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,Continue reading “Theory & Philosophy 37: Heidegger and Daoism”

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 togetherContinue reading “Theory & Philosophy 34: Henry David Thoreau on Nature”

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. FridayContinue reading “The Isms of March! Thinking Critically about Society Seminar Series Announced!”

Theory & Philosophy 32: Friendship as a Form of Life

“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 togetherContinue 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. TheseContinue 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.