Nagel, "The View from Nowhere"

  • Mar 13, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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Please read the following carefully before RSVP-ing:

Come out and join our reading and discussion of the introduction of Nagel’s “The View from Nowhere”.


Attendance is limited to seven persons. This is a function of the limits of the space available, and a desire to nurture effective discussion. Please remember to change your RSVP status if you are unable to attend (things happen, right?)


The Nagel book is available for download at a local library or for purchase at amazon.


After spending some time introducing ourselves, we will go around and open ask for general comments on the reading; then starting with the first section, we will ask which sections (or paragraphs they found interesting/challenging/discreditable…) and read/discuss those portions; finally we will go around once more and ask for closing comments.

A Poem for You

  He halted in the wind, and -- what was that 
Far in the maples, pale, but not a ghost?
He stood there bringing March against his thought,
And yet too ready to believe the most.

"Oh, that's the Paradise-in-bloom," I said;
And truly it was fair enough for flowers
had we but in us to assume in march
Such white luxuriance of May for ours.

We stood a moment so in a strange world,
Myself as one his own pretense deceives;
And then I said the truth (and we moved on).
A young beech clinging to its last year's leaves.

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  • Elise K.

    Jose, Thank you for your great facilitation, and to everyone for thoughtful questions/crits. Will read more carefully for next week. Jose, did you write that poem?

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We snagged a table by the piano. See y'all soon.

    March 13, 2013

  • Berto

    What's the reading for tomorrow?

    March 12, 2013

    • Berto

      Cool, thanks. Looks like the RSVP is closed now. Is there room for one more still?

      March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member


      March 13, 2013

  • Randall

    Schedule conflict.

    March 10, 2013

  • sui san m.

    Hi Jose! How many pages/chapters will you cover in this first session and will these sessions now be weekly? If so, for how many weeks? I have a scheduling conflict for Wednesdays. My preparation for our meeting yesterday and the discussion itself has already born fruit! Thank you for sharing of your time, knowledge - and enthusiasm.

    March 7, 2013

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