Reading Group

Current Theme: 

Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School

  • 08/08: Marx, “Introduction to a Critique of Political Economy” fromGrundrisse
    Marx, “Theses on Feuerbach”
  • 08/15: Lukács, “What is Orthodox Marxism?”
  • 08/22: Carl Schmitt, “On Sovereignty” and “The Problem of Sovereignty as the Problem of the Legal Form of the Decision” from Political Theology
  • 08/29: Benjamin, “Theses on the Philosophy of History”
  • 09/12: Pollock, “State Capitalism: Its possibilities and Limitations”
  • 09/19: Bataille, “The Meaning of General Economy” and “Laws of General Economy” from The Accursed Share
  • 09/26: Marcuse, “Repressive Tolerance”
  • 10/03: Horkheimer, “The Authoritarian State”
    Horkheimer, “The End of Reason”
  • 10/17: Adorno, “Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda”
  • 10/24: Adorno and Horkheimer, “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception” from Dialectic of Enlightenment
  • 10/31: Kirchheimer, “Changes in the Structure of Political Compromise”
  • 11/07: Jürgen Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (Excerpts)
  • 11/14: Marcuse, “Marxism and Feminism”
    Brown, “Feminist Theory and the Frankfurt School”
  • 11/21: Said, “Introduction” Orientalism
    Said, “Traveling Theory”


Coming Soon:

TBA, Spring 2017

Past Themes:

  • Get It?! Continental Philosophy and Humor, Spring, 2016
  • Lacan Demystified, Winter, 2016
  • PHILOSOPHY and HORROR, Fall 2015
  • Continental Philosophy and the Natural Sciences, Summer 2015
  • The Rediscovery of Hegel, Spring 2015
  • Get a Life: Philosophy of Life, Summer 2014
  • Space Camp: Philosophy of Space, Summer 2013

Master List:

A list of (almost) every reading we have ever done can be found HERE (no pdfs).

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