Our next reading group will be August 26, 2022. Check back soon for more detail. Note that we will not be having a reading group in July 2022. This month’s reading group is facilitated by Tony and will explore key passages from the classic text, Ideology and Utopia by Karl Mannheim. Date: Friday 22 April,Continue reading “Philosophy Reading Group”
Friday 7 October 2022, 7pm. For the next reading group we’ll be readings on the Spanish Civil War.
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”
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.
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”
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!
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”
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?
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?!
We’re returning to Achille Mbembe’s “Necropolitics” to discuss the political power over who is allowed to live and who must die.