Philosophy Study Group
For this meeting we have chosen to read a philosophical novel rather than our usual diet of books and articles by philosophers. The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (1857) was the last novel written by Herman Melville. A paperback copy of the book can be found for $6 - $14 new and less if used. An ebook costs only a few dollars. But best of all, it is available on the Gutenberg Project for free.
The story is ostensibly about a con man who takes a steamboat down the Mississippi, interacting with his marks; but, of course, it is much more than that. Just what else it is about is to be discovered at our next meeting. So be prepared to be enlightened, challenged, inspired, amused, and perhaps...fooled? Bring money.