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SUMMER READING GROUP: “Queer Futures?”

29 May

The Pittsburgh Philosophy Network is happy to announce our Summer reading group theme: Queer Futures?. Throughout the summer we will be looking at gender, embodiment, and futurity through the lens of queer theory. But don’t worry if you are not familiar with queer theory, we will begin by contextualizing these readings with key texts in feminism and biopolitics. As always, participants are encouraged to join us when they can, and pdfs will be available online for free. Important note for those who have attended in the past, the group will be moving from Monday nights, to Tuesday nights (8:00pm). But, we will still be meeting at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

Summer Schedule:

  • 06/06: Iris Marion Young, “Throwing Like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment, Motility and Spatiality”
  • 06/13: Michel Foucault, “Right of Death and Power over Life” in The History of Sexuality Volume 1
  • 06/20: Hélèn Cixous, “Sorties: Out and Out: attacks | ways out | forays”
  • 06/27: Judith Butler, “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory”
  • 07/04: NO READING GROUP
  • 07/11: Jack Halberstam, “Queer Art of Failure” in Queer Art of Failure
  • 07/18: Paul Preciado, “Testogel” and “History of Technosexuality” in Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era
  • 07/25: Jose Esteban Mũnoz, “Introduction: Feeling Utopia” and “Ghosts of Public Sex: Utopian Longings, Queer Memories” in Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity
  • 08/01: Lee Edelman, “The Future is Kid Stuff” in No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive
  • 08/08: Guy Hocquenghem, “Capitalism, the Family and the Anus” in Homosexual Desire
  • 08/15: Baedan, “Queers Gone Wild” in Baedan: The Journal of Queer Nihilism Vol. 1

Reading Group: David Hume

24 Apr

David HumeREADING GROUP:

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:

  • 04/24 – Hume, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, IV-V

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

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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:

  • 04/24 – Hume, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, IV-V
  • 05/01 – Deleuze, “Hume” in Desert Islands and Other Texts

Reading Group: Deleuze on Spinoza

16 Apr

1121d01204bf89c98d4d3dffa6720f43READING GROUP:

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:

  • 04/17 – Deleuze, On Spinoza, 3-29

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:

  • 04/17 – Deleuze, On Spinoza, 3-29
  • 04/24 – Hume, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, IV-V
  • 05/01 – Deleuze, “Hume” in Desert Islands and Other Texts

Reading Group Spinoza

10 Apr

1121d01204bf89c98d4d3dffa6720f43READING GROUP:

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:

  • 04/10 – Spinoza, Ethics I

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:

  • 04/10 – Spinoza, Ethics I
  • 04/17 – Deleuze, On Spinoza, 3-29
  • 04/24 – Hume, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, IV-V
  • 05/01 – Deleuze, “Hume” in Desert Islands and Other Texts

Reading Group: Deleuze on Leibniz

3 Apr

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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:

  • 04/03 – Deleuze, The Fold, Chs. 1-2

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:

  • 04/03 – Deleuze, The Fold, Chs. 1-2
  • 04/10 – Spinoza, Ethics I
  • 04/17 – Deleuze, On Spinoza, 3-29
  • 04/24 – Hume, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, IV-V
  • 05/01 – Deleuze, “Hume” in Desert Islands and Other Texts

Reading Group: Leibniz

20 Mar

Enc1b7e96a1d6eacde79f7d748efac5efc943672aa5fc9829b284d96b1fb2e0928READING GROUP:

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:

  • 03/20 – Leibniz, Monadology, selections from Anne Conway, The Principles, Chs. 1-3

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:

  • “Place, Violence, Resilience: Community-Engaged Research in Urban Neighborhoods” – Dr. Eva Simms March 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm College Hall 207, Duquesne UniversityCIQR Series
  • Critical Philosophies of Life March 24, 2017 – March 25, 2017505 Rockwell Hall, Duquesne UniversityKeynote speaker: Dr. Cynthia Willett, Emory University The event is free. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! The conference will take place in a wheelchair accessible venue with natural light. We will prioritize accessibility for all. For any questions or concerns please contact us dwipcontact@gmail.com.

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:

  • 03/20 – Leibniz, Monadology, selections from Anne Conway, The Principles, Chs. 1-3
  • 03/27 – Tarde, “Monadology and Sociology,” I-II
  • 04/03 – Deleuze, The Fold, Chs. 1-2
  • 04/10 – Spinoza, Ethics I
  • 04/17 – Deleuze, On Spinoza, 3-29
  • 04/24 – Hume, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, IV-V
  • 05/01 – Deleuze, “Hume” in Desert Islands and Other Texts

Reading Group: Derrida and Foucault on Descartes

13 Mar

READING GROUP:

l-1c0wPCPN 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:

  • 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

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

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:

  • 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