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
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. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXV: Hannah Arendt
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. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XX: Teresa Amott & Julie Matthaei
What is democracy, precisely? Will it ever deliver on what it promises? How significant is the difference between state democracy and direct democracy? Is anarchism a kind of direct democracy, or something else entirely? And how do democratic discourse and procedures serve the social movements that adopt them?
Next reading group will be 19 July 2016, 7pm at Old Capitol Books.
Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Anarchist Critiques of Democracy
Wednesday 20 April 2016, 7pm: Last year Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network hosted the Theory and Philosophy Reading Groups, focusing on philosophers and theorists who had been in prison.
In 2016 the Theory & Philosophy Reading Group will highlight radical African philosophy!
For the third Theory and Philosophy Reading Group of 2016, we’ll be returning to Achille Mbembe’s important work, “Necropolitics.”
Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XVI: Achille Mbembe
Wednesday September 23rd 2015, 7pm: Our Theory & Philosophy reading groups with the Direct Action Monterey Network have been a great success for over a year, and we’re coming up on our thirteenth iteration with the works of Marxist theorist, Antonio Negri. We’re super excited to continue our readings highlighting theorists, thinkers, and philosophers who have been imprisoned. These reading groups have been chosen in solidarity with statewide actions against solitary confinement.
Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XIII: Antonio Negri
Thursday, 21 May 2015 – 7pm: In collaboration with the Direct Action Monterey Network, this month’s Theory & Philosophy reading group is highlighting struggles against solitary confinement by featuring the prison writings of Marxist theorist, Antonio Gramsci. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group X: Antonio Gramsci