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Philosophy Reading Group

Reading group has been running regularly for well over a decade, ever since Ward Jones joined the department. It is a tradition that many of us enjoy and take pride in as something especially worthwhile about the Rhodes Philosophy Department. Members of the department—faculty, postgraduate students, some upper-level undergraduates—and sometimes interested members of the Rhodes and Makhanda community, meet once a week during the academic term to read and discuss “philosophical” material, broadly construed. The reading for the week is generally reasonably short (less than 30 pages) and might be an academic essay, a sermon, a short story or any piece of writing that could provoke discussion. Occasionally, there is a theme for the term; sometimes we read a longer text over consecutive weeks; every now and then we read something by a member of the department. The intention is always to exchange ideas as a philosophical community.

Due to the Coronavirus, Reading Group is currently meeting virtually via Zoom. Our next meeting will take place Thursday, 28 October at 15h00 SAST. We will be discussing the first section of Al-Ghazali's, "The Destruction of the Philosophers." 

Watch this space for updates or email Laurence Bloom at l.bloom@ru.ac.za for the link to the meeting, in order to be added to the mailing list, to receive a copy of the reading for the week, or to suggest a reading for the group.



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