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January 2021

Conversation: Carl Jung’s Theory of Mind

January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is an ongoing conversation that will meet on Sunday evening every two weeks. I have listed the reading schedule for next three meetings. For the next meeting on January 17th, we will finish our discussion of "The Stages of Life" and then begin discussing "The Structure of the Psyche". Links below... All that have carefully read the assigned reading are invited to participate in this conversation. January 17, 2021Carl Jung: The Stages of LifeParagraphs 785- till endhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/bba9e8nxae0przw/StagesOfLife.pdf?dl=0 Carl Jung:…

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Wittgenstein: Philosophical Investigations (Live Reading)

January 18 @ 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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Graphic Novel discussion group: Swamp Thing

January 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

It's not easy being green. CBR file provided if needed.

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The Final Act – “X-Risk” Interest Meeting

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Reading Assignment: “X-Risk” by Thomas Mohynihan, Chapter 0. This will be a short introductory section to field questions about the book and the purpose of the group. The group will take place on the Blinding Cyclops discord server in the channel "The Final Act > Final Meeting Room": https://discord.gg/g8utJ4Qu Discord invite links expire every 24 hours, so I'll try to keep it fresh, but if it doesn't seem to be working, message me and I'll get you one. Thanks! Group…

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René Girard Reading Circle: Desire, Deceit and the Novel

January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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. READING: Chapter 8: Masochism and Sadism DISCUSSION: -Master/slave…

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Longshot Comics

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Long and Unlearned Life of Roland Gethers. Spanning eighty-nine years in the British Empire. With dozens of supporting characters, hundreds of bit-part players, and thousands of superfluous no-line extras. CBR file provided if needed.

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Crash Course Intro to Gilbert Simondon

January 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Gilbert Simondon (1924-89) is an incredibly influential but poorly-known philosopher of technics and individuation. His philosophy of individuation, informed by quantum physics and based on the concept of meta-stability, became critical to the works of Gilles Deleuze. His theory of information became central to the works of Bernard Stiegler. This month-long reading group will try to grapple with applying Simondon's individuation and technics to 21st century life. We will be working through On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects…

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Virtual Philosophy Network Publication | Writers Studio

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Website: https://www.virtualphilosophynetwork.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virtualphilosophynetworkTwitter: twitter.com/vpnphilosophyMedium Publication: medium.com/virtual-philosophy-network VPN is looking for writers, and editors to the VPN 's online publication(medium.com/virtual-philosophy-network). If you have experience publishing/writing philosophy papers, and would like to either be a writer, or editor for us, please PM me directly. This event will be a recurring event. The purpose is to provide a forum for philosophers to come together to work on our writings, and ultimately, to publish in VPN 's online publication on medium. We will use…

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Conversation: Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

All that have carefully read the assigned reading are invited to participate in a conversation about Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil. Moving on. Lets discuss selections from Part 4. Please think about Aphorisms 63-185.Nietzsche's: Beyond Good and Evilhttps://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks/beyond-good-and-evil.pdf Also please read for discussion...Nietzsche: Parable of the Madmanhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/saylordotorg-resources/wwwresources/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/PHIL304-4.3.2-ParableoftheMadman.pdf And please, as part of our conversation, lets review main ideas here...David Conway: Nietzsche's Revaluation of Schopenhauer as Educatorhttps://www.bu.edu/wcp/Papers/MPsy/MPsyConw.htm Cross posting linkhttps://www.meetup.com/Debate-Discussion-and-Dialog/events/275685191 Several have asked for supplementary reading material. Here are two excellent…

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Wittgenstein: Philosophical Investigations (Live Reading)

January 25 @ 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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