Thu, Nov 30|
Young Professionals Reading Group Fall 2023
This program is for Austin’s young professionals. We are creating a space, a recurring occasion for cultural enrichment, dialogue, and personal growth. We will meet every other week on Thursday nights. Register to save your spot and spread the word!
Time & Location
Nov 30, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
About The Event
Austin's young professionals ages 25 - 45 are gathering for intellectual and human enrichment at the Austin Institute!
The Good Life Book Club is the best place to make new friends and explore questions on human flourishing.
We read literature that speaks to the most profound human needs and deals with the most contemporary issues: such as religion, sex, and family life. We gather at the institute's beautiful backyard or lovely indoor spaces. A glass of wine will always be offered.
About the first 3 meetings:
We will be reading from excerpts from Virtue Politcs by James Hankins. This book a bold, revisionist account of the political thought of the Italian Renaissance―from Petrarch to Machiavelli―that reveals the all-important role of character in shaping society, both in citizens and in their leaders.
“Magisterial…Humanist scholars in the Italian Renaissance were concerned with many of the same puzzles that obsess us today…Hankins shows that the humanists’ obsession with character explains their surprising indifference to particular forms of government. If rulers lacked authentic virtue, they believed, it did not matter what institutions framed their power.”―Wall Street Journal
About what comes next:
We will be reading more on topics such as.....