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”

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Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXV: Hannah Arendt

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.

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Anarchist Critiques of Democracy

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 JulyContinue reading “Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Anarchist Critiques of Democracy”

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XVI: Achille Mbembe

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 ofContinue reading “Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XVI: Achille Mbembe”

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XIII: Antonio Negri

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 whoContinue reading “Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XIII: Antonio Negri”