Tag Archives: Hegel

Upcoming – Last Philosophy and Science Meeting and More

9 Sep

NOTE #1: Mark your calendar, for the second annual pittsburgh continental philosophy conference, September 25th (1:00-9:00pm) and 26th (10:00am-9:00pm). Plenaries include Leswin Laubscher, Fred Evans, and The Partially Examined Life.


Join us Monday night (14th) as we wrap up our consideration of philosophy and neuroscience with a look at Mark Solms’ Brain and the Inner World

As always, the text is available as a pdf HERE.

We will be meeting at 8:00pm at Tender Bar + Kitchen, in Lawrenceville (4300 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201)

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 summer, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.


Justin E. H. Smith, Université Paris Diderot – Paris VII: “Is Western Philosophy a 19th-Century Invention? Historiography and Boundary-Policing from the Encyclopédie to Hegel.”


Keep your eyes open at the beginning October, for our fall reading group series on philosophy and horror. Texts will likely include: H.P. Lovecraft, Dylan Trigg, Eugene Thacker, Graham Harman, Georges Canguilhem, Richard Kearney and many more!


Reading Group Reminder: Tonight, Žižek on Hegel (part deux!)

27 Apr

This week the reading group will be taking a look at the second half (roughly p. 219 until the end) of Slavoj Žižek’s chapter, “Is it still possible to be a Hegelian today?”

Looking Ahead: Next week we will be looking at John Caputo’s “Is there an Event in Hegel?”

As a reminder, there is no expectation that one attend every meeting. If you havent been able to stop in yet or if you missed a few meetings, feel perfectly free to stop by tonight.

download pdfs: HERE

When/where: 8:00pm, Tinder Bar + Kitchen, Lawrenceville

Reading Group Tonight!

9 Mar

Reading group kicked off with a bang last week. Be sure to stop in tonight for what is sure to be some exciting discussion of the second half of the preface to Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit. The big debate last week — and which is likely to continue into tonight — is whether it is possible to read Hegel otherwise than as the totalitarian systematizer that he is often said to be.

When: 8:00pm
Where: Industry Public House, Lawrenceville

pdfs: HERE

Reading Group is Back, March 2nd!!!

21 Feb

Following a delay — caused by some shananigans finding a new reading group location — we are thrilled to announce that the Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group is back! For the Spring we will be looking at texts related to the reemergence of Hegel in continental philosophy, with some really interesting texts (including: Hegel, Kojeve, Butler, Derrida, Malabou, Zizek, and Caputo). As per usual, no books are required, all texts will be available via pdf HERE (Zizek is not yet available, but will be well before the April 20th).

When/Where: We will be meeting on Monday Nights at 8:00pm at the Industry Public House in Lawrenceville.

Reading Schedule:

  • March 2nd – Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit – Preface (first half)
  • March 9th – Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit – Preface (second half)
  • March 16th – Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit – “Master/Slave Dialectic”
  • March 23rd – Kojeve’s Introduction to a Reading of the Phenomenology of Spirit – “In Place of an Introduction”
  • March 30th – Butler’s Subjects of Desire – Chapter 1 and “Final Reflections”
  • April 6th – Derrida’s preface to Malabou’s The Future of Hegel
  • April 13th – Malabou’s The Future of Hegel – Chapter 10
  • April 20th – Zizek’s Less Than Nothing – Chapter 4
  • April 27th – Caputo’s The Insistence of God – Chapter 6

*As a reminder, although we are going “thematic,” it is worth remembering that it is certianly not necessary or expected that you attend every week (though that would be great!). Basically, if you can’t make a week, don’t sweat it! Just stop in whenever you can. Our discussion will not presuppose that you have read all of the previous readings, only that you are interested in thinking deeply and discussing.



Back from Hiatus!

5 Dec

The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Reading Group is back from a brief hiatus for two last meetings before the end of the semester. Be sure to stop by this sunday for Mcgowan’s “On the Necessity of Contradiction: Hegel with the Speculative Realists” at the East End Book Exchange (4:00pm).