The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group will knuckle down this summer and focus in on Kant’s ‘The Critique of Pure Reason,’ sometimes called the first Critique. Discussions will be facilitated by Robert Kuhry, are free, and open to everyone. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Kant (four part series)
This month’s theory and philosophy reading group will look at the dialogue between Derrida and Habermas, published as Philosophy in a Time of Terror.
Friday 14 June
Copies available at Old Capitol Books.
Free and open to everyone.
More information coming soon.
The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group here has been weaving its way through black phenomenology and black epistemology. After reading some of Jean-Paul Sartre’s work in support of African liberation struggles, we moved on to read Frantz Fanon, Kathryn Gines, James Baldwin, and Achille Mbembe. Now we’re going to do a double session, looking at the important work of Kimberlé Crenshaw and Patricia Hill Collins. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Crenshaw & Collins
Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone this event. If there’s interest, we’re hold it again later in June!
Come join our regular reading group for a special session featuring seniors at CSU Monterey studying critical legal philosophy. The normal reading group will be joined by these students for a conversation exploring the works of Michel Foucault, Achille Mbembe, and Jacques Derrida. Continue reading (CANCELLED) Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Derrida, Mbembe, Foucault
After reading Sartre and Beauvoir, we became interested in black existentialism and phenomenology. We’ve been exploring Frantz Fanon and James Baldwin, and now we’re going to read an essay by Kathryn Gines that was published in Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy: “Sartre, Beauvoir, and the Gender/Race Analogy: The Case for Black Feminist Philosophy”.
We’re continuing our investigation of black phenomenology. This month looking at James Baldwin’s important essay “Stranger in the Village”. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: James Baldwin
We’ve recently been reading Jean-Paul Sartre account of his phenomenology of the “look” and this got us thinking about Frantz Fanon’s work. After reading Sartre’s introduction to the Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth, we’ve decided to dive into another of Fanon’s important texts: Black Skin White Mask.
Reading available for free here (Read the chapter “The Fact of Blackness”)
Free and open to everyone