Great Books Discussion Group, adults
No registration required.
We will meet at the round tables outside of the Friends Meeting Room.
This month: Phaedo by Plato translated by Benjamin Jowett
A number of friends gather with Socrates in his cell, including his old friend Crito and two Pythagorean philosophers, Simmias and Cebes. Socrates begins, as usual, the story by saying that suicide is wrong, because a true philosopher must wait for death and not cause it voluntarily. The soul is immortal, and the philosopher spent his life in the form, so that it detaches from the body’s needs. (summary from https://www.the-philosophy.com/plato-phaedo-summary )
Fulltext online at https://www.fulltextarchive.com/pdfs/Phaedo.pdf
See Reference Department for more information about this month's reading or the club.
- Thursday, December 12, 2019
- 7:30pm - 8:30pm
- Tenafly - Space TBD
- Tenafly Public Library