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 September discussion is Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Tenner (Oxford University Press, $11.95). With his well-known idiosyncrasies and aphoristic style, Friedrich Nietzsche is always bracing and provocative, and temptingly easy to dip into. Michael Tanner's introduction to the philosopher's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings and explodes many of the misconceptions that have grown in the hundred years since Nietzsche wrote "do not, above all, confound me with what I am not!" 

Event date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #34) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780192854148
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - February 1st, 2001