Plan for the coming years...

From: Andras
Sent on: Sunday, May 13, 2012 2:43 PM

Dear Members,

Our currently active members have been working hard in the last couple of months to draw up a reading plan. We felt that after 7 years and some 180 meetings of addressing works of philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to the philosophy of the late 19th century we would like to "complete" our readings by addressing texts from the late 19th century up to today. I think we all suspected throughout the years that the closer we get to our days the more difficult the selection process is going to be and that the higher number of pages need to be squeezed in into any given time period. Very soon after the beginning of this planning process we had to realize that reading philosophical works up to the late 19th century means about "half-time".

Thanks to the hard work of few knowledgeable members the rest of us got a great plan. You can find it in pdf format in our More->Files tab, the file is called BPMU_ReadingPlan (BPMU stands for Boston Philosophy Meetup). This is about a 7-8 year long (~180 meetings) plan, we intend to use it as a guide when we close a period, move to the next and devise a new NearFuturePlan (the current NearFuturePlan is also on that Files web page).


Most importantly please promote this plan to people whom you think may be interested in joining to our group or attending some of our meetings that are in their interest or want to have fun while discussing philosophy over a dinner or would like to tell us laity about their academic interest. We are also considering to align our planning with the academic year to better enable student and expert participation.


Thank you very much for all your contributions and participation, I am very much looking forward to the coming years,




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