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March 2020

Seminar: The Greeks and Modernity

March 2 @ 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 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. 395-408. Is the Individual Given or Developed? How Our Ability to Think Triangles Is Vital For A Healthy Political Community. Remember! We will discuss first the question of why in the Platonic Aristotelian kind of knowledge an individual alone cannot…

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Seminar: The Greeks and Modernity

March 2 @ 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. 399-413. Is the Individual Given or Developed? How Our Ability to Think Triangles Is Vital For A Healthy Political Community. Universals: Abstract, Primary, Immanent. We…

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Being No One by Thomas Metzinger

March 2 @ 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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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 sciences, neuroscience, the social sciences, medicine, and the physical sciences, the arts and humanities, to move…

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Scholar & writer outreach!

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Slide Inn, 2348 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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I (Rich) will be emailing scholars and writers to see if we can arrange to host teleconference seminars with them. Feel free to come hang out and find emails and draft letters. Otherwise, please leave your recommendations in the comments section below. Currently on my list for outreach: (1) Timothy Morton, (2) Thomas Metzinger, (3) Terry Pinkard.

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Readings in the History and Philosophy of Science

March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Market of Choice – Goat Blocks – SE Portland, OR, 1090 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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Previously we discussed Heinrich Hertz's Introduction to 'Principles of mechanics'. This work had a profound influence on Wittgenstein. While we didn't have time to discuss many of the explicit connects between Hertz and Wittgenstein, I've noted some of them in the last handout and I'm sure the themes will pop up occasionally as we go forward simply by virtue of the impact the Introduction has had on analytic philosophy. We will now proceed with a couple of sessions on Ernst…

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Seminar: The Greeks and Modernity

March 9 @ 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. 399-413. Is the Individual Given or Developed? How Our Ability to Think Triangles Is Vital For A Healthy Political Community. Universals: Abstract, Primary, Immanent. We…

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