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Nagel, "The View from Nowhere"

  • Mar 20, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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Come out and join our reading and discussion of Chapter 2 (Mind) of Nagel’s “The View from Nowhere”.

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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?)

Text

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

Format

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

When I go up through the mowing field,
The headless aftermath,
Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew,
Half closes the garden path.

And when I come to the garden ground,
The whir of sober birds
Up from the tangle of withered weeds
Is sadder than any words

A tree beside the wall stands bare,
But a leaf that lingered brown,
Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought,
Comes softly rattling down.

I end not far from my going forth
By picking the faded blue
Of the last remaining aster flower
To carry again to you

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  • Randall

    Things learned today: that the world is both mine, ours, physical and centerless can be reconciled; that objectivity should be in quotes; and (most annoyingly) that José doesn't write all of the poems posted here. (Completely false and misleading, that. I'm questioning Reality itself now.)

    March 20, 2013

  • Vlad O.

    sorry, can't make it today! next time will

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello All:

    I will be at the site by[masked], unlike by usual 6-6.15. If you get their first, please grab a table for us. Thanks!

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    HI, I won't be able to make it.

    March 19, 2013

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