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April 2020

Seminar: The Greeks and Modernity

April 6 @ 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, ABDFor a copy of the reading or if you have questions, please email Michael at mmcget1@gmail.com. As Virginia Woolf said: “It is to the Greeks that we turn when we are sick of the vagueness, of the confusion of our own age.” Reading recommendation: Schmitt pp.419-436. Critique of Smith and Hobbes (conservative economics, liberal theory of the state). Why Economic and Political Theory "think" consciousness is bad and thinking is worse!…

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Socratic Speed Dating with The Stoa

April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

People's Colloquium host Raven Connolly is partnering with Peter Limberg of The Stoa to present Socratic Speed Dating! 4 pm PST *** Please sign-up here: https://forms.gle/XZrNFdc2hRBVfWzz9 ... this is an online event. The Zoom link and additional instructions will be emailed out to you an hour before the event.Get updates @ https://thestoa.substack.comMore events @ http://www.thestoa.ca *** Find the right questions, then find the others. Raven Connolly and Peter Limberg are developing an exciting new conversational experience. This event will combine…

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Black Box Seminar Presents: DOUBLE RESET, a talk by Alejandro de Acosta

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DOUBLE RESET: Through the synthesis of philosophy, linguistics, scientific reasoning, and poetic sensibility, Alejandro will introduce us to thinking in this strange present. Recommended readings: Hanson, This is the Dream Time http://www.overcomingbias.com/2009/09/this-is-the-dream-time.html Bakker, The New Theory https://rsbakker.wordpress.com/essay-archive/the-new-theory-a-provisional-manifesto/ About our Guest: Alejandro de Acosta is a translator and professor of poetry and philosophy at the Pacific Northwest College of the Arts and the Evergreen State College. In winter of last year, he began an extra-institutional project called How To Think In…

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Investigating the Domestic: Social Distancing & Staying with the Trouble

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Investigating the Domestic: Social Distancing & Staying with the Trouble Process philosopher and collective insight practitioner, Bonnitta Roy, recently spoke on the Jim Rutt Show podcast about a concept she called staying with the trouble. Staying with the trouble, staying with how things are changing for you, staying with how things have shifted from each week to the next, staying with the new human condition. This event is an investigation of the domestic, the sphere of our day-to-day lives. We…

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ONLINE Discussion: Coronavirus and the Zeitgeist

April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

CORONAVIRUS AND THE ZEITGEIST Let's talk COVID-19 and how it's impacting our lives, our nation, and the world. I would like to keep our conversation focused on the future - that is, what is to come. In this spirit, I offer my personal list of forecasts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I7X6ru7yZ2wBZX3uQLW0m77UQjKTIpPJozoo2ocdKJ8/edit?usp=sharing Below, you'll find links that I think are good resources along with a brief description of why. Please post links and forecasts in the comment section below before our meeting. GENERAL LINKSCenter for…

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Daoism Demystified

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

IMPORTANT: Due to the virus we will not be hosting an in-person meeting and will instead be teleconferencing via the ZOOM app. Check back here later or send me a message for info as to the how to access the meeting. Reading assignment for this week is chapters 5-8. **** Daoism in the west (and perhaps too in the east) has always had this mysterious and mystical reputation. And when a person open the first page of the Tao Te…

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Portland Association of Deleuze Studies

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

There will be no in person meeting for this event, and The People's Colloquium is strongly considering cancelling all of its in person events for the time being. Please see the following article for a rational: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca The information for the meeting will be posted here shortly before we begin. Thank you. Portland Association of Deleuze Studies, hosted by Ian Garlington, PhD Reading assignment: Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza, by Gilles Deleuze, Chapter 18PDF of the text: https://monoskop.org/images/c/c8/Deleuze_Gilles_Expressionism_in_Philosophy_Spinoza.pdf Please email Ian…

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Sunday – Read – A – Loud: Baudrillard Live, Selected Interviews

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Do you like to read aloud? To make letters turn into sounds? Turn abstractions into voice? Do you want to listen to the voices of friends bring life to the words of some of our favorite minds? This meet up is an experiment to bring the pleasure of reading out loud into our philosophical discourse. We will begin with a suggested reading, Baudrillard Live. Through a series of wide-ranging interviews, the multiplicity of Baudrillard is revealed. These conversations will bring…

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ONLINE Seminar: Intelligence and Spirit, by Reza Negarestani

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a new seminar - a slow reading of Reza Negarestani's "Intelligence and Spirit." Book description:"A critique of both classical humanism and dominant trends in posthumanism that formulates the ultimate form of intelligence as a theoretical and practical thought unfettered by the temporal order of things." For this first meeting, please Google the book, read articles and interviews, explore the various encyclopedias, and otherwise get a general sense of the scope of this book. We'll discuss the book…

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Being No One by Thomas Metzinger

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market of Choice – Goat Blocks – SE Portland, OR, 1090 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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**This event will be held online via zoom. Please RSVP to see the zoom link. *** The study of human consciousness is one of science's last great frontiers. After being neglected for many years (i.e. during a period of dominance by behaviorism in psychology), interest in the science of consciousness exploded in the last decades, with much progress in neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and other areas. Our aim in this group is to bring together the perspectives of philosophy, the cognitive…

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