This semester I established a new reading group which I am calling the Saint Socrates Society. More details on the Society will come. For now I wanted to get a post up so that those in the Society and others would have a place to discuss.
This term the Saint Socrates Society has this topic – Josef Pieper: Philosophy, Myth, Ritual and the Sacred.
For those interested in reading along and discussing on this blog (which will soon be re-named and “re-branded”), we will be reading the following books by Josef Pieper (in order):
In Defense of Philosophy
Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power
A Brief Reader on the Virtues of the Human Heart
Only the Lover Sings: Art and Contemplation
The Platonic Myths
In Tune with the World
Tradition: Concept and Claim
In Search of the Sacred: Contributions to an Answer
I don’t know how much discussion will overflow from our weekly meetings onto this blog. But I will post an entry for each book for us to discuss. All are welcome to contribute.
Let this, then, be the discussion stream for In Defense of Philosophy.