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Coming Soon: The Transcendentalists and the American Renaissance

12 Feb

This Spring the PCPN reading group is crossing the Atlantic to our own continent, to discuss the Transcendentalists and the “American Renaissance” in literature—and their interpretation and appropriation in Continental thought. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

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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Passcode: PCPNreadin

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.

Schedule:

  • 02/23 – Emerson, Ralph Waldo. “Nature” in Transcendentalism a Reader
  • 03/02 – Cavell, Stanley. “Aversive Thinking: Emersonian Representations in Heidegger and Nietzsche”
  • 03/09 – Thoreau, Henry David. “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For” and “Solitude” in Walden 
  • 03/16 – Arsić, Branka. “Introduction: On Embodied Knowledge and the Deliberation of the Crow,” “Toward Things as They Are,” “Thinking with Geological Velocity,” “How to Greet a Tree?,” and “Contemplating Matter” in Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau
  • 03/23 – Douglass, Frederick. “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”
  • 03/30 – Nielson, Cynthia. “Resistance is Not Futile: Frederick Douglass on Power Relations and Resistance ‘From Below’”
  • 04/06 – Melville, Herman. “The Portent”; Alcott, Louisa May. “With a Rose, That Bloomed on the Day of John Brown’s Martyrdom”; and Thoreau, Henry David. “A Plea for John Brown” in Transcendentalism a Reader
  • 04/13 – Smith, Ted A. “The Higher Law” in Weird John Brown: Divine Violence and the Limits of Ethics
  • 04/20 – Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Purloined Letter”
  • 04/27 – Lacan, Jacques. “Seminar on the Purloined Letter”
  • 05/04 – Dickinson, Emily.  The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, Poem # 67, 156, 185, 249, 254, 288, 326, 344, 435, 465, 650, 712, 772, 919, 926, 967, 1049, 1129, 1401 
  • 05/11 – Snediker, Michael. “Emily Dickinson’s Queer Pain: ‘One Claw Opon the Air’” in Queer Optimism
  • 05/18 – Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself” in Leaves of Grass
  • 05/25 – Deleuze, Gilles.  “Whitman” in Essays: Critical and Clinical
  • 06/01 – Melville, Herman. “Bartleby, the Scrivener”
  • 06/08 – Agamben, Giorgio. “Bartleby, or on Contingency” in Potentialities

READING GROUP: Jarratt on Feminism and the Sophists

22 Jan

READING GROUP:

This Fall/Winter the PCPN reading group is turning back the clock to the murky birth of Western philosophy in the Pre-Socratics — as well as their contemporary interpreters in continental philosophy. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

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: 841 6489 8771
Passcode: PCPNPreSoc

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:

  • Anti-Capitalist Classics 2021, presented by the PGH DSA Political Education Committee: Register at: bit.ly/anticapitalist

SCHEDULE:

  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: The Sophists

15 Jan

READING GROUP:

This Fall/Winter the PCPN reading group is turning back the clock to the murky birth of Western philosophy in the Pre-Socratics — as well as their contemporary interpreters in continental philosophy. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader

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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84164898771?pwd=cnZXVTBNUVQySGY0U01hV0tZa2VwUT09

Meeting ID: 841 6489 8771
Passcode: PCPNPreSoc

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:

  • Anti-Capitalist Classics 2021, presented by the PGH DSA Political Education Committee: Register at: bit.ly/anticapitalist

SCHEDULE:

  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Marx on Atomism

8 Jan

READING GROUP:

This Fall/Winter the PCPN reading group is turning back the clock to the murky birth of Western philosophy in the Pre-Socratics — as well as their contemporary interpreters in continental philosophy. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature” (Part II)

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: 841 6489 8771
Passcode: PCPNPreSoc

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:

  • Anti-Capitalist Classics 2021, presented by the PGH DSA Political Education Committee: Register at: bit.ly/anticapitalist

SCHEDULE:

  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: The Atomists

3 Jan

READING GROUP:

This Fall/Winter the PCPN reading group is turning back the clock to the murky birth of Western philosophy in the Pre-Socratics — as well as their contemporary interpreters in continental philosophy. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader

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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84164898771?pwd=cnZXVTBNUVQySGY0U01hV0tZa2VwUT09

Meeting ID: 841 6489 8771
Passcode: PCPNPreSoc

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:

  • Anti-Capitalist Classics 2021, presented by the PGH DSA Political Education Committee: Register at: bit.ly/anticapitalist

SCHEDULE:

  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Foti on Empedocles

12 Dec

READING GROUP:

This Fall/Winter the PCPN reading group is turning back the clock to the murky birth of Western philosophy in the Pre-Socratics — as well as their contemporary interpreters in continental philosophy. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger

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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84164898771?pwd=cnZXVTBNUVQySGY0U01hV0tZa2VwUT09

Meeting ID: 841 6489 8771
Passcode: PCPNPreSoc

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:

  • Anti-Capitalist Classics 2021, presented by the PGH DSA Political Education Committee: Register at: bit.ly/anticapitalist

SCHEDULE:

  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Empedocles

4 Dec

READING GROUP:

This Fall/Winter the PCPN reading group is turning back the clock to the murky birth of Western philosophy in the Pre-Socratics — as well as their contemporary interpreters in continental philosophy. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader

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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84164898771?pwd=cnZXVTBNUVQySGY0U01hV0tZa2VwUT09

Meeting ID: 841 6489 8771
Passcode: PCPNPreSoc

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:

  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Heidegger on Parmenides

28 Nov

READING GROUP:

This Fall/Winter the PCPN reading group is turning back the clock to the murky birth of Western philosophy in the Pre-Socratics — as well as their contemporary interpreters in continental philosophy. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger

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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84164898771?pwd=cnZXVTBNUVQySGY0U01hV0tZa2VwUT09

Meeting ID: 841 6489 8771
Passcode: PCPNPreSoc

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:

  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Parmenides and Zeno of Elea

13 Nov

READING GROUP:

This Fall/Winter the PCPN reading group is turning back the clock to the murky birth of Western philosophy in the Pre-Socratics — as well as their contemporary interpreters in continental philosophy. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader

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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84164898771?pwd=cnZXVTBNUVQySGY0U01hV0tZa2VwUT09

Meeting ID: 841 6489 8771
Passcode: PCPNPreSoc

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:

  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Gadamer on Heraclitus

7 Nov

READING GROUP:

This Fall/Winter the PCPN reading group is turning back the clock to the murky birth of Western philosophy in the Pre-Socratics — as well as their contemporary interpreters in continental philosophy. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

  • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger

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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84164898771?pwd=cnZXVTBNUVQySGY0U01hV0tZa2VwUT09

Meeting ID: 841 6489 8771
Passcode: PCPNPreSoc

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:

  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/26: Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE