Philosophy Book Discussion Group
The Philosophy Book Discussion Group shall initially draw from British and Germanic thinkers. This split prompts a sharp distinction between science and theology/philosophy, as expressed in the division of ‘mind’ and ‘brain’. A major focus will be to address philosophy as a personal or individual subject in relation to academic philosophers. Using titles from the Very Short Introduction series, published by Oxford University Press, the initial chosen authors will follow chronologically from the Enlightenment Era to the first part of the 20thcentury. Although the books are small and brief they are compacted with much detail requiring thoughtful examination. The book for April discussion will be Hegel: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Singer (Oxford University Press, $11.95). Hegel is regarded as one of the most influential figures on modern political and intellectual development. Offering a broad discussion of Hegel's ideas and an account of his major works, Singer explains what have often been considered abstruse and obscure ideas in a clear and inviting manner.