Philadelphia Great Books Spring Institute

Philadelphia Great Books Council’s Spring Institute
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bucks County Community College,  “Lower Bucks” Campus, Bristol, PA
(Please Note New Location – Less Than 1 Minute from I-95)
Ideas Worth Noting

You are invited to attend the Philadelphia Great Books Council’s 57th annual Spring Institute.

In the morning, we will discuss Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 1864 Notes from the Underground which presents the Underground Man’s passionate critique of the 19th century’s focus on materialism, social utopianism and science. Many believe this short novel is Dostoevsky’s most original and greatest work. In the afternoon, we consider R.F. Georgy’s Notes from the Café, a lively, readable homage to Dostoevsky’s masterpiece in which, 150 years later, the Café Dweller offers an equally incisive commentary on science, technology and the information age. Have we, our values and our civilization made any progress? Join us as we consider who and were we are – and where we may be heading.
Additional lowdown for lovers of literature: the $50 fee covers continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks and copies of both books, which will be mailed promptly upon receipt of your registration.

Registration Form

For more information, contact:

Anne Cramer (856) 346-3621 or
Bill Meiers (215) 953-0147


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