On each Tuesday in September from 6-7 p.m. the Jackson County Public Library is presenting a series of lectures/discussions on Existentialism led by Clemson professor Todd May.
This series will be in the Community Room, is free and requires no registration, although, per Jackson County regulations, attendees will be required to wear a mask.
May is Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of the Humanities at Clemson. He is the author of 16 books of philosophy and was an advisor to the philosophical sitcom “The Good Place.”
He is currently advising The Good Place’s showrunner, Mike Schur, on a book of ethics that is due out next spring with Simon and Schuster.
“Existentialism is one of the most enduring philosophies to emerge out of the past two centuries,” May said. “It asks deep questions about what it means to be alive and how to cope in a universe that seems indifferent to our existence.”
The group will discuss thinkers like Dostoyevsky, Sartre, Beauvoir and recent post-existentialist developments. Rather than simply a lecture, organizers are hoping for lively discussion of important life issues.
For more information, call the Jackson County Public Library at 586-2016. This seminar is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. The Jackson County Public Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library (www.fontanalib.org).