Topic: philosophy

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Impression: Katie Pearlman

Music is an essential part of many people’s lives, something taken for granted as always being there to provide entertainment, joy, celebration and even solace.



Richard Velkley, professor of philosophy in the School of Liberal Arts, has published Sarastro’s Cave: Letters From the Recent Past (Mercer University Press, 2021). This epistolary novel is a departure from Velkley’s other published works on the history of modern philosophy. Sarastro’s Cave is created from letters written by a fictional professor of history at a Southern university before he mysteriously disappears. A reviewer said that the novel is “a philosophic tour de force — witty, intellectually absorbing, and in the end deeply moving.