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!
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
Friday 25 August 2017, 7pm: Join other thinkers, intellectuals, activists, and readers from the peninsula (and beyond) for our twenty ninth Theory & Philosophy Reading Group which will be exploring Peter Gelderloos’s new book Worshipping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation (AK Press, 2017). This will be the first of three reading groups which will focus on anarchist theories of the state. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 29: Peter Gelderloos
Friday 28 July 2017, 7pm: The Theory & Philosophy Reading Group will explore an essay which was written in response to the Deleuze and Foucault conversation that we read earlier this year: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s “Can the Subaltern Speak?” (1988). Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 28: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Friday 30 June 2017, 7pm: Our last Hannah Arendt reading group was such a success that we’re returning to the subject. This time we’ll be reading from selections of The Human Condition and The Life of the Mind. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 27: Hannah Arendt (Part 2)
Friday 31 March 2017, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are teaming up again to continue their exploration of twentieth century fascism through theory and philosophy. Last month the philosophy group read Hannah Arendt – selections from Origins of Totalitarianism and Eichmann in Jerusalem. This month the reading group will be covering Walter Benjamin’s essay “Theory of German Fascism.” Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 26: Walter Benjamin
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