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October 2020

Conversation: Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

All are invited to participate in a conversation about Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil. Lets discuss this essay by Nietzsche...https://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl201/modules/Philosophers/Nietzsche/Truth_and_Lie_in_an_Extra-Moral_Sense.htm Also, please read the Aphorisms 15-23 of Chapter 1...Nietzsche's: Beyond Good and Evilhttps://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks/beyond-good-and-evil.pdf Also please read for discussion Chapters 4 pages 98-112...Maudemaire Clark" The Soul of Nietzshe's Beyond Good and Evilhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1n1qh_f5qLiD9sOk49kT3US52H8VI8vS4/view Cross link...https://www.meetup.com/Debate-Discussion-and-Dialog/events/273415542/

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Wittgenstein: Philosophical Investigations (Live Reading)

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Immediately upon its posthumous publication in 1953, Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations was hailed as a masterpiece, and the ensuing years have confirmed this initial assessment. The work undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy's approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. Today it is widely acknowledged to be the single most important philosophical work of the twentieth century. *** This series is hosted by Garth at the Toronto Philosophy Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup We are doing live,…

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Seminar on Derrida: Reading ‘Différance’ through Levinas’ ethics

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In this meeting hosted by the VPN (www.virtualphilosophynetwork.com) we’ll read Jacques Derrida's seminal essay "Différance" side by side with Emmanuel Levinas' paper "Transcendence and Height". One of the foremost 20th century Continental thinkers, Jacques Derrida developed the philosophical approach known as deconstruction. Influenced by Levinas and Heidegger, among others, his thought is sensitive to radical difference, responsibility and the aporetic nature of human experience. Responding to the violence of the 20th century, Emmanuel Levinas developed a sustained critique of the…

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René Girard Reading Circle: Desire, Deceit and the Novel

October 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We begin the Girard Reading Circle with his first book, "Desire, Deceit and the Novel." This study extends beyond the scope of literature into the psychology of much of our contemporary scene, including fashion, advertising, and propaganda techniques. In considering such aspects, the author goes beyond the domain of pure aesthetics and offers an interpretation of some basic cultural problems of our time. Authors discussed: Cervantes, Flaubert, Stendhal, Dostoevsky, Proust, et al. For this meeting please read the first two…

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Wittgenstein’s Hypertext Philosophy: Dr. Jonathan Rey Lee

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please RSVP here:https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Analytic-Philosophy-CLUB/events/267360274/ Join the Virtual Philosophy Network http://www.virtualphilosophynetwork.com for a talk on Wittgenstein. In this talk, media scholar Jonathan Rey Lee deploys a simple hypertext network to explore the uniquely performative and iterative philosophical reflections of Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose notebooks of numbered remarks show how "philosophy is not a theory but an activity" (TLP 4.112). Dr. Lee has a PhD in comparative literature from UC Riverside where he studied nineteenth-century British and Russian realist literature and philosophy (especially Wittgenstein).…

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Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit: Q and A

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You cannot RSVP at this point, this post is just to identify people who want to ask questions at this session. This will be an opportunity to ask questions about Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit to an invited guest, for those who have read the book or substantial parts of it. If you are interested in asking questions, please send me a private message mentioning what parts of Phenomenology of Spirit you have read (or if you have read the entire…

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