Continental Philosophy: Structuring Phenomena

  • June 13, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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For those of you in the semi-know, do you ever wonder what was it all about concerning structuralism and phenomenology and some such others, such that the philosophical rage these days (in certain circles) are post-structuralism, deconstructionism, criticalism, postmodernism? I am with you in this category of the semi-know.

Let's take a historical glance back at Continental movements in philosophy, the dominant philosophical movements in Europe (minus Great Britain), which started in the 19th century, that yield us structuralism and phenomenology in the early 20th century. Then let's find out why these philosophical movements have since morphed into what we see today.


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  • Mark G.

    Good discussion. Put a lot of things in perspective. I have a greater understanding of Kant's philosophy and how it influenced many philosophers, who came after him. I look to the follow-up meetup on Post Modernism in July.

    June 14, 2013

  • Tom O.

    I enjoyed hearing the multiple angles to the history of philosophy. We traced the influential strand of Continental philosophy back to its origin. Two words link this movement to the past: "construction" and "theater." Two phrases tie it to the early 20th century: "social construction" and "nonreferential experience." The word to come that identifies poststructuralism, deconstructionism, criticalism, postmodernism, is "Projection."

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work interferes again, drats!

    June 13, 2013

  • Tom O.

    At this evening's meeting, we will hand out physical copies of the reading materials for the July meeting on postmodernism.

    June 13, 2013

  • Martin L.

    Terribly sorry, I have another appointment on that day made quite a way back. Hope to make next one though not being able to drive ( medication) is a severe problem. Myself and a next door neighbor used to spend hours hours poring over philosophy at age 14 and I have been a junkie since then. So here's hoping I can make it somehow. Best Wishes

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Denise

    How does this work. I just joined. Is there an article to read?

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Phil C

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

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • Martin L.

    Philosophy is purely a self interested hobby that I love dabbeling in, I will only follow in this meetup hopefully with relevant comment

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • Tom O.

    Fabienne sent me a private note earlier this week telling me she won't be able to host this meeting in May due to some recent travel plans. Since this meeting has been delayed for quite too long, I will schedule it in May still, but without the pretty doctor in the house. For those of you who expressly wanted Fab's expert contribution, please update your RSVP if necessary.

    1 · May 3, 2013

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