COMING SOON: GIFT // DEBT // DEATH

22 May

Don’t book up your Tuesday evenings just yet. Reading group will be back in no time—for a discussion of gift, debt, death, and community. The following is a tentative schedule for our summer sessions:

GIFT // DEBT // DEATH

  • 06/04 – Marcel Mauss, “The Exchange of Gifts and the Obligation to Reciprocate (Polynesia)” in The Gift
  • 06/11 – David Graeber, “A Brief Treatise on the Moral Grounds of Economic Relations” in Debt: The First 5000 Years

  • 06/18 – Friedrich Nietzsche, “Second Essay: ‘Guilt,’ ‘Bad Conscience,’ and the Like” in Genealogy of Morals and “On the Gift-Giving Virtue” in Thus Spoke Zarathustra
  • 06/25 – Georges Bataille, “The Gift of Rivalry: Potlatch” in The Accursed Share: An Essay on General Economy
  • 07/02 – Jean Baudrillard, “Political Economy and Death” [first half, pp 125-157] in Symbolic Exchange and Death
  • 07/09 – Alphonso Lingis, TBD

  • 07/16 – Jacques Derrida, “The Time of the King” in Given Time: 1. Counterfeit Money
  • 07/23 – Jean-Luc Marion, “The Reason of the Gift” in The Essential Writings
  • 07/30 – Jacques Derrida + Jean-Luc Marion, “On The Gift” in God, the Gift, and Postmodernism

  • 08/06 – Jean-Luc Nancy, “The Inoperative Community” in The Inoperative Community
  • 08/13 – Maurice Blanchot, “The Negative Community” in The Unavowable Community
  • 08/20 – Roberto Esposito, “Introduction: Nothing in Common” in Communitas

2 Responses to “COMING SOON: GIFT // DEBT // DEATH”

  1. celeste bijou May 23, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

    Hooray! I can actually make it for part of the summer. Finally. What time is reading group?

    On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network wrote:

    > jleavittpearl posted: “Don’t book up your Tuesday evenings just yet. > Reading group will be back in no time—for a discussion of gift, debt, > death, and community. The following is a tentative schedule for our summer > sessions: GIFT // DEBT // DEATH 06/04 – Marcel Mauss, “The Ex” >

    • jleavittpearl May 23, 2019 at 4:34 pm #

      Actually, we are hoping to move it just a bit earlier, to 7:00pm.

      -JP

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