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POSTPONED – Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Sartre & Fanon

Did you know that Jean-Paul Sartre was interested in anti-colonial struggles and worked together with thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Albert Memmi?

 

POSTPONED until Friday 25 January, 7pm

We’re going to spend the next few months exploring this engagement, reading the works of Sartre in relationship to some of his greatest contemporaries in anti-colonial thinking.

To start, we’ll be reading Jean-Paul Sartre’s introduction to Frantz Fanon’s important work of black liberation theory: Wretched of the Earth!

Full text available for free here.

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Jean-Paul Sartre

Reading Simone de Beauvoir last month got us a little curious about her other-half, Jean-Paul Sartre. Apart from being known has Simone de Beauvior’s partner, did you know that he was a philosopher in his own right? Come join us as we read selections from his work Being and Nothingness.

This is PART II of our Jean-Paul Sartre reading, and we’ll be exploring the second part of the reading below. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Jean-Paul Sartre

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 41: Simone de Beauvoir

The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group is back for our forty-first iteration with Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex! After reading Levinas, we decided to read criticisms of Levinas from Beauvoir, who challenges Levinas’s definition of woman against the backdrop of men in such a way that women seem secondary. Come read and study with us! Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 41: Simone de Beauvoir

Theory & Philosophy 37: Heidegger and Daoism

We’re meandering through subjects, questions, and problems that interest us. After reading the Tao Te Ching and reading works by Heidegger and Levinas, we’ve decided to spend some time exploring a segment of Heidegger scholarship that looks at connections between Heidegger and Taoism.

When: Friday 17 August 2018
Where: Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, downtown Monterey

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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