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READING GROUP: Nishida on Experience

13 Jul

READING GROUP:

This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

July 14 — Nishida on Experience

  • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I

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: Online

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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 PITTSBURGH EVENTS:

SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 10 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 17 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 24 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • August 31 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 7 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Suzuki on Zen and Shin Buddhism

7 Jul

READING GROUP:

This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna

  • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
  • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

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: Online

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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 PITTSBURGH EVENTS:

SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 10 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 17 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 24 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • August 31 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 7 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Nāgārjuna on Mahāyāna

26 Jun

READING GROUP:

This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
  • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica

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: Online

LOGIN INFORMATION:

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 896 1389 4597
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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcK5CILlke

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 PITTSBURGH EVENTS:

SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 10 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 17 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 24 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • August 31 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 7 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Kyoto School Reading Group

23 Jun

It’s official, the Summer Kyoto School Reading Group is starting up next week at our usual time and place (i.e. Tuesdays, 8:00pm over Zoom).

You can find Pdfs here: HERE

Schedule:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 10 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 17 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 24 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • August 31 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 7 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Coming Soon… The Kyoto School

20 Jun

Stay tuned for information about our upcoming Summer reading group series on the Kyoto School of philosophy.

READING GROUP: Weil on Politics and Power

13 Jun

READING GROUP:

This Spring we will be turning to the extensive corpus of Jean-Paul Sartre—who was once the public philosopher, but who has more recently become the third-rail of continental philosophy. We will be looking at a wide swath of his work, putting it into conversation with his many contemporaries—from his most well-known interlocutors (such as Simone de Beauvoir and Maurice Merleau-Ponty) to some of his lesser-known contemporaries (such as Trần Đức Thảo). Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

June 16

  • Weil, Simone. Oppression and Liberty, Prospectus.
  • Optional: Weil, Simone. “The Illiad, or the Poem of Force”

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: Online

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OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

Schedule:

Phenomenology and the Ego

  • Jan 21
    • Husserl, Edmund. Logical Investigations. Investigation V, Chapter 1.
    • Husserl, Edmund. Ideas II. §§22-23.
    • Recommended: Levy, Lior. “Intentionality, Consciousness, and the Ego: The Influence of Husserl’s Logical Investigations on Sartre’s Early Work.”
  • Jan 28
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. Transcendence of the Ego. Chapter I, “The I and the Me”
    • Recommended: Baert, Patrick. Introduction in The Existential Moment: the Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual.
  • Feb 4
    • Thảo, Trần Đức. Phenomenology and Dialectical Materialism, Chapter 2.
  • Feb 11
    • Sarte, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, Part I, Chapter 1.

Intersubjectivity and Ethics

  • Feb 18
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, Part III, Chapter 1.
  • Feb 25
    • Levinas, Emmanuel. Time & the Other, Part III-IV.
  • Mar 3
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Existentialism is a Humanism.”
  • Mar 10
    • Heidegger, Martin. “Letter on Humanism” in Basic Writings.
  • Mar 31
    • De Beauvoir, Simone. Ethics of Ambiguity, Chapter 1.
  • Apr 7
    • Camus, The Plague, Part II

Psychology and Literature

  • Apr 14
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Emotions: Outline of a Theory, Introduction and Chapter 3.
  • Apr 21
    • Fanon, Frantz. Decolonializing Madness. Chapter 1.
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 5.
  • Apr 28
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. What is literature?, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended: Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Age of Reason.
  • May 5
    • Barthes, Roland. Writing Degree Zero, Introduction and Part 1.

Politics and Oppression

  • May 12
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Anti-Semite and the Jew, Chapter 1.
  • May 19
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Black Orpheus.”
  • May 26
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended; Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Wretched of the Earth, Preface.
  • June 2
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Search for a Method. Chapter 1, “Marxism and Existentialism.”
  • June 9
    • Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Humanism and Terror, Authors Preface.
  • June 16
    • Weil, Simone. Oppression and Liberty, Prospectus.
    • Weil, Simone. “The Illiad, or the Poem of Force”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Merleau-Ponty on Politics

5 Jun

READING GROUP:

This Spring we will be turning to the extensive corpus of Jean-Paul Sartre—who was once the public philosopher, but who has more recently become the third-rail of continental philosophy. We will be looking at a wide swath of his work, putting it into conversation with his many contemporaries—from his most well-known interlocutors (such as Simone de Beauvoir and Maurice Merleau-Ponty) to some of his lesser-known contemporaries (such as Trần Đức Thảo). Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • June 9 — Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Humanism and Terror, Authors Preface.

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: Online

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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 UPCOMING EVENTS:

Schedule:

Phenomenology and the Ego

  • Jan 21
    • Husserl, Edmund. Logical Investigations. Investigation V, Chapter 1.
    • Husserl, Edmund. Ideas II. §§22-23.
    • Recommended: Levy, Lior. “Intentionality, Consciousness, and the Ego: The Influence of Husserl’s Logical Investigations on Sartre’s Early Work.”
  • Jan 28
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. Transcendence of the Ego. Chapter I, “The I and the Me”
    • Recommended: Baert, Patrick. Introduction in The Existential Moment: the Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual.
  • Feb 4
    • Thảo, Trần Đức. Phenomenology and Dialectical Materialism, Chapter 2.
  • Feb 11
    • Sarte, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, Part I, Chapter 1.

