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November 2019

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

November 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Jade Lounge, 2342 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97214 us

Seminar: Postmodernity, Nihilism, Trans/Post-Humanism, Philosophy of Horror, Digitality/Singularity, Speculative Realism, etc., hosted by Richard Pope Reading assignment: "A Cyborg Manifesto," by Donna Haraway: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~vanlondp/wgss320/articles/haraway-cyborg-manifesto.pdf 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 delusional as they carelessly crack open the door of Truth’s inhospitable…

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Seminar: Buddhism and The West

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97212 us
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***Note: Different meetup location!******Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212*** 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 first essay from "Nothing" titled: "To Live in a Glass Box is a Revolutionary Virtue Par Excellence: Marxism, Buddhism, and the politics of non-alignment," by Marcus Boon. We'll focus…

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Portland Association of Deleuze Studies

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Slide Inn, 2348 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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Portland Association of Deleuze Studies, hosted by Ian Garlington, PhD Reading assignment: Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza, by Gilles Deleuze, Chapter 1 Free PDF of the text: https://monoskop.org/images/c/c8/Deleuze_Gilles_Expressionism_in_Philosophy_Spinoza.pdf Please email Ian for details or questions about the group:iang08@gmail.com Description:Come connect and laugh with the other people in your town who are curious about the liberating potentials in the writings of Gilles Deleuze. Presently we are planning on meeting weekly to read and discuss the writings of Deleuze. We will proceed at…

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Portland Association of Deleuze Studies

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97212 us
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***Note: Different meetup location!******Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212*** Portland Association of Deleuze Studies, hosted by Ian Garlington, PhD Reading assignment: Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza, by Gilles Deleuze, Chapter 1 Free PDF of the text: https://monoskop.org/images/c/c8/Deleuze_Gilles_Expressionism_in_Philosophy_Spinoza.pdf Please email Ian for details or questions about the group:iang08@gmail.com Description:Come connect and laugh with the other people in your town who are curious about the liberating potentials in the writings of Gilles Deleuze. Presently we are planning on…

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Readings in the History & Philosophy of Science

November 16 @ 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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For our next meeting on the 16th we'll be reading Newton's Queries at the end of Opticks. In the volume I've attached the Queries begin on page 339. These Queries represent Newton's view of problems to be solved. I. Bernard Cohen's preface in the volume speaks to the breadth of the view:"A glance at the analytical table of contents will show the range of subjects covered by Newton in the Opticks and especially in the Queries. For the latter not…

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Philosophers unite and … write!

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tea Chai Té, 616 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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This is a meetup for those who are interested in writing -- either philosophy, nonfiction, fiction, or whatever -- and would like to discuss or share their work and ideas with others. We will begin with introductions and an opportunity to share our work and progress so far. Then we will spend the rest of the the time working on our projects. You can work by yourself if you'd like or break into a smaller group to critique, brainstorm, or…

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A Page of Madness

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Roasting Coffee, 815 SE Oak St
Portland, OR 97214 us
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Initiating a new film series curated by Termite Cinema in conjunction with Portland Free Philosophy Lectures, we are proud to present the classic 1926 silent horror film directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa with a treatment written in collaboration with Nobel Prize winning author Yasunabi Kawabata. This surreal exploration of madness was filmed in an expressionistic manner reminiscent of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Showings in 1920s Japan would have included live narration by a storyteller or benshi (弁士) as well as…

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

November 19 @ 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 and Raven Conolly Reading assignment: "The Xenotext," by Christian Bök, in particular: - The Late Heavy Bombardment- Alpha Helix- as much of the rest of it as you can read Raven's recommended reading: https://medium.com/@AmSciMag/the-making-of-a-xenotext-c59fb121c474 "The Making of a Xenotext." 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,…

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What is Post-Structuralism?

November 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Goose Hollow Inn, 1927 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR 97201 us
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Assigned reading: Chapter 6 of The Order of Things by Michel Foucault. Structuralism is the methodology that seeks to understand human behavior and events through systems that arose in sociology, anthropology, and linguistics in the early twentieth century as a parallel to existentialism in Europe. Post-structuralism, by extension, can be considered the continuation or rejection of this movement. This seminar seeks to address the question of what post-structuralism is by reading a handful of authors who could be considered “structuralists”…

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Seminar: Buddhism and The West

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Slide Inn, 2348 SE Ankeny St
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 first essay from "Nothing" titled: "To Live in a Glass Box is a Revolutionary Virtue Par Excellence: Marxism, Buddhism, and the politics of non-alignment," by Marcus Boon. We'll finish the discussion of this essay this week, and prepare to move on to the…

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