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December 2019

People’s Colloquium: End of the Year Party!

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Slide Inn, 2348 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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Join The People’s Colloquium for an end of the year party! Here’s what to expect: - $500 open bar (For regular and former participants only, please!)- The release of our new sci-fi shared world anthology “Memory Hole” (With print copies available for purchase!)- Short announcements about upcoming programs for 2020 and beyond, 7:30pm - 7:45pm- Readings by "Memory Hole" authors, 8:00pm - 8:30pm- … other fun stuff, TBD! Of course, there'll be plenty of opportunity to talk with friends and…

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Seminar: Buddhism and The West

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rendez Vous Off Belmont, 817 SE 34th Ave
Portland, OR 97214 us
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Seminar: Buddhism and The West, hosted by Richard Pope During two upcoming readings, we'll begin an exploration of the intersection between Buddhism and continental philosophy. We'll start with "Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism." Reading assignment: Read the second essay from "Nothing" titled: “ENLIGHTENMENT, REVOLUTION, CURETHE PROBLEM OF PRAXIS AND THE RADICAL NOTHINGNESS OF THE FUTURE" by Eric Cazdyn Starting question: Is or can Buddhism be a-political? If it is political, to what extent does it share its values with Marxism?…

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Plato’s Republic: Book III

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1750 NE 137th Ave, 1750 NE 137th Ave
Portland, OR 97230 us
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This month we'll be discussing Plato's Republic Book III. Please read the book prior to the meeting. The translations that we encourage/recommended are Bloom, Sachs, R E Allen and Reeve. We have a pdf of the latter - let us know if you need it by messaging below. We intend to have a focused and text-centred discussion to stay on topic (namely the meaning and analysis of Plato's work). After the 2-hours, discussion will generally open up. This event will…

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Readings in the History and Philosophy of Science

December 14 @ 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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Last meeting we finished up an extended discussion of George Smith's 'How Newton's Principia changed physics' (page 360 in Janiak and Schliesser (ed.), "Interpreting Newton") and we made some headway into the Preface of Kant's 'Metaphysical foundations of natural science'. For our next meeting let's delve into the Third Division of Kant's work, the twenty pages on 'Metaphysical foundations of mechanics'. But we'll use these 20 pages as a resource. For the purposes of formatting our discussion, let's go through…

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

December 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Jade Lounge, 2342 SE Ankeny 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: "Neo-Nihilism," by Peter Sjöstedt-H https://www.amazon.com/Neo-Nihilism-Philosophy-Power-Peter-Sj%C3%B6stedt-H-ebook/dp/B00HN844QI Please email ThePeoplesColloquiumPDX@Gmail.com if you're having trouble procuring a copy of the text. 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…

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