This month’s reading group is facilitated by Stephanie and will look at the New England Transcendentalists, and in particular, “American Scholar” by Emerson. Date: Friday 2 June, 7pm-8:30pm Location: Old Capitol Books, 482 Alvarado St., above Twisted Roots
Category Archives: Reading Groups
831 Anarchist Discussion Group
Friday 3 February 2023, 7pm. For this next reading group, we’re going back to a subject that we were interested in later: queerness and anarchism. We’re returning to some essays from Queering Anarchism from AK Press. You can buy the book here or download the selections for free below. We’re also reading an essay fromContinue reading “831 Anarchist Discussion Group”
Theory and Philosophy Reading Group: Deleuze and Guattari’s Thousand Plateaus
So the reading group is back! And we decided we were feeling masochistic, so we’ve decided to start with Deleuze and Guattari’s Thousand Plateaus. Theory and Philosophy Reading Group: Deleuze & Guattari’s A Thousand PlateausFriday August 20th, 2021 – 7pm Old Capitol Books, Downtown Monterey “A Thousand Plateaus continues the work Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari beganContinue reading “Theory and Philosophy Reading Group: Deleuze and Guattari’s Thousand Plateaus”
Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Søren Kierkegaard
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.
Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Albert Camus
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 mustContinue reading “Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Albert Camus”
Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Pico della Mirandola
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!
Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Marx’s Critique of Hegel
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 7pm 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’, aContinue reading “Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Marx’s Critique of Hegel”
Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Are Machines Conscious?
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?
Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Nietzsche’s Will to Power
September 27th, 2019 at 7pm Old Capitol Books Ok, ok, so we’ve been getting together to read now for over four years and we’ve never read Nietzsche – and I’m not sure if that’s a GOOD thing or a BAD thing. But either way, we’re going for it! Anything is easy after Kant, right?!
Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Achille Mbembe
We’re returning to Achille Mbembe’s “Necropolitics” to discuss the political power over who is allowed to live and who must die.