Reading Group: La Rouchefoucauld

19 Feb

A special note of thanks who contributed to this year’s fundraiser. Your contributions help make this possible, and keep it free.

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PCPN is excited about our winter/spring session looking at Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy. This Winter and Spring, on alternating weeks we will examine key early modern philosophers, and more recent continental theorists who have used, interpreted, or rethought these earlier traditions.

This week:

  • 02/20 – LaRochefoucauld, Maxims

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:

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 Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy:

  • 02/20 – LaRochefoucauld, Maxims
  • 02/27 – Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, “On the History of Moral Sensations”
  • 03/06 – Descartes, Meditations I-II
  • 03/13 – Foucault, Madness and Civilization, excerpt; Derrida, “Cogito and the History of Madness”; Foucault’s response to Derrida, appendix to second edition of Madness and Civilization
  • 03/20 – Leibniz, Monadology, selections from Anne Conway, The Principles, Chs. 1-3
  • 03/27 – Tarde, “Monadology and Sociology”
  • 04/03 – Deleuze, The Fold, Chs. 1-2
  • 04/10 – Spinoza, Ethics I
  • 04/17 – Deleuze, On Spinoza, 3-29
  • 04/24 – Hume, TBD
  • 05/01 – Continental Reader of Hume, TBD

Phenomenology Lecture Friday

16 Feb

scheler_maxCan’t wait until Monday to get your philosophy fix? Why not head on over to a free open lecture at Duquesne University featuring The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network’s own J. Leavitt Pearl (me!) tomorrow (Friday) at 3:00pm. The event will include a two papers contextualizing the German phenomenologist Max Scheler for the twenty-first century, followed by a response by me. The event is titled The Phenomenology of Max Scheler: In Relation to Critical Theory and Metaethics and is being held at Duquesne University’s Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, in the Gumberg Library.

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Reading Group: Hobbes

5 Feb

A special note of thanks who contributed to this year’s fundraiser. Your contributions help make this possible, and keep it free.

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PCPN is excited about our winter/spring session looking at Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy. This Winter and Spring, on alternating weeks we will examine key early modern philosophers, and more recent continental theorists who have used, interpreted, or rethought these earlier traditions.

This week:

  • 02/06 – Hobbes, selection from Leviathan, “Of Man” 9–42, Chs. 1-7

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:

  • 02/17/17, 4:00 pm – The Phenomenology of Max Scheler: In Relation to Critical Theory and Metaethics; Simon Silverman Center, 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

***

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 Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy:

  • 02/06 – Hobbes, selection from Leviathan, “Of Man” 9–42, Chs. 1-7
  • 02/13 – Strauss, selections from The Political Philosophy of Hobbes,1-30
  • 02/20 – LaRochefoucauld, Maxims
  • 02/27 – Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, “On the History of Moral Sensations”
  • 03/06 – Descartes, Meditations I-II
  • 03/13 – Foucault, Madness and Civilization, excerpt; Derrida, “Cogito and the History of Madness”; Foucault’s response to Derrida, appendix to second edition of Madness and Civilization
  • 03/20 – Leibniz, Monadology, selections from Anne Conway, The Principles, Chs. 1-3
  • 03/27 – Tarde, “Monadology and Sociology”
  • 04/03 – Deleuze, The Fold, Chs. 1-2
  • 04/10 – Spinoza, Ethics I
  • 04/17 – Deleuze, On Spinoza, 3-29
  • 04/24 – Hume, TBD
  • 05/01 – Continental Reader of Hume, TBD

Call for Donations

25 Jan

Greetings philosophers!

We had a great turnout and discussion for our first reading group of the winter. I am excited to see where this season takes us.

While many aspects of this group are free or nearly-free, thanks in part to your help, it is nevertheless the case that our various web-hosting fees are not free, and cost the group about $150 a year.

We are committed to keeping the group free and open. You can help keep this financially feasible by giving a donation. Whatever you can spare would be a great help.

The easiest way to help us is to head on over to our meetup page and click “chip in”

Thanks,
-Justin and the PCPN team

Reading Group: Machiavelli

22 Jan

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PCPN is excited to kick off a new season tomorrow (01/23) with a winter/spring session looking at Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy. This Winter and Spring, on alternating weeks we will examine key early modern philosophers, and more recent continental theorists who have used, interpreted, or rethought these earlier traditions.

This week:

  • 01/23 – Machiavelli, selection from The Prince, Chs. 1-10

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 Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy:

  • 01/23 – Machiavelli, selection from The Prince, Chs. 1-10
  • 01/30 – Althusser, Machiavelli and Us, Chapter 1
  • 02/06 – Hobbes, selection from Leviathan, “Of Man” 9–42, Chs. 1-7
  • 02/13 – Strauss, selections from The Political Philosophy of Hobbes,1-30
  • 02/20 – LaRochefoucauld, Maxims
  • 02/27 – Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, “On the History of Moral Sensations”
  • 03/06 – Descartes, Meditations I-II
  • 03/13 – Foucault, Madness and Civilization, excerpt; Derrida, “Cogito and the History of Madness”; Foucault’s response to Derrida, appendix to second edition of Madness and Civilization
  • 03/20 – Leibniz, Monadology, selections from Anne Conway, The Principles, Chs. 1-3
  • 03/27 – Tarde, “Monadology and Sociology”
  • 04/03 – Deleuze, The Fold, Chs. 1-2
  • 04/10 – Spinoza, Ethics I
  • 04/17 – Deleuze, On Spinoza, 3-29
  • 04/24 – Hume, TBD
  • 05/01 – Continental Reader of Hume, TBD

Reading Group is Back!

11 Jan

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PCPN is excited to kick back into gear this month (01/23) with a wither/spring session looking at Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy.

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:

  • 01/23 – Machiavelli, selection from The Prince, Chs. 1-10
  • 01/30 – Althusser, Machiavelli and Us, Chapter 1
  • 02/06 – Hobbes, selection from Leviathan, “Of Man” 9–42, Chs. 1-7
  • 02/13 – Strauss, selections from The Political Philosophy of Hobbes,1-30
  • 02/20 – LaRochefoucauld, Maxims
  • 02/27 – Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, “On the History of Moral Sensations”
  • 03/06 – Descartes, Meditations I-II
  • 03/13 – Foucault, Madness and Civilization, excerpt; Derrida, “Cogito and the History of Madness”; Foucault’s response to Derrida, appendix to second edition of Madness and Civilization
  • 03/20 – Leibniz, Monadology, selections from Anne Conway, The Principles, Chs. 1-3
  • 03/27 – Tarde, “Monadology and Sociology”
  • 04/03 – Deleuze, The Fold, Chs. 1-2
  • 04/10 – Spinoza, Ethics I
  • 04/17 – Deleuze, On Spinoza, 3-29
  • 04/24 – Hume, TBD
  • 05/01 – Continental Reader of Hume, TBD

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 Continental Readings of Early Modern Philosophy:

  • 01/23 – Machiavelli, selection from The Prince, Chs. 1-10
  • 01/30 – Althusser, Machiavelli and Us, Chapter 1
  • 02/06 – Hobbes, selection from Leviathan, “Of Man” 9–42, Chs. 1-7
  • 02/13 – Strauss, selections from The Political Philosophy of Hobbes,1-30
  • 02/20 – LaRochefoucauld, Maxims
  • 02/27 – Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, “On the History of Moral Sensations”
  • 03/06 – Descartes, Meditations I-II
  • 03/13 – Foucault, Madness and Civilization, excerpt; Derrida, “Cogito and the History of Madness”; Foucault’s response to Derrida, appendix to second edition of Madness and Civilization
  • 03/20 – Leibniz, Monadology, selections from Anne Conway, The Principles, Chs. 1-3
  • 03/27 – Tarde, “Monadology and Sociology”
  • 04/03 – Deleuze, The Fold, Chs. 1-2
  • 04/10 – Spinoza, Ethics I
  • 04/17 – Deleuze, On Spinoza, 3-29
  • 04/24 – Hume, TBD
  • 05/01 – Continental Reader of Hume, TBD

 

Reading Group: Said on Orientalism

20 Nov

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PCPN is excited to continue our summer/fall session — Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School — tomorrow (11/21) with a discussion of Edward Said and Orientalism.

Reading:

  • 11/21: Said, “Introduction” Orientalism
    Said, “Traveling Theory”

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:

  • 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

  • 11/21: Said, “Introduction” Orientalism
    Said, “Traveling Theory”

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