Philosophy Reading Group

Join us at the Picton branch as we wade into the deep end. In the Philosophy Reading Group we will select one of four texts spanning various philosophical epochs. Together we will decide on a reading schedule then meet, discuss and assess the work.


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The Genealogy of Morality - Friedrich Nietzsche (approx 190 pg) 1887.

A polemical analysis of the emergence of moral orders. Considered one of Nietzsche’s most important works.

The Metaphysical Foundations of Science - E.A. Burtt (approx 360 pg) 1924.

An accessible analysis of the early-modern thinkers (such as Galileo and Descartes) who developed the mechanical philosophy of nature which obtains to this day. A classic in the philosophy of science.

The Need for Roots - Simone Weil (approx 300 pg) 1943.

A diagnosis of the conflict and alienation of modern societies through a discussion of lost values such as “rootedness”, community, tradition and justice.

The Enchiridion - Epictetus (approx 100 pg) 1st century.

A concise guide to living a virtuous and tranquil life according to Stoic philosophy.


When and Where

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Wednesday at 5:30 PM
Tuesday at 5:30 PM
Friday at 5:30 PM

We will meet at Picton Branch Library.

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