Intersubjectivity and Ethics

  • Feb 18
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, Part III, Chapter 1.
  • Feb 25
    • Levinas, Emmanuel. Time & the Other, Part III-IV.
  • Mar 3
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Existentialism is a Humanism.”
  • Mar 10
    • Heidegger, Martin. “Letter on Humanism” in Basic Writings.
  • Mar 31
    • De Beauvoir, Simone. Ethics of Ambiguity, Chapter 1.
  • Apr 7
    • Camus, The Plague, Part II

Psychology and Literature

  • Apr 14
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Emotions: Outline of a Theory, Introduction and Chapter 3.
  • Apr 21
    • Fanon, Frantz. Decolonializing Madness. Chapter 1.
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 5.
  • Apr 28
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. What is literature?, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended: Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Age of Reason.
  • May 5
    • Barthes, Roland. Writing Degree Zero, Introduction and Part 1.

Politics and Oppression

  • May 12
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Anti-Semite and the Jew, Chapter 1.
  • May 19
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Black Orpheus.”
  • May 26
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended; Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Wretched of the Earth, Preface.
  • June 2
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Search for a Method. Chapter 1, “Marxism and Existentialism.”
  • June 9
    • Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Humanism and Terror, Authors Preface.
  • June 16
    • Weil, Simone. Oppression and Liberty, Prospectus.
    • Weil, Simone. “The Illiad, or the Poem of Force”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Sartre on Marxism

29 May

Sartre in his context.

READING GROUP:

This Spring we will be turning to the extensive corpus of Jean-Paul Sartre—who was once the public philosopher, but who has more recently become the third-rail of continental philosophy. We will be looking at a wide swath of his work, putting it into conversation with his many contemporaries—from his most well-known interlocutors (such as Simone de Beauvoir and Maurice Merleau-Ponty) to some of his lesser-known contemporaries (such as Trần Đức Thảo). Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • June 2
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Search for a Method. Chapter 1, “Marxism and Existentialism.”

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: Online

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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 UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Schedule:

Phenomenology and the Ego

  • Jan 21
    • Husserl, Edmund. Logical Investigations. Investigation V, Chapter 1.
    • Husserl, Edmund. Ideas II. §§22-23.
    • Recommended: Levy, Lior. “Intentionality, Consciousness, and the Ego: The Influence of Husserl’s Logical Investigations on Sartre’s Early Work.”
  • Jan 28
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. Transcendence of the Ego. Chapter I, “The I and the Me”
    • Recommended: Baert, Patrick. Introduction in The Existential Moment: the Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual.
  • Feb 4
    • Thảo, Trần Đức. Phenomenology and Dialectical Materialism, Chapter 2.
  • Feb 11
    • Sarte, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, Part I, Chapter 1.

Intersubjectivity and Ethics

  • Feb 18
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, Part III, Chapter 1.
  • Feb 25
    • Levinas, Emmanuel. Time & the Other, Part III-IV.
  • Mar 3
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Existentialism is a Humanism.”
  • Mar 10
    • Heidegger, Martin. “Letter on Humanism” in Basic Writings.
  • Mar 31
    • De Beauvoir, Simone. Ethics of Ambiguity, Chapter 1.
  • Apr 7
    • Camus, The Plague, Part II

Psychology and Literature

  • Apr 14
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Emotions: Outline of a Theory, Introduction and Chapter 3.
  • Apr 21
    • Fanon, Frantz. Decolonializing Madness. Chapter 1.
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 5.
  • Apr 28
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. What is literature?, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended: Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Age of Reason.
  • May 5
    • Barthes, Roland. Writing Degree Zero, Introduction and Part 1.

Politics and Oppression

  • May 12
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Anti-Semite and the Jew, Chapter 1.
  • May 19
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Black Orpheus.”
  • May 26
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended; Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Wretched of the Earth, Preface.
  • June 2
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Search for a Method. Chapter 1, “Marxism and Existentialism.”
  • June 9
    • Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Humanism and Terror, Authors Preface.
  • June 16
    • Weil, Simone. Oppression and Liberty, Prospectus.
    • Weil, Simone. “The Illiad, or the Poem of Force”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

 

Reading Group: Fanon on Anticolonialism

22 May

Sartre in his context.

READING GROUP:

This Spring we will be turning to the extensive corpus of Jean-Paul Sartre—who was once the public philosopher, but who has more recently become the third-rail of continental philosophy. We will be looking at a wide swath of his work, putting it into conversation with his many contemporaries—from his most well-known interlocutors (such as Simone de Beauvoir and Maurice Merleau-Ponty) to some of his lesser-known contemporaries (such as Trần Đức Thảo). Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • May 26
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended; Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Wretched of the Earth, Preface.

