Philosophy Group

The Philosophy Group is an independent discussion group and meets once a month at the Goethe-Institut. Books and authors are introduced in the beginning, and discussions are lightly moderated. All discussions are in English.

During the Goethe-Institut renovation, discussions will be less frequent. The group is trying to meet the last Tuesday of each month.

Location:
Cambridge Masonic Temple, 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd floor, Cambridge

Time
7:00–9:00 pm

Moderator Bruce Kaplan is a practicing urban planner with graduate training in continental philosophy and intellectual history. His independent scholarship has focused on modern intellectual history, film, architecture, urban planning, communal studies and Jewish studies. He has presented at more than a dozen academic conferences on 3 continents.

Up-to-date Information + Mailing list:
Literatursalon Philosophy Group Information

 

Dates 2019

Pierre Hadot: Philosophy as a Way of Life
Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault

Meeting Space: Cambridge Masonic Temple, 1950 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, 7:00–9:00 pm

More information about the book:
Philosophy as a Way of Life
Marcus Aurelius: Meditations
and
Epictetus: The Enchiridion

Meeting Space: Cambridge Masonic Temple, 1950 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, 7:00–9:00 pm

More information about the books:
Meditations
The Enchiridion
Lucretius: On the Nature of Things
and
Stephen Greenblatt: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Meeting Space:
Cambridge Masonic Temple, 1950 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, 7:00–9:00 pm

More information about the books:
On the Nature of Things
The Swerve
Francis Fukuyama: Identity
The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

Meeting Space: Cambridge Masonic Temple, 1950 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, 7:00–9:00 pm

More information about the book:
Identity

Dates 2018

George Steiner: Nostalgia for the Absolute & Lessons of the Masters

Meeting Space: Boston Public Library (Copley Square), Mezzanine Conference Room 3, 7:00–9:00 pm

More information about the books:
Nostalgia for the Absolute
Lessons of the Masters
 
Ellen Wood: The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View

Meeting Space: Cambridge Masonic Hall, 1950 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 7:00–9:00 pm

More information about the book:
The Origin of Capitalism
Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy

Meeting Space: Cambridge Masonic Temple, 1950 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, 7:00–9:00 pm

More information about the book:
The Consolation of Philosophy
Hannah Arendt: Crises of the Republic
Lying in Politics. Civil Disobedience. On Violence. Thoughts on Politics and Revolution

Meeting Space: Cambridge Masonic Temple, 1950 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, 7:00–9:00 pm

More information about the book:
Crises of the Republic
Bernard Williams: Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy

Meeting Space: Cambridge Masonic Temple, 1950 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, 7:00–9:00 pm

More information about the book:
Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy
John Kaag: American Philosophy
A Love Story

Meeting Space: Cambridge Masonic Temple, 1950 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, 7:00–9:00 pm

More information about the book:
American Philosophy: A Love Story