Category Archives: Reading Groups

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXV: Hannah Arendt

Friday 24 February 2017, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and The Direct Action Monterey Network are coming together for our 25th Theory & Philosophy Reading Group. This month, we’re interested in exploring some of the most important writings on the rise of fascism: The Origins of Totalitarianism and Eichmann in Jerusalem. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXV: Hannah Arendt

Chomsky and Foucault on Human Nature (Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXIII)

Friday 9 December 2016, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and Direct Action Monterey Network are hosting the twenty-third Theory and Philosophy Reading Group. In this month’s reading group, we’ll be exploring one of the most famous philosophical debates of the twentieth-century: the debate between Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky. Continue reading Chomsky and Foucault on Human Nature (Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXIII)

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXII: Frantz Fanon Documentary “Concerning Violence”

Friday 11 November 2016, 7pm: Instead of our normal reading group, this month the Theory and Philosophy Reading Group will be showing a Sundance Official Selection film Concerning Violence (2014).

We will also be talking about anti-racist and anti-colonial struggles! As part of this, we’re going to be taking donations at the door to send off to Standing Rock! $5 suggested donation. NOTAFLOF Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXII: Frantz Fanon Documentary “Concerning Violence”

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXI: Frances Fox Piven & Richard Cloward

Friday 28 October 2016, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are teaming up against for the twenty-first installment of the Theory and Philosophy Reading Group. This month, we’ll be reading sections from Poor People’s Movements by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward. Come join local thinkers, activists, philosophers, and readers for a discussion about the intersections between theory, philosophy, and social movements. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXI: Frances Fox Piven & Richard Cloward

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XX: Teresa Amott & Julie Matthaei

Friday 30 September 2016, 7pm: In September, the Direct Action Monterey Network is putting on the 20th theory and philosophy reading group, continuing their study of Marxist-Feminist thought through the exploration of a work by Teresa Amott and Julie Matthaei. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XX: Teresa Amott & Julie Matthaei

Thinking Critically about Society Summer 2016 Series

Hey there you lovers of social theory and philosophy – Old Capitol Books is teaming up again with the Direct Action Monterey Network to bring a series of seminars on critical and political theory to downtown Monterey.tcas-banner

This summer’s seminars are facilitated by a collection of artists, professors, and students who live and work on the peninsula, covering the topics of Transgender Anarchism, Marxist-Feminism, Queer Theory, and Transnational Feminism.

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