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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Reading Group: Schmitt on Sovereignty

21 Aug

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PCPN is excited to continue our summer/fall session — Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School — tomorrow (08/22) with a discussion of Schmitt and political sovereignty.

Reading:

  • 08/22: Carl Schmitt, “On Sovereignty” and “The Problem of Sovereignty as the Problem of the Legal Form of the Decision” from Political Theology

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

  • 08/22: Carl Schmitt, “On Sovereignty” and “The Problem of Sovereignty as the Problem of the Legal Form of the Decision” from Political Theology
  • 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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Reading Group: Lukács on Marxism

15 Aug

Berlin, Tagung Weltfriedensrat, Georg Lukacz, Anna SeghersREADING GROUP:

PCPN is excited to kick off our summer/fall session — Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School — tomorrow (08/15) with a discussion of Lukács’ account of Marxism.

Reading:

  • 08/15: Lukács, “What is Orthodox Marxism?”

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:61667621

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

  • 08/15: Lukács, “What is Orthodox Marxism?”
  • 08/22: Carl Schmitt, “On Sovereignty” and “The Problem of Sovereignty as the Problem of the Legal Form of the Decision” from Political Theology
  • 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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Reading Group: Marx on Economics and Ideology

7 Aug

READING GROUP:
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PCPN is excited to kick off our summer/fall session — Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School — tomorrow (08/08) with a discussion of Marx’s theory of economics and ideology.

Reading:

  • 08/08: Marx, “Introduction to a Critique of Political Economy” from Grundrisse
    Marx, “Theses on Feuerbach”

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:61667621

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

  • 08/08: Marx, “Introduction to a Critique of Political Economy” from Grundrisse
    Marx, “Theses on Feuerbach”
  • 08/15: Lukács, “What is Orthodox Marxism?”
  • 08/22: Carl Schmitt, “On Sovereignty” and “The Problem of Sovereignty as the Problem of the Legal Form of the Decision” from Political Theology
  • 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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Reading Group is back for Critical Theory!

1 Aug

READING GROUP:
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PCPN is excited to kick back into gear next Monday (08/08) with a summer/fall session entitled Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School.

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.

Schedule:

  • 08/08: Marx, “Introduction to a Critique of Political Economy” from Grundrisse
    Marx, “Theses on Feuerbach”
  • 08/15: Lukács, “What is Orthodox Marxism?” 
  • 08/22: Carl Schmitt, “On Sovereignty” and “The Problem of Sovereignty as the Problem of the Legal Form of the Decision” from Political Theology 
  • 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”

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • None this week

OTHER NEWS:61667621

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

  • 08/08: Marx, “Introduction to a Critique of Political Economy” from Grundrisse
    Marx, “Theses on Feuerbach”
  • 08/15: Lukács, “What is Orthodox Marxism?” 
  • 08/22: Carl Schmitt, “On Sovereignty” and “The Problem of Sovereignty as the Problem of the Legal Form of the Decision” from Political Theology 
  • 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”

Critical Theory-

Last Spring Reading: Marcus Pound on Žižek and Zupančič

12 Jun

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Tomorrow (June 13th) we will be closing out our discussion of humor and comedy with a discussion of Marcus Pound’s reading of Comic Subjectivity.

This week’s text:

  • 6/13 – Pound, Marcus. “Comic Subjectivity- Žižek and Zupančič’s Spiritual Work of Art.”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

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

Need more: check out this interesting examination of laughter: LINK

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 spring, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • None this week

OTHER NEWS:61667621

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 Get It?! Continental Philosophy and Humor

6/13 – Pound, Marcus. “Comic Subjectivity- Žižek and Zupančič’s Spiritual Work of Art.”

Pdfs HERE.

COMING SUMMER 2016: The Frankfurt School!

Reading Group: Zupancic on Comedy

5 Jun

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Tomorrow (June 6th) we will be continuing our discussion of humor and comedy with a discussion of Alenka Zupancic’s The Odd One In.

This week’s text:

  • 6/6 – Zupancic, Alenka. The Odd One In: On Comedy, “Structural Dynamics and Temporality of the Comical.”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

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

Need more: check out this interesting examination of laughter: LINK

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 spring, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • None this week

OTHER NEWS:61667621

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 Get It?! Continental Philosophy and Humor

6/6 – Zupancic, Alenka. The Odd One In: On Comedy, “Structural Dynamics and Temporality of the Comical.”

6/13 – Pound, Marcus. “Comic Subjectivity- Žižek and Zupančič’s Spiritual Work of Art.”

Pdfs HERE.

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