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Reading Group: Baudrillard on Economy and Death

30 Jun

READING GROUP:

PCPN is back this summer with, GIFT // DEBT // DEATH. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (7:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

This week:

  • 07/02 – Jean Baudrillard, “Political Economy and Death” [first half, pp 146-178] in Symbolic Exchange and Death (NOTE: PAGE NUMBERS ADJUSTED TO MATCH UPLOADED PDF)

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.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

OTHER NEWS:

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in GIFT // DEBT // DEATH

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

  • 07/02 – Jean Baudrillard, “Political Economy and Death” [first half, pp 146-178] in Symbolic Exchange and Death
  • 07/09 – Alphonso Lingis, “The Rangda” in Excesses: Eros and Culture
  • 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 Givenness and God
  • 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

 

Reading Group: Bataille on Potlach

24 Jun

59982711_10157010121837040_8531977006227652608_oREADING GROUP:

PCPN is back this summer with, GIFT // DEBT // DEATH. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (7:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha. (NOTE: TIME MOVED FROM 8:00 TO 7:00)

This week:

  • 06/25 – Georges Bataille, “The Gift of Rivalry: Potlatch” in The Accursed Share: An Essay on General Economy

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.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

OTHER NEWS:

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in GIFT // DEBT // DEATH

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

  • 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, “The Rangda” in Excesses: Eros and Culture
  • 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 Givenness and God
  • 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

 

Note for Tonight’s Reading Group

18 Jun

It was just pointed out to me by Jeff, that the translation of Zarathustra that I uploaded doesn’t translate the assigned section as “gift-giving virtue.” The section of that text that we are reading for tonight from that text is the short section called “On the Bestowing Virtue” in the uploaded translation, and can be found starting on page 55.

Note that we will also be covering a more substantial section in the Genealogy of Morals.

Reading Group: Nietzsche on Moral Debt and Gift-giving

16 Jun

READING GROUP:

PCPN is back this summer with, GIFT // DEBT // DEATH. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (7:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha. (NOTE: TIME MOVED FROM 8:00 TO 7:00)

This week:

  • 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

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.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

OTHER NEWS:

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in GIFT // DEBT // DEATH

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

  • 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, “The Rangda” in Excesses: Eros and Culture
  • 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 Givenness and God
  • 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

 

Reading Group: Graeber on Debt

9 Jun

READING GROUP:

PCPN is back this summer with, GIFT // DEBT // DEATH. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (7:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha. (NOTE: TIME MOVED FROM 8:00 TO 7:00)

This week:

  • 06/11 – David Graeber, “A Brief Treatise on the Moral Grounds of Economic Relations” in Debt: The First 5000 Years

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.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

OTHER NEWS:

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in GIFT // DEBT // DEATH

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

  • 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, “The Rangda” in Excesses: Eros and Culture
  • 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 Givenness and God
  • 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

 

Reading Group is Back, Don’t Miss Out

4 Jun

REMINDER: Reading group kicks back off tonight, and our time has moved ahead one hour to 7:00pm

READING GROUP:

PCPN is back this summer with, GIFT // DEBT // DEATH. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (7:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha. (NOTE: TIME MOVED FROM 8:00 TO 7:00)

This week:

  • 06/04 – Marcel Mauss, “The Exchange of Gifts and the Obligation to Reciprocate (Polynesia)” in The Gift

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.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

OTHER NEWS:

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in GIFT // DEBT // DEATH

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

  • 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, “The Rangda” in Excesses: Eros and Culture
  • 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 Givenness and God
  • 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

 

Reading Group: Mauss on Gift Exchange

28 May

READING GROUP:

PCPN is back this summer with, GIFT // DEBT // DEATH. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (7:00pm) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha. (NOTE: TIME MOVED FROM 8:00 TO 7:00)

This week:

  • 06/04 – Marcel Mauss, “The Exchange of Gifts and the Obligation to Reciprocate (Polynesia)” in The Gift

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.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

OTHER NEWS:

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Afro-Pessimism // Black Nihilism

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

  • 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, “The Rangda” in Excesses: Eros and Culture
  • 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 Givenness and God
  • 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