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Book Discussion - regular meetings

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  • Big Boss Brewing Company

    1249 Wicker Street, Raleigh, NC (map)

    35.810417 -78.617920

  • What would people think about picking a book and scheduling regular meetings to discuss? If there are people who are interested let me know, along with some things you might like to read, and we can set it up. I would be inclined toward Buber, Levinas, Bordieu, Heidegger, Kripke, Riccour, W. James. Maybe every other week on a Thursday night? I am open to ideas (of course - this is the philosophy meet up)

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  • Scott E

    Hi, I just finished my MA and just moved to the area, and I live pretty close to Big Boss. I'd LOVE to do this. Of the list you suggested I'd be open to James and Kripke (Language is my primary area but I've never read all of N&N). I've also been wanting to do Quine's Word & Object, Timothy Willamson's Vagueness, and Lewis' On the Plurality of Worlds. Please let me know if anyone's interested!

    November 12, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to participate as soon as I complete my philosophy MA... in May.

    February 16, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    It will be a great idea. If we have books that we can share that will be good too. I have a few that I have given away .

    February 16, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    W. James. Yes!

    September 8, 2014

  • Eva G.

    I enjoy great discussions, but not every two weeks.
    I belong to two other book clubs.

    March 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did this die? It sounds fun! Let's do it!

    March 18, 2014

  • Eva G.

    I like Timothy Travis' suggestions. He has done this before and I would prefer a variety of readings, such as short stories or articles. Once a month is perfect for me.

    December 29, 2013

  • Timothy T.

    For an organized book discussion group, I suggest the Great Books program.

    Without structure, a book group can become a coffee klatch with baby pictures being passed around. Each discussion has a leader whose job it is to keep the discussion on topic and the conversation polite, making sure no one dominates and everyone gets to speak. The leader facilitates but does not participate in the discussion.

    I first started attending GB in Berkeley, CA and later started a group in Fredericksburg, VA that was active for over 10 years. We met once a month, -third Thursdays. Though the readings can be dense, they are not overly long. With GB you read a story or a selection from a longer work. The longest we ever read was a play by Shakespeare and that was usually divided into two meetings.

    November 16, 2013

  • Alan B.

    Sounds good. I am interested.

    August 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd be very interested. Weekly sounds a bit too frequent, though. I don' see myself able to read through a thoughtful book more than once a month. Additionally, geographic concerns coupled with fuel costs would restrict my attendance to once a month, as well.

    January 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to do this but couldn't commit to bi-weekly. Monthly I could manage considering my regime of naps, etc. Cheers!


    January 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds great (though being in Chapel Hill, I probably wouldn't be able to make it that often). Other ideas: Plato, Hume, Quine, Bergson, Deleuze...

    January 5, 2012

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  • Mike

    Hello. I don't like writing bios but I do like thinking and taking about philosophy.

  • Roberto

    Hello I'm Roberto and I love discussing challenging new and abstract notions.

  • Onjn

    I joined to get all philosophical with people without it being against their will.

  • Vadim K.

    Zdorovenki buli!

  • Sean

    Looking forward to some great discussions.

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