Philosophy Book Discussion Group
The Philosophy Book Discussion Group shall initially draw from British and Germanic thinkers. 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 May discussion is Marx: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Singer (Oxford University Press, $11.95). Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist.