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 groupsContinue 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).
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.
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 beContinue 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.
Friday 9 December 2016, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and Direct Action Monterey Network are hosting the twenty-third Theory and Philosophy Reading Group. In this month’s reading group, we’ll be exploring one of the most famous philosophical debates of the twentieth-century: the debate between Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky.
Friday 11 November 2016, 7pm: Instead of our normal reading group, this month the Theory and Philosophy Reading Group will be showing a Sundance Official Selection film Concerning Violence (2014). We will also be talking about anti-racist and anti-colonial struggles! As part of this, we’re going to be taking donations at the door to sendContinue reading “Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXII: Frantz Fanon Documentary “Concerning Violence””
Friday 28 October 2016, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are teaming up against for the twenty-first installment of the Theory and Philosophy Reading Group. This month, we’ll be reading sections from Poor People’s Movements by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward. Come join local thinkers, activists, philosophers, and readers forContinue reading “Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXI: Frances Fox Piven & Richard Cloward”
Friday 30 September 2016, 7pm: In September, the Direct Action Monterey Network is putting on the 20th theory and philosophy reading group, continuing their study of Marxist-Feminist thought through the exploration of a work by Teresa Amott and Julie Matthaei.