Hello, we are a group of reading and discussion enthusiasts. We run small casual read-togethers of several Great Books. Our discord server is here
Below is a non-exhaustive list of our reading groups:
Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil: Orgazined by Andrew, a New Yorker who majors in biochemistry and German Literature. Andrew works as a lab technician and German tutor. This group meets on Discord's voice chat on Fridays at 15.00 GMT.
Stirner's The Unique and its Property: Organized by Timothy, who has a background in Hegelian philosophy. The group reads four pages together every session. Currently, they are in §1.3. "The Free". This group meets on Discord's voice chat at 20.30 GMT on Wednesdays.
Marcus Aurelius's The Meditations: Organized by Luciano, a senior software engineer. Luciano is Dutch but currently lives on the Greek island of Lesbos. Luciano previously hosted the group on Epictetus's Enchiridion. This group currently is in Book IV. This group meets on Sundays at 17.00 GMT on Zoom.
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: Organized by Humphrey, a philosophy student at Newcastle University. Humphrey also runs his own IRL book club. This group currently is in Book III.
Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: Organized by "Leno" a grad student of engineering. He previously hosted the group on Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus. This group is currently on page 21 of the Princeton translation. This group meets on Zoom on Saturdays at 16.00 GMT.
Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching: Organized by Alex, a History major, specialized in Early Christianity. This group currently is in Chapter 34 of the Red Pine translation. Alex also organizes a group on Chinese poetry. This group meets on Saturday very early in the morning (1 am GMT) on Discord's voice chat.
B. Russell's The Problems of Philosophy: Organized by Ezra, a mathematics student in his early 20s. This group's first meeting is this Saturday at 20.00 GMT.
Koch's The Feeling of Life itself: Organized by "Nottola" a software engineer. "Nottola" is from Spain but currently lives in Rome. This group meets on Google Meet on Mondays at 19.30 GMT.
I also organize three groups (Ontology, Meaning of Life, and Plato's Republic). All of them are on Zoom (Thursday 20.00 GMT, Saturday 16.00 GMT, and Sunday 20.30 GMT respectively), on this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2018595025. I studied history in the UK (MPhil Cantab, DPhil Oxon) and I can read Attic.
Apart from philosophy, we also monthly discuss non-fiction books (past books include 1984, Notes from the Underground, Brave New World, The Trial by Kafka et al).
We also have a film club, we watch an art movie together every Friday at 20.00 GMT. Past movies include: Battleship Potemkin, Arsenal by Dovzhenko, Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Cranes are Flying.