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: Online

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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 UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Schedule:

Phenomenology and the Ego

  • Jan 21
    • Husserl, Edmund. Logical Investigations. Investigation V, Chapter 1.
    • Husserl, Edmund. Ideas II. §§22-23.
    • Recommended: Levy, Lior. “Intentionality, Consciousness, and the Ego: The Influence of Husserl’s Logical Investigations on Sartre’s Early Work.”
  • Jan 28
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. Transcendence of the Ego. Chapter I, “The I and the Me”
    • Recommended: Baert, Patrick. Introduction in The Existential Moment: the Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual.
  • Feb 4
    • Thảo, Trần Đức. Phenomenology and Dialectical Materialism, Chapter 2.
  • Feb 11
    • Sarte, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, Part I, Chapter 1.

Intersubjectivity and Ethics

  • Feb 18
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, Part III, Chapter 1.
  • Feb 25
    • Levinas, Emmanuel. Time & the Other, Part III-IV.
  • Mar 3
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Existentialism is a Humanism.”
  • Mar 10
    • Heidegger, Martin. “Letter on Humanism” in Basic Writings.
  • Mar 31
    • De Beauvoir, Simone. Ethics of Ambiguity, Chapter 1.
  • Apr 7
    • Camus, The Plague, Part II

Psychology and Literature

  • Apr 14
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Emotions: Outline of a Theory, Introduction and Chapter 3.
  • Apr 21
    • Fanon, Frantz. Decolonializing Madness. Chapter 1.
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 5.
  • Apr 28
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. What is literature?, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended: Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Age of Reason.
  • May 5
    • Barthes, Roland. Writing Degree Zero, Introduction and Part 1.

Politics and Oppression

  • May 12
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Anti-Semite and the Jew, Chapter 1.
  • May 19
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Black Orpheus.”
  • May 26
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended; Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Wretched of the Earth, Preface.
  • June 2
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Search for a Method. Chapter 1, “Marxism and Existentialism.”
  • June 9
    • Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Humanism and Terror, Authors Preface.
  • June 16
    • Weil, Simone. Oppression and Liberty, Prospectus.
    • Weil, Simone. “The Illiad, or the Poem of Force”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

 

READING GROUP: Sartre on Racism

15 May

Sartre in his context.

READING GROUP:

This Spring we will be turning to the extensive corpus of Jean-Paul Sartre—who was once the public philosopher, but who has more recently become the third-rail of continental philosophy. We will be looking at a wide swath of his work, putting it into conversation with his many contemporaries—from his most well-known interlocutors (such as Simone de Beauvoir and Maurice Merleau-Ponty) to some of his lesser-known contemporaries (such as Trần Đức Thảo). Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • May 19
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Black Orpheus.”

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: Online

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Password: Sartre
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+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 814 0378 4326
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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 UPCOMING EVENTS:

Schedule:

Phenomenology and the Ego

  • Jan 21
    • Husserl, Edmund. Logical Investigations. Investigation V, Chapter 1.
    • Husserl, Edmund. Ideas II. §§22-23.
    • Recommended: Levy, Lior. “Intentionality, Consciousness, and the Ego: The Influence of Husserl’s Logical Investigations on Sartre’s Early Work.”
  • Jan 28
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. Transcendence of the Ego. Chapter I, “The I and the Me”
    • Recommended: Baert, Patrick. Introduction in The Existential Moment: the Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual.
  • Feb 4
    • Thảo, Trần Đức. Phenomenology and Dialectical Materialism, Chapter 2.
  • Feb 11
    • Sarte, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, Part I, Chapter 1.

Intersubjectivity and Ethics

  • Feb 18
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, Part III, Chapter 1.
  • Feb 25
    • Levinas, Emmanuel. Time & the Other, Part III-IV.
  • Mar 3
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Existentialism is a Humanism.”
  • Mar 10
    • Heidegger, Martin. “Letter on Humanism” in Basic Writings.
  • Mar 31
    • De Beauvoir, Simone. Ethics of Ambiguity, Chapter 1.
  • Apr 7
    • Camus, The Plague, Part II

Psychology and Literature

  • Apr 14
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Emotions: Outline of a Theory, Introduction and Chapter 3.
  • Apr 21
    • Fanon, Frantz. Decolonializing Madness. Chapter 1.
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 5.
  • Apr 28
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. What is literature?, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended: Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Age of Reason.
  • May 5
    • Barthes, Roland. Writing Degree Zero, Introduction and Part 1.

Politics and Oppression

  • May 12
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Anti-Semite and the Jew, Chapter 1.
  • May 19
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Black Orpheus.”
  • May 26
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended; Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Wretched of the Earth, Preface.
  • June 2
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Search for a Method. Chapter 1, “Marxism and Existentialism.”
  • June 9
    • Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Humanism and Terror, Authors Preface.
  • June 16
    • Weil, Simone. Oppression and Liberty, Prospectus.
    • Weil, Simone. “The Illiad, or the Poem of Force”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE