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Featured MeetupToday we read Plotinus' Ennead, 1.3: On Dialectic In Ennead 1.2 we saw how "virtue" involves properly orienting oneself in the upper soul, toward the Intellectual realm (the Divine/Noetic Mind). The soul is now better prepared to engage in an intellective process called dialectic, which we will read about today. According to Plotinus... Learn more
Hosted by: Brian (Co-Organizer)
Featured MeetupThis meetup is hosted by Critical Theory Chicago. Details can be found here --> CTC We continue our discussion of Hannah Arendt - perhaps the most brilliant political philosopher (and there is no subject more worthy for philosophy) of the 20th century - with chapter 1 of "The Human Condition." “The modern world, in which we live today, was... Learn more
Hosted by: Alexis
Featured MeetupWe continue our exploration of Lacan's Seminar XI. This work is comprised of 20 classes and is divided into four main sections. This week we open part 2 and begin with the sixth class, and will preview the seventh, per below: THE UNCONSCIOUS AND REPETITION OF THE GAZE AS Objet petit a 6) The Split Between the Eye and the Gaze... Learn more
Featured MeetupIf you're looking for a new year's resolution, you're in luck. I hope to see many new and old faces as the Chicago Philosophy Meetup makes its 7th tour through the Critique of Pure Reason as well as Kant's other two critiques. The tentative schedule is to do the Critique in 18 weeks so that we have ample time for considering the text. This... Learn more
Hosted by: Erik C. (Organizer)
Featured MeetupFreud’s theory that the psyche is divided into Ego, Superego and Id is a central foundation of psychoanalysis. In this paper he describes the structure of the three parts and the two instincts that war within them: the love instinct and the death instinct. We’ll read the paper in advance and discuss it. It’s about 80 pages and is available as... Learn more
Hosted by: Etelka L.
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Kierkegaard: Prefaces and Writing Sampler (Week 1)
Nicolaus Notabene (AKA Soren Kierkegaard) published Prefaces within the same two week period as Concept of Anxiety, Three Upbuilding Discourses and Philosophical... Learn more
Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?
If justification, truth, and belief are met of a given claim, then is that knowledge? In his three-page essay, Gettier gives two counterexamples to JTB (justified true... Learn more
Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (Week 12)
If you're looking for a new year's resolution, you're in luck. I hope to see many new and old faces as the Chicago Philosophy Meetup makes its 7th tour through the ... Learn more
Queer & Feminist Theory - Foucault - The Other through Spaces and History
The spaces we live in have a profound effect on the ways in which we feel ourselves, our time, our history, our culture. If the spaces we live in affect our culture and... Learn more
Critical Theory Chicago: Early Marx - The Humanist Period
This meetup is hosted by Critical Theory Chicago. For the text and to find out more, click here For this meetup we will approach "Economic and Philosophical... Learn more
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