There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.
Come join us at Old Capitol Books for a discussion of Albert Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus, in which he uses the Greek myth of the tragic figure of Sisyphus as the backdrop for his musings on the absurdity of life.
For November’s Theory & Philosophy Reading Group, we’re going to return to Karl Marx – this time looking at this critique of Hegel.
Friday November 22
Free and open to everyone
From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: This work is home to Marx’s notorious remark that religion is the ‘opiate of the people’, a harmful, illusion-generating painkiller, and it is here that Marx sets out his account of religion in most detail. Just as importantly Marx here also considers the question of how revolution might be achieved in Germany, and sets out the role of the proletariat in bringing about the emancipation of society as a whole.
No prior knowledge of Marx or philosophy required to attend and participate in the discussion.