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.

Date and Time
Usually last Wednesday of the month, 7:00–9:00 pm

Please contact our moderator Bruce Kaplan to receive a Zoom invitation for the online discussion.

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.

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Philosophy Group Information

Dates 2020

John Gray: Seven Types of Atheism

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

More information about the book:
Seven Types of Atheism
John Gray: Seven Types of Atheism

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

More information about the book:
Culture and the Death of God
Charles Taylor: Hegel and Modern Society

Meeting Space: First Meeting back at the Goethe-Institut!

More information about the book:
Hegel and Modern Society
Please contact our moderator Bruce Kaplan to receive a Zoom invitation for the online discussion.

Alexandre Kojève: Introduction to the Reading of Hegel

Lectures on the "Phenomenology of Spirit"

More information about the book:
Introduction to the Reading of Hegel

Further online links about Kojève's work:
Please contact our moderator Bruce Kaplan to receive a Zoom invitation for the online discussion.

Mircea Eliade: Cosmos and History

The Myth of the Eternal Return

Book available online:
Internet Archive: Cosmos and History