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June 2020

Wittgenstein: Philosophical Investigations (Live Reading)

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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Tuesdays with William James: a study of the text Pragmatism (1907) online

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

William James' Pragmatism (1907) consists of a series of lectures given to the equivalent of Meetup groups of his time. He presents a unique set of views about truth, knowledge, reality, religion, and philosophy. In this series of discussions we will read and discuss this fundamental text chapter by chapter. James can seem deceptively simple. His writing is not convoluted and obscure like the worst of the Continental philosophers, nor is it overly dry and technical like the worst of…

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Write to Publish

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a weekly workshop for anyone interested in writing with the intention of submitting their work for publication; flash (F/CNF), short stories, and/or creative nonfiction essay (lyric, personal, memoir, travel) are all welcome forms. While we can never guarantee our own publication, this workshop is about fostering the shared intention of being published. If you dream of being published in literary magazines, this workshop is for you! This group is less for folks needing motivation to finish a draft,…

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Speculative, Philosophical, and Experimental Writing Critique Group

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As the title suggests, we'll critique writing that is speculative (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, surrealism, slipstream, etc.), philosophical (idea-driven, writing with a message, etc.), and experimental (unusual language, visual/musical aspects, transgressive, etc.). All writing submitted for critique should fit at least one of these categories, and ideally, more than one. Of course, the written works and authors that inspire us may vary, and widely. Nonetheless, here's a list of some written works and authors that have inspired me, and which we…

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Speculative, Philosophical, and Experimental Writing Critique Group

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As the title suggests, we'll critique writing that is speculative (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, surrealism, slipstream, etc.), philosophical (idea-driven, writing with a message, etc.), and experimental (unusual language, visual/musical aspects, transgressive, etc.). All writing submitted for critique should fit at least one of these categories, and ideally, more than one. Of course, the written works and authors that inspire us may vary, and widely. Nonetheless, here's a list of some written works and authors that have inspired me, and which we…

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Poetry Critique

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The People's InkPoetry Critique Group is a weekly poetry workshop. We discuss the submitted work of two poets each meeting. We typically have between 8-12 participants each workshop. These are in depth discussions of 1-2 poems for each poet. We ask that if this will be your first attendance, please email us at peoplespoetry.hanna@gmail.com.This is so you can get a feel for how we run our meetings. Include in your email, your goals as a poet and how the critique…

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Writer’s Critique Group

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If this will be your first attendance, please contacts us at josueeh3@gmail.com to arrange your observation. Include information about yourself, your writing, your goals as a writer, and how the critique groups can best help you meet your goals. We'll respond with meeting information and details for your attendance. Our Tuesday critique groups are appropriate for writers of all intentions and backgrounds. We typically have between 40-50 participants in attendance each week, most of whom will not RSVP on meetup.com.…

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July 2020

SEXUAL PERSONAE – Chapter 6 – Spenser and Apollo: The Faerie Queene

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online seminar for Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia. Newcomers welcome!Reading assignment: Chapter 6 - Spenser and Apollo: The Faerie Queene Note any questions, passages or concepts you'd like to discuss ***** A provocative, fierce and divisive voice, Camille Paglia shatters the bullshit of contemporary and historical feminism to bushwhack a path forward for her daughters, the Amazonian Feminists. She will repel, inspire, intimidate, provoke and shock with her brilliant and outrageous magnum opus, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti…

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Daoism Demystified

July 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This week we will be reading Zhuangzi, chapters 3 and 4. Zoom room will be posted on the day of meeting, so be sure to check back. *** Daoism in the west (and perhaps too in the east) has always had this mysterious and mystical reputation. And when a person open the first page of the Tao Te Ching (or Dao De Jing, for a more accurate pronunciation) and sees something like this: "These two emerge together but differ in…

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Portland Association of Deleuze Studies: Difference and Repetition

July 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Portland Association of Deleuze Studies, hosted by Ian Garlington, PhD Reading assignment: Difference and Repetition, by Gilles Deleuze, pgs 103 - 116, after the quotation. Please email Ian for details or questions about the group, or if you have trouble procuring a copy of the text: zen.sloth.collins@gmail.com The Zoom information for this meeting will be posted shortly before we begin. Group Description:Connect and laugh with other people who are curious about the liberating potential found in the writings of Gilles…

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