Reading Group: Marcuse on Tolerance

25 Sep

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PCPN is excited to continue our summer/fall session — Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School — tomorrow (09/26) with a discussion of Marcuse’s “Repressive Tolerance.”

Reading:

  • 09/26: Marcuse, “Repressive Tolerance”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Bloomfield Crazy Mocha (4525 Liberty Ave)

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

(since we tend to close-read, please bring a copy of the text to the group)

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • Dr. Giussepina Mecchia (University of Pittsburgh), September 30, 2016 at 2:30pm–4:30pm; Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, 1st Floor Gumberg Library, Duquesne University

OTHER NEWS:

Ever wondered how much we have really covered in reading group? Check out the new link that includes a (nearly) comprehensive list of every text that has been covered by the reading group since its inception a few years ago. LINK HERE

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Dr. Fred Evans’ keynote from (un)commons: theory and public space is now available on youtube and our video page. Check it out!

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School

  • 09/26: Marcuse, “Repressive Tolerance”
  • 10/03: Horkheimer, “The Authoritarian State”
    Horkheimer, “The End of Reason”
  • 10/17: Adorno, “Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda”
  • 10/24: Adorno and Horkheimer, “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception” from Dialectic of Enlightenment
  • 10/31: Kirchheimer, “Changes in the Structure of Political Compromise”
  • 11/07: Jürgen Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (Excerpts)
  • 11/14: Marcuse, “Marxism and Feminism”
    Brown, “Feminist Theory and the Frankfurt School”
  • 11/21: Said, “Introduction” Orientalism
    Said, “Traveling Theory”

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Still need more Frankfurt in your life?

22 Sep

Verso Books: Frankfurt School Bookshelf

Reading Group: Bataille on General Economy

18 Sep

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PCPN is excited to continue our summer/fall session — Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School — tomorrow (09/19) with a discussion of Georges Bataille’s The Accursed Share.

Reading:

  • 09/19: Bataille, “The Meaning of General Economy” and “Laws of General Economy” from The Accursed Share

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: SPECIAL LOCATION, Murray Ave Crazy Mocha, Squirrel Hill (one week only)

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • Book Launch: “A Forgotten Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern” by Professor Daniel Burston, September 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm; Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Gumberg Library 1st Floor, Duquesne University
  • Dr. Pamela Cooper-White (Union Theological Seminary), September 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, 1st Floor Gumberg Library, Duquesne University; 2nd Annual Karl Stern Lecture Series.

OTHER NEWS:

Ever wondered how much we have really covered in reading group? Check out the new link that includes a (nearly) comprehensive list of every text that has been covered by the reading group since its inception a few years ago. LINK HERE

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Dr. Fred Evans’ keynote from (un)commons: theory and public space is now available on youtube and our video page. Check it out!

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School

  • 09/19: Bataille, “The Meaning of General Economy” and “Laws of General Economy” from The Accursed Share
  • 09/26: Marcuse, “Repressive Tolerance”
  • 10/03: Horkheimer, “The Authoritarian State”
    Horkheimer, “The End of Reason”
  • 10/17: Adorno, “Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda”
  • 10/24: Adorno and Horkheimer, “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception” from Dialectic of Enlightenment
  • 10/31: Kirchheimer, “Changes in the Structure of Political Compromise”
  • 11/07: Jürgen Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (Excerpts)
  • 11/14: Marcuse, “Marxism and Feminism”
    Brown, “Feminist Theory and the Frankfurt School”
  • 11/21: Said, “Introduction” Orientalism
    Said, “Traveling Theory”

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Reading Group: Pollock on State Capitalism

11 Sep

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PCPN is excited to continue our summer/fall session — Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School — tomorrow (09/12) with a discussion of Friedrich Pollock’s account of state capitalism.

Reading:

  • 09/12: Pollock, “State Capitalism: Its possibilities and Limitations”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Bloomfield Crazy Mocha (4525 Liberty Ave).

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • “Causes Within the Reach of Man: Early Arguments For and Against the Anthropocene” – Anya Zilberstein (Concordia University), September 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm; Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
  • COLLOQUIUM: “STORYTELLING AND MULTISPECIES JUSTICE” – Ursula Heise (University of California), September 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm; Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
  • LECTURE: “SPECIES AND NARRATIVE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE” – Ursula Heise (University of California), September 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
  • Colloquium: “The Terrible, the Repulsive, and the Obscene: The Provincial Origins of Moscow Actionism, 1991-1995” – Michelle Maydanchik (Dietrich School Humanities Center), September 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm; Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning

OTHER NEWS:

Ever wondered how much we have really covered in reading group? Check out the new link that includes a (nearly) comprehensive list of every text that has been covered by the reading group since its inception a few years ago. LINK HERE

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Dr. Fred Evans’ keynote from (un)commons: theory and public space is now available on youtube and our video page. Check it out!

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School

  • 09/12: Pollock, “State Capitalism: Its possibilities and Limitations”
  • 09/19: Bataille, “The Meaning of General Economy” and “Laws of General Economy” from The Accursed Share
  • 09/26: Marcuse, “Repressive Tolerance”
  • 10/03: Horkheimer, “The Authoritarian State”
    Horkheimer, “The End of Reason”
  • 10/17: Adorno, “Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda”
  • 10/24: Adorno and Horkheimer, “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception” from Dialectic of Enlightenment
  • 10/31: Kirchheimer, “Changes in the Structure of Political Compromise”
  • 11/07: Jürgen Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (Excerpts)
  • 11/14: Marcuse, “Marxism and Feminism”
    Brown, “Feminist Theory and the Frankfurt School”
  • 11/21: Said, “Introduction” Orientalism
    Said, “Traveling Theory”

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This Week

4 Sep

Important reminder: there is no reading group this week (Sept. 5th), in honor of labor day.

But why not get your philosophy fix by heading over to the Pittsburgh Area Philosophy Colloquium on September 10th.  More information here

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Simon Critchley in Pittsburgh

2 Sep

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Reading Group: Benjamin on History

28 Aug

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PCPN is excited to continue our summer/fall session — Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School — tomorrow (08/29) with a discussion of Walter Benjamin’s philosophy of history.

Reading:

  • 08/29: Benjamin, “Theses on the Philosophy of History”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Bloomfield Crazy Mocha (4525 Liberty Ave).

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • None this week

OTHER NEWS:

Ever wondered how much we have really covered in reading group? Check out the new link that includes a (nearly) comprehensive list of every text that has been covered by the reading group since its inception a few years ago. LINK HERE

***

Dr. Fred Evans’ keynote from (un)commons: theory and public space is now available on youtube and our video page. Check it out!

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School

  • 08/29: Benjamin, “Theses on the Philosophy of History”
  • 09/12: Pollock, “State Capitalism: Its possibilities and Limitations”
  • 09/19: Bataille, “The Meaning of General Economy” and “Laws of General Economy” from The Accursed Share
  • 09/26: Marcuse, “Repressive Tolerance”
  • 10/03: Horkheimer, “The Authoritarian State”
    Horkheimer, “The End of Reason”
  • 10/17: Adorno, “Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda”
  • 10/24: Adorno and Horkheimer, “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception” from Dialectic of Enlightenment
  • 10/31: Kirchheimer, “Changes in the Structure of Political Compromise”
  • 11/07: Jürgen Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (Excerpts)
  • 11/14: Marcuse, “Marxism and Feminism”
    Brown, “Feminist Theory and the Frankfurt School”
  • 11/21: Said, “Introduction” Orientalism
    Said, “Traveling Theory”

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