Reading Group: Burke on the Sublime

16 May

Image result for edmund burkeREADING GROUP:

Join PCPN for our summer session, In its highest degree: Philosophy and the Sublime. Don’t miss our meetings every Monday evenings (8:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

This week:

  • 05//21 – Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, Part One: II, VII, X; Part Two: I-VIII; Part Four, XV-XVIII

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

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

OTHER NEWS:

  • None

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in In its highest degree: Philosophy and the Sublime:

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

  • 05/21 – Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, Part One: II, VII, X; Part Two: I-VIII; Part Four, XV-XVIII
  • 05/28 – Immanuel Kant, Critique of the Power of JudgmentFirst Section, Second Book: “Analytic of the Sublime”
  • 06/04 –]ean-Francois Lyotard, Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime, “Categorical Examination of the Sublime”
  • 06/11 – Meg Armstrong, “The Effects of Blackness’: Gender, Race, and the Sublime in Aesthetic Theories of Burke and Kant”
  • 06/18 – Slavoj Zizek, The Sublime Object of Ideology, “Not Only as Substance, but Also as Subject”
  • 06/25 – Jean-Luc Marion, “The Saturated Phenomenon”
  • 07/02 – Richard Kearney, “Evil, Monstrosity and The Sublime”
  • 07/09 – Clayton Crockett, A Theology of the Sublime, “The Analytic of the Sublime”

 

Summer Reading Group Announcement!!!

29 Apr

Coming Soon!

A summer unit on the Philosophy of the Sublime, from Burke to Crockett.

Mondays at 8:00pm, at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha

Tentative Schedule:

  • 05/21 – Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful [excerpt]
  • 05/28 – Immanuel Kant, Critique of the Power of Judgment [excerpt]
  • 06/04 – Meg Armstrong, “The Effects of Blackness: Gender, Race, and the Sublime in Aesthetic Theories of Burke and Kant”
  • 06/11 – ]ean-Francois Lyotard, “The Interest of the Sublime”
  • 06/18 – Slavoj Zizek, The Sublime Object of Ideology [excerpt]
  • 06/25 – Jean-Luc Marion, “The Saturated Phenomenon”
  • 07/02 – Richard Kearney, “Evil, Monstrosity and The Sublime”
  • 07/09 – Clayton Crockett, Interstices of the Sublime [excerpt]

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Reading Group: Falque on Animality

15 Apr

emmanuel-falque-25042READING GROUP:

PCPN is excited about our Spring session, Animality: Eating the Animal that therefore I am Be(com)ing. Don’t miss our meetings (almost) every Tuesday evening (8:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

This week:

  • 04/17 – Emmanuel Falque – “The Animal in Common,” “From the Turn to the Forgetting,” and “The Metaphysical Animal” in The Wedding Feast of the Lamb

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

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

OTHER NEWS:

  • None

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Animality: Eating the Animal that therefore I am Be(com)ing:

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

  • 04/17 – Emmanuel Falque – “The Animal in Common,” “From the Turn to the Forgetting,” and “The Metaphysical Animal” in The Wedding Feast of the Lamb

 

Reading Group: Derrida on Animality

8 Apr

4fa176bb35a812a49722e17335881c7c READING GROUP:

PCPN is excited about our Spring session, Animality: Eating the Animal that therefore I am Be(com)ing. Don’t miss our meetings (almost) every Tuesday evening (8:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

This week:

  • 04/10 – Jacques Derrida – “The Animal That Therefore I am” pp. 369-397

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

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

OTHER NEWS:

  • None

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Animality: Eating the Animal that therefore I am Be(com)ing:

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

  • 04/10 – Jacques Derrida – “The Animal That Therefore I am” pp. 369-397
  • 04/17 – Emmanuel Falque – “The Animal in Common,” “From the Turn to the Forgetting,” and “The Metaphysical Animal” in The Wedding Feast of the Lamb

 

Hildebrand Project – Summer Seminar

23 Mar
Every year, the Hildebrand Project hosts a summer seminar at Franciscan University of Steubenville, located just forty minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, to introduce academics, students, and others to the philosophical legacy of Dietrich von Hildebrand and Christian Personalism. These seminars bring Hildebrand into conversation both with the philosophical tradition and with contemporary thinkers.
 
This year’s seminar is devoted to Love, Sex, and the Human Person. It will take place over four days, from May 29-June 3, and will introduce attendees to the major insights, not just of Hildebrand but also of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, Edith Stein, and the broader Judeo-Christian tradition. Special sessions will include The Metaphysics of Gender, Contemporary Thinkers, and a course for teachers on A Pedagogical Approach to Love and Responsibility
 
Attendance is by application. Students, scholars, practitioners, and other interested parties may apply by visiting www.hildebrandproject.org/events.
 
Scholarships are available based on need and merit. The deadline to apply for scholarships is April 15; the deadline to apply without financial assistance is April 30

Reading Group: Neimanis on Grizzly Man

18 Mar

READING GROUP:

PCPN is excited about our Spring session, Animality: Eating the Animal that therefore I am Be(com)ing. Don’t miss our meetings (almost) every Tuesday evening (8:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

This week:

  • 03/20 – Astrida Neimanis, “Becoming-Grizzly: Bodily Molecularity and the Animal that Becomes”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

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

OTHER NEWS:

  • None

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Animality: Eating the Animal that therefore I am Be(com)ing:

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

  • 03/20 – Astrida Neimanis, “Becoming-Grizzly: Bodily Molecularity and the Animal that Becomes” 
  • 03/27 – Fernand Deligny, “The Arachnean” (excerpts)
  • 04/03 – Eduardo Kohn, “Introduction” from How Forests Think: Toward and Anthropology Beyond the Human
  • 04/10 – Jacques Derrida – “The Animal That Therefore I am” pp. 369-397
  • 04/17 – Emmanuel Falque – “The Animal in Common,” “From the Turn to the Forgetting,” and “The Metaphysical Animal” in The Wedding Feast of the Lamb

 

Reading Group: Abram on Becoming-Animal

11 Mar

READING GROUP:

PCPN is excited about our Spring session, Animality: Eating the Animal that therefore I am Be(com)ing. Don’t miss our meetings (almost) every Tuesday evening (8:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

This week:

  • 03/13 – David Abram, “The Speech of Things” and “The Discourse of the Birds” in Becoming Animal
  • Optional Video: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=David+Abram+Becoming+Animal&&view=detail&mid=38719C070355D3D6A0CF38719C070355D3D6A0CF&&FORM=VRDGAR

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Please bring either a digital or hard copy of the text with you to the discussion.

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:

  • Memory, Mind, and Being Human: Phenomenology and Psychiatry Today, March 14, 2018 – March 15, 2018, Simon Silverman Center, Gumberg Library, Duquesne University

OTHER NEWS:

  • None

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Animality: Eating the Animal that therefore I am Be(com)ing:

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

  • 03/13 – David Abram, “The Speech of Things” and “The Discourse of the Birds” in Becoming Animal
  • 03/20 – Astrida Neimanis, “Becoming-Grizzly: Bodily Molecularity and the Animal that Becomes” 
  • 03/27 – Fernand Deligny, “The Arachnean” (excerpts)
  • 04/03 – Philippe Descola, “Metaphysics of Morals” from Beyond Nature and Culture
  • 04/10 – Eduardo Kohn, “Introduction” from How Forests Think: Toward and Anthropology Beyond the Human
  • 04/17 – Jacques Derrida – “The Animal That Therefore I am” pp. 369-397
  • 04/24 – Emmanuel Falque – “The Animal in Common,” “From the Turn to the Forgetting,” and “The Metaphysical Animal” in The Wedding Feast of the Lamb