Lahaska: Philosophy Book Club *NEW DAY*

The Philosophy Book Club
The Lahaska Bookshop welcomes you to join us an engaging discussion about all things Philosophy. We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of the month, starting at 12:00 p.m. We welcome your insights and input for future readings. Discussion led by Jonathan Matas, an M.A. graduate of the Rutgers University philosophy program with 35 years experience teaching philosophy to adult students.
 

Meeting: Thursday, February 20th from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Discussing: The Greek Sophists by John Dillon and Tania Gergel

 

to be determined By mid-5th century BC, Athens was governed by democratic rule and power turned upon the ability of the citizen to command the attention of the people, and to sway the crowds of the assembly. It was the Sophists who understood the art of rhetoric and the importance of transforming effective reasoning into persuasive public speaking. Their enquiries - into the status of women, slavery, the distinction between Greeks and barbarians, the existence of the gods, the origins of religion, and whether virtue can be taught - laid the groundwork for the insights of the next generation of thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All book club selections are 20% off for Book Club members.


 
Upcoming Selections
 
To Be Determined.....
The Greek Sophists Cover Image
By John Dillon (Introduction by), John Dillon (Translated by), Tania Gergel (Introduction by), Tania Gergel (Translated by)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780140436891
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - October 28th, 2003