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Book 9: The Republic
Book 9: The Republic Picture
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
Librairie-café Les Recyclables: 53, rue de Carouge, Geneva
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The Republic by Plato. Considered to be the most influential text on philosophy and politics, this work delves into what is right and just. Many ideas such as philosopher-kings, Theory of Forms, and thoughts on immortality of the soul were borne of this work and continue to be discussed today.

Presenter: Mehran
Commenter: Andy

Time: 19:15 sharp

20 minutes book presentation:

A brief history of author’s life
A short summary of the book
Main/new ideas that the book brought to the society at the time that it was written
What were the major implications/reactions at the time that it was written?
What are the major implications on our daily lives (if any)?

30-40 minutes group discussion led by the commenter:
Member’s personal view about the book, opposing ideas

Venue: Librairie-café Les Recyclables: 53, rue de Carouge, Genève

Tram 12/13 arrêt Pont d'Arve ou Augustin,
Bus 1/4/44 arrêt Pont d'Arve ou Plainpalais,
Parking vélo devant l'arcade,
Parking voiture sous le centre commercial Plainpalais-centre

Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting!

Look forward to see you all!

Download the book from: http://sites.google.com/site/genevabookclubgbc/books/executive-docs/files-1/01.TheRepublicbyPlato.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

To purchase the hard copy, you can send an email to Grégory in Librairie-café Les Recyclables: [email protected]

To join the club: http://www.glocals.com/#/groups/geneva/geneva-book-club-group.htm

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