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Contemporary Philosophy - Self Under Siege

 

This APDG Meetup group will focus on contemporary philosophers as defined by  Professor Rick Roderick in his Teaching Company course, "The Self Under Siege:Philosophy in the 20th Century".  Professor Roderick will discuss the insights offered by such names as Heidegger, Sartre, Marcuse, Habermas, Foucalt, Derrida, Baudrillard. He suggests our current situation with the following quote, "The complex systems under which we live (economic, technological, global) have put the self "under siege", overloaded with information and images that offer no meaning for us.  We have difficulty making any sense out of our lives."

The meeting will open with discussion of the video lecture of the previous meeting, then move to the viewing of the next video lecture and then adjourn. IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED THAT ATTENDEES READ THE RECOMMENDED READING MATERIAL AND/OR THE POSTINGS BY MEMBERS ON THE DISCUSSION BOARD. WE WILL MEET EVERY OTHER MONDAY GIVING MEMBERS TIME TO CONSIDER THE LECTURE AND RESEARCH THE PHILOSOPHER DISCUSSED BY PROFESSOR RODERICK. SUGGEST CHECKING DISSCUSION POSTINGS COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE MEETING FOR ANY INSIGHTS, RECOMMENDED READING. 

Suggested reading for 8 July 2013..

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modernity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodernity

See you in July

 

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  • Bill M.

    I would have liked more time to discuss after the video. Otherwise, very good!

    July 9, 2013

  • Leonard H.

    Rather than post your comments here, you'll have more space (more characters allowed) if you'll post on the message board for the group. Here's how: Put your cursor over "Discussions" at the top of this page.....you'll get a drop-down menu.....click on "Message Board".....then scroll down to our group: "Contemporary Philosophy - Self Under Siege".....then click on "Start a new discussion" if you want to start a new topic, or select one of the existing topics to respond to. Also, if you click on "Track this forum," you'll get an email notification whenever someone posts on this message board.

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In response kim's post on masters of suspicion was said better by ken wilber in integral spirituality. this guy gets the problem, but not the solution.Some parts of me are stuck in modernity, some parts are post-modernist, and recently I am moving to a more integral, all quadrants all levels ken wilber view of things. there are a 100 correct views. and a 1000 wrong ones. I am not "a self" I am a 100 selves. but there are false selves. it completely depends on what context you ask me about myself.

    my genetic self? my sociological self? "the observer" within me that I can never observe but only observe with? The "Small self" of buddhism? My conscious self? or do we include my unconscious?

    from a philosophical perspective, I would say that I have no proof of the self, but I do have experience of the self. and for me, self is not "being" but "process" and "Event" because I am into process thought.

    July 8, 2013

  • Kim

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA34681B9BE88F5AA The videos for this course are available here.

    July 8, 2013

  • Leonard H.

    The video interview (33 minutes long) shows the personal side of Dr. Roderick, especially his philosophical views. I suspect that it provides insight into what the lectures will be like