Old Capitol Books invites you to NEPOTISM 4! A Night of Poetry. We’ll close up the shop, turn down the lights and bring together some of California’s “best” poets. Their work is amazing. They are my friends. I am not biased at all. Really. Continue reading Nepotism 4: poetry and our own inflated egos
This month, we’re lucky to have local philosopher Robert Kuhry facilitate our Theory & Philosophy Reading Group session on Søren Kierkegaard’s Concept of Anxiety. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Søren Kierkegaard
The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents: Eike Waltz & Garland Thompson
Sunday, February 9, 2:00 p.m., $5.00 Admission
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey Continue reading Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium presents Eike Waltz & Garland Thompson
We’re thrilled to announce a night of poetry to raise money for the production of Imaginary Animal – a play written by poet and scholar Rachelle Escamilla.
31 January 2020, 7:30pm, $10
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.
Come join us at Old Capitol Books for a discussion of Albert Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus, in which he uses the Greek myth of the tragic figure of Sisyphus as the backdrop for his musings on the absurdity of life.
One must imagine Sisyphus as happy.
Reading available for free here.
Free and open to everyone.
The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents:
Dane Cervine and Kim Li Bui
Sunday, January 12, 2:00 p.m., $5.00 Admission
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey
This month, the Theory & Philosophy Reading Group will look at the work of Renaissance Neoplatonic philosopher, Pico della Mirandola – his “Oration on the Dignity of Man.” Something beautiful and uplifting for the holiday season! Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Pico della Mirandola
We had such a positive response when we performed for Lit Crawl at The Lost Church in SF, that we decided to bring this event back to Monterey! Continue reading Sin-Aesthetic: an Atmospheric Feast of Sensual Delight
For November’s Theory & Philosophy Reading Group, we’re going to return to Karl Marx – this time looking at this critique of Hegel.
Friday November 22
Free and open to everyone
From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:
This work is home to Marx’s notorious remark that religion is the ‘opiate of the people’, a harmful, illusion-generating painkiller, and it is here that Marx sets out his account of religion in most detail. Just as importantly Marx here also considers the question of how revolution might be achieved in Germany, and sets out the role of the proletariat in bringing about the emancipation of society as a whole.
No prior knowledge of Marx or philosophy required to attend and participate in the discussion.
Reading available for free here: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1843/critique-hpr/intro.htm
This month, we’re going to explore a question rather than the work of a single philosopher. We’ll be asking the question: Are machines conscious? Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Are Machines Conscious?