Central Market, 2nd floor 3815 Westheimer Houston TX
We are individuals of widely varying backgrounds, and we welcome any and all newcomers. The only qualification is the willingness to read and the desire for the experience of philosophy.
We approach each reading on its own terms and with an open mind. The first-time participant can contribute as much and get as much out of the experience as the veteran.
Please come by and give us a look. You may find it stimulating and make this a part of your life, as we have.
If you have any questions, please contact Kent Guida. Or just drop by on the third Thursday of any month and look for a group of mild-mannered people sitting around a table.
We read and discuss the great books of political philosophy from Aristotle to the present. We are currently reading on the general theme of political economy. We began this theme nearly five years ago and have read Cantillon, Turgot, Adam Smith, Malthus, Condorcet, Say, Ricardo, James Mill, Macaulay, Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Bastiat, Hegel, Marx and some of Marx's early critics. The readings are often available in PDF form, with links on the calendar page and on the group’s Meetup site. Or you can contact Kent Guida for a copy.
Our discussions follow the shared inquiry approach – we work together to understand what questions the author is addressing, what he is saying, what it means and is it true. Our subject area is political philosophy, but our discussions are philosophical, not political. We do not aim to convert one another to a political point of view, but to share the experience of inquiry and to learn from our authors and each other.