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READING GROUP: Sartre on Antisemitism

8 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 12
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Anti-Semite and the Jew, Chapter 1.

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
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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: Barthes on Writing

1 May

Sartre in his context.

Revisiting Roland Barthes' 'Mythologies' - Chicago TribuneREADING 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 5
    • Barthes, Roland. Writing Degree Zero, Introduction and Part 1

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
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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 EVENTS THIS WEEK:

OTHER NEWS:

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 Literature

24 Apr

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:

  • Apr 28
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. What is literature?, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended: Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Age of Reason.

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 EVENTS THIS WEEK:

OTHER NEWS:

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 Chapter 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 Psychology

17 Apr

Sartre in his context.

Frantz Fanon / Black Skin, White Masks » Live From Planet EarthREADING 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:

  • Apr 21
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 5.
    • Optional/recommended; Fanon, Frantz. Decolonializing Madness. Chapter 1.

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 EVENTS THIS WEEK:

OTHER NEWS:

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 Chapter 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 Emotions

9 Apr

Sartre in his context.

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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:

  • Apr 14 — Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Emotions: Outline of a Theory, Chapter 3 (Introduction also recommended reading)

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 EVENTS THIS WEEK:

OTHER NEWS:

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 Chapter 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

 

ONLINE READING GROUP: Camus on the Experience of Quarantine

3 Apr

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Albert Camus - WikipediaREADING 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:

As discussed last week, we will interrupt our current schedule to add in Camus, who was not only a contemporary of Sartre (and one not already on our list) but also wrote The Plague that includes reflections on the anxiety of quarantine and other issues deeply relevant to our current context. For the group, we will focus on Part II, though the full book is also recommended. Since even Part II alone is a bit long, I have included a link to the audiobook for folks who might prefer that option (I know I will).

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 EVENTS THIS WEEK:

OTHER NEWS:

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 Chapter 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 Goes Digital — de Beauvoir on Ethics

26 Mar

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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:

  • Mar 31
    • De Beauvoir, Simone. Ethics of Ambiguity, Chapter 1

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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If you don’t have a laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc. you can call in using this number:
+1 646 558 8656 

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:

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.

Psychology and Literature

  • Apr 7
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Emotions: Outline of a Theory, Introduction and Chapter 3.
  • Apr 14
    • Fanon, Frantz. Decolonializing Madness. Chapter 1.
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 5.
  • Apr 21
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. What is literature?, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended: Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Age of Reason.
  • Apr 28
    • Barthes, Roland. Writing Degree Zero, Introduction and Chapter 1.

Politics and Oppression

  • May 5
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Anti-Semite and the Jew, Chapter 1.
  • May 12
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Black Orpheus.”
  • May 19
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended; Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Wretched of the Earth, Preface.
  • May 26
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Search for a Method. Chapter 1, “Marxism and Existentialism.”
  • June 2
    • Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Humanism and Terror, Authors Preface.
  • June 9
    • 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 Canceled

15 Mar

Readers,

As promised, we have kept an eye on continuing coronavirus developments in Pittsburgh. in response, we have decided that it is, unfortunately, in the best interest of the group to postpone our meetings for the next few weeks. We will keep y’all updated as we decide when it is safe to begin meeting again.  Keep safe, keep healthy, keep reading.

-JP

READING GROUP update

14 Mar

Given the current state of health, we are keeping a close eye on things regarding our group. For now, recommendations are primarily targetted toward larger gatherings, and our usual 5 or so people is well below that threshold. So for now, we are tentatively planning to meet this week. That said, if recommendations change or if Crazy Mocha closes we will reassess and let you know asap. Regardless, be smart, stay healthy. If you are not feeling well, please do not come to group. If you are immunocompromised or otherwise at greater risk, we recommend not coming as well.

READING GROUP: de Beauvoir on Ethics

13 Mar

Sartre in his context.

READING GROUP:

This Winter/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) at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha.

This week:

  • Mar 17
    • De Beauvoir, Simone. Ethics of Ambiguity, Chapter 1

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:

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 17
    • De Beauvoir, Simone. Ethics of Ambiguity, Chapter 1.

Psychology and Literature

  • Mar 24
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Emotions: Outline of a Theory, Introduction and Chapter 3.
  • Mar 31
    • Fanon, Frantz. Decolonializing Madness. Chapter 1.
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 5.
  • Apr 7
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. What is literature?, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended: Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Age of Reason.
  • Apr 14
    • Barthes, Roland. Writing Degree Zero, Introduction and Chapter 1.

Politics and Oppression

  • Apr 21
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Anti-Semite and the Jew, Chapter 1.
  • Apr 28
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Black Orpheus.”
  • May 5
    • Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth, Chapter 1.
    • Recommended; Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Wretched of the Earth, Preface.
  • May 12
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Search for a Method. Chapter 1, “Marxism and Existentialism.”
  • May 19
    • Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Humanism and Terror, Authors Preface.
  • May 26
    • Weil, Simone. Oppression and Liberty, Prospectus.
    • Weil, Simone. “The Illiad, or the Poem of Force”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE