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September 2019

Seminar: The Greeks and Modernity

September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portland Roasting Coffee, 815 SE Oak St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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Seminar: The Greeks and Modernity, hosted by Michael McGettigan, ABD Reading recommendation: Schmitt 263-276. Why feeling and representation are the real abstractions, and concrete thought is achieved through distinction. Please finish reading as far as you want pp. 234-262 from the last couple of weeks. We shall open the floor for participants to ask questions and lance into a discussion about any material here that is found interesting or confusing. Once we've completed that, we will begin with Chapter 5,…

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Seminar: Postmodernity, Nihilism, Trans/Post-Humanism, Digitality/Singularity…

September 16 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Portland Roasting Coffee, 815 SE Oak St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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Seminar: Postmodernity, Nihilism, Trans/Post-Humanism, Philosophy of Horror, Digitality/Singularity, Speculative Realism, etc., hosted by Richard Pope Reading assignment: Check here each week for the reading assignment. Group Description: Oh, Humanity. You wonderful, foolish, magnificent, pathetic tragicomic actor, part ape, part angel, artist strung out on her own genius … What will become of you? Your technologies have become strange even to the hands of their makers. Your philosophers are drunk and delusional as they carelessly crack open the door of Truth’s…

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Seminar: Postmodernity, Nihilism, Trans/Post-Humanism, Digitality/Singularity…

September 16 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Portland Roasting Coffee, 815 SE Oak St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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Seminar: Postmodernity, Nihilism, Trans/Post-Humanism, Philosophy of Horror, Digitality/Singularity, Speculative Realism, etc., hosted by Richard Pope and Raven Connolly Reading assignment: Hyperobjects, by Timothy Morton, pgs 27 - 45, the chapters on Viscosity and Nonlocality. Group Description: Oh, Humanity. You wonderful, foolish, magnificent, pathetic tragicomic actor, part ape, part angel, artist strung out on her own genius … What will become of you? Your technologies have become strange even to the hands of their makers. Your philosophers are drunk and delusional…

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Seminar: What is Post-Modernism?

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Goose Hollow Inn, 1927 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR 97201 us
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Reading assignment: Introduction and Chapter 1 of The Order of Things by Michel Foucault. Structuralism is the methodology that seeks to understand human behavior and events through systems that arose in sociology, anthropology, and linguistics in the early twentieth century as a parallel to existentialism in Europe. Post-structuralism, by extension, can be considered the continuation or rejection of this movement. This seminar seeks to address the question of what post-structuralism is by reading a handful of authors who could be…

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Seminar: Buddhism and the West

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Slide Inn, 2348 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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Seminar: Buddhism and The West, hosted by Richard Pope and David Tweet Reading assignment: The Scientific Buddha, by Donald Lopez, Chapter 3: The Problem With Karma (pp. 47-80). Group Description:What is Buddhist truth? How is Buddhism evolving as it takes root and grows in the United States and the west? These are the two fundamental questions that this group seeks to answer. We’ll approach these questions from the perspective that there is something both timeless and transcendent about the truth…

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Portland Association of Deleuze Studies

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Slide Inn, 2348 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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NEW LOCATION **WE'RE MEETING IN THE SLIDE IN THIS WEEK!** Portland Association of Deleuze Studies, hosted by Ian Garlington, PhD Reading assignment: We will spend one more week on Bergsonism, Chapter 2. Please email Ian for details or questions about the group:iang08@gmail.com Description:Come connect and laugh with the other people in your town who are curious about the liberating potentials in the writings of Gilles Deleuze. Presently we are planning on meeting weekly to read and discuss the writings of…

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Portland Association of Deleuze Studies

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Slide Inn, 2348 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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NEW LOCATION **WE'RE MEETING IN THE SLIDE IN THIS WEEK!** Portland Association of Deleuze Studies, hosted by Ian Garlington, PhD Reading assignment: Bergsonism, Chapter 3. Please email Ian for details or questions about the group:iang08@gmail.com Description:Come connect and laugh with the other people in your town who are curious about the liberating potentials in the writings of Gilles Deleuze. Presently we are planning on meeting weekly to read and discuss the writings of Deleuze. We will proceed at a pace…

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Readings in Empiricism, Analytic Philosophy, and the Philosophy of Science

September 21 @ 5:25 pm - 7:25 pm
Caldera Public House, 6031 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215 us
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Readings in Empiricism, Analytic Philosophy, and the Philosophy of Science, hosted by Allan K and Michael S. For electronic copies of the reading assignments or questions about the group, please email Allan K @ kachelme@gmail.com. Reading assignment: With our discussion of Francis Bacon's 'Novum organum' finished, we'll begin discussion of Galileo's 'Dialogue concerning two chief world systems', http://www.kuhmann.com/starstuff/Dialogue%20Concerning%20the%20Two%20Chief%20World%20Systems.pdf . In at least one respect the two works are similar - both are critiques of Aristotelianism. However, from this perspective Galileo…

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Theatre: Marjorie Prime, with Donovan James

September 21 @ 7:25 pm - 9:25 pm
The Headwaters Theatre, 55 NE Farragut St #9
Portland, OR 97211 us
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When: Saturday, 9/21, 7:30PMWhere: THE HEADWATERS THEATRE55 NE Farragut Street, Suite #9Portland, OregonWho: director Donovan James and other curious Colloquians!Tickets cost $20: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/missinglinktheatre/book/selection/111201 From Donovan: Hey everybody! I’ve been directing a theatre production the past couple months, and I wanted to invite ya’ll to come see it! It’s a sci-fi story that explores what it means to be human, how trauma and identity are intertwined, the fleeting nature of time, and the fate that awaits us all. It’s very philosophical,…

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Seminar: The Greeks and Modernity

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portland Roasting Coffee, 815 SE Oak St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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Seminar: The Greeks and Modernity, hosted by Michael McGettigan, ABD Reading recommendation: If you want out of the cave you will have to lose your attachment to shadows. For a copy of the reading or if you have questions, please email Michael at mmcget1@gmail.com. This group will explore the relation to Greek thought and the modern era by looking at texts that view Greek thought as a corrective to the ills of modernity, as well as texts that view modernity…

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