Topic: philosophy



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.