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Mount Auburn Book Club: American Philosophy: A Love Story by John Kaag
American Philosophy: A Love Story (2016) is part intellectual history, part memoir. John Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. The books Kaag discovers in the Hocking library include the works of philosopher Josiah Royce who is buried on Excelsior Path.
Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in the Front Office Conference Room on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided. Free.
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Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.