READING GROUP: Sartre on Ethics

29 Feb

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 3
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Existentialism is a Humanism.

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

 

READING GROUP: Levinas on the Other [UPDATED]

21 Feb

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:

  • Feb 25
    • Levinas, Emmanuel. Time & the Other, Part III-IV [NOTE: This is a different section than originally marked]

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

 

UPDATE: This weeks Reading

17 Feb

Greetings all. Per a member request, we are going to amend the reading for tomorrow and strictly focus on section IV of the chapter, entitled “The Look,” since the chapter is a bit long, and this final section is the most important. Sorry for any confusion.

READING GROUP: Sartre on the Other

17 Feb

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:

  • Feb 18
    • Sartre, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, Part III, Chapter 1, Section IV.

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 I.
  • 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

 

READING GROUP: Sartre on Negation and Nothingness

9 Feb

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:

  • Feb 11
    • Sarte, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, Part I, 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 I.
  • 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

 

READING GROUP: Thảo on Consciousness

3 Feb

Sartre in his context.

READING GROUP:

Related imageThis 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:

  • Feb 4
    • Thảo, Trần Đức. Phenomenology and Dialectical Materialism, Chapter 2.

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 I.
  • 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

 

READING GROUP: Sartre on the Ego

27 Jan

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:

  • 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.

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 I.
  • 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 2.

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