Nagel, "The View from Nowhere"

  • April 24, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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N.B.: We are moving to BREAD & BUTTER (421 Park Ave South, Upstairs) for our meetings.

JM

Please read the following carefully before RSVP-ing:

Come out and join our reading and discussion of [updated] Chapter 6 (Thought and Reality) of Nagel’s “The View from Nowhere”. This section covers Realism, Idealism, Kant, Strawson & Wittgenstein (pages[masked]).

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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 a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

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  • José

    I fumbled. John also mentioned it. We are on for six.

    April 18, 2013

  • Randall

    We've reached Chapter 6 now, yes? (It says 5 in the event summary, as of this writing.)

    1 · April 18, 2013

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