Category Archives: Reading Groups

Theory & Philosophy 34: Henry David Thoreau on Nature

Part of a series of events for National Poetry Month

POSTPONED – now scheduled for May 4th.

Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are coming together for the thirty-fourth iteration of the Theory & Philosophy Reading Group, working through a mini-series on Environmental Philosophy. At the end of April, we’ll come together to read the poetry and the prose of Henry David Thoreau, whose nature writings were an essential part of the New England Transcendentalist movement. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy 34: Henry David Thoreau on Nature

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The Isms of March! Thinking Critically about Society Seminar Series Announced!

We’re back at it again with a series of seminars The Isms of March as part of our Thinking Critically about Society series. We’ll be joined by CSU Monterey Bay professors, local poets, and critically thinkers just like you to help tackle some of the different ideologies and theories that we’ve been hearing about.

Friday 9 March – 7pm: What is Anarchism?
Friday 16 March – 7pm: Understanding Neoliberalism
Friday 23 March – 7pm: Reading Marx
Friday 30 March – 7pm: Exploring Primitivism

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Theory & Philosophy 32: Friendship as a Form of Life

tumblr_mkax74oewe1rz0ud3o1_r1_250“We face each other without terms or convenient words, with nothing to assure us about the meaning of the movement that carries us toward each other. We have to invent, from A to Z, a relationship that is still formless, which is friendship.”

The Direct Action Monterey Network and Old Capitol Books are coming together for the thirty-second Theory and Philosophy Reading Group, starting out the year in conversation about the radical potential of friendship.

When: 19 January 2018, 7pm
Where: Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, downtown Monterey Continue reading Theory & Philosophy 32: Friendship as a Form of Life

Thinking Critically about Society Fall 2017 Series announced!

November 2017: It’s that time again! Old Capitol Books, the Direct Action Monterey Network, and the Monterey Community Education Project are teaming up to bring you a series of free seminars and discussions on critical thinking and social theory. This November we’re having three seminars: Marxist-Feminism, Post-Colonial Theory, and Learning from the Paris Commune. These discussions are facilitated by local professors at CSU Monterey Bay, local activists, and thinkers (just like you!) Continue reading Thinking Critically about Society Fall 2017 Series announced!

Theory & Philosophy XXX: Mikhail Bakunin

New date: Friday 27 October 2017, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are coming together for the thirtieth discussion in the Theory and Philosophy Reading Group. This is a mini-series within the broader project which explores anarchist theories of the state. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy XXX: Mikhail Bakunin