READING GROUP: Thoreau on walking

23 Sep

151019_r27147READING GROUP:

PCPN is back this fall with, Walk This Way: Philosophy of Walking. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

This week:

  • 09/25 – The Transcendentalists
    1. Thoreau, “Walking”

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.


  • September 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, The Meaning of Frankenstein in the 21st Century: A Faculty Panel Discussion, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Gumberg Library, Duquesne University
  • September 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, “How Can We Think About Justice for Both Israelis and Palestinians?” – Dr. Nelson, Duquesne University, Union 613
  • September 28, 2018 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Psychology Department Colloquium featuring Dr. Thomas Csordas: Catholic Psychiatrists and the Practice of Exorcism, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Gumberg Library, Duquesne University


  • None


Upcoming in Walk This Way: Philosophy of Walking

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

  • 09/25 – Thoreau, “Walking”
  • 10/02 – Nietzsche
    1. Nietzsche, “On Walking” (excerpts)
    2. Gros, “Why I am So Good at Walking”
  • 10/09 – Baudelaire, “The Painter of Modern Life”
  • 10/16 – Benjamin, “M. The Fleaneur” in Arcades Project, 416-455
  • 10/30 – Debord, “Theory of the Dérive”
  • 11/06 – Abram/Jensen/Gary Snyder, TBD
  • 11/13 – Rebecca Solnit, TBD
  • 11/27 – De Certeau, “Walking in the City”
  • 12/04 – Teju Cole, Selections from Open City
  • 12/11 – Tim Ingold, “Ways of mind-walking: reading, writing, painting”


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