Very Short Book Club
What, exactly, is "conscience"? From where does it originate? If it speaks to us, in whose voice does it speak? Is it a personal trait or a gift of a god? How reliable is it? In this month's selection of the Very Short Book Club--Conscience: A Very Short Introduction--author Paul Strohm explores the deep historical roots of conscience and consider what it has meant to successive generations. Using examples from literature, history, politics, religion, and popular culture, he challenges us to examine the authority and meaning of conscience in our own lives.
Anyone is welcome to join this Very Short Book Club, which is gradually--and in very short doses--working toward a complete understanding of everything by tackling a new title from the Oxford University Press Very Short Introductions series every month. The monthly discussions are mediated by Josiah and welcome all types of thinkers. Or just come browse our collection of 300+ VSIs, offering concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given topic. If you'd like to learn more about the group stop in and talk to Josiah or email him atJosiah@bookendsandbeginnings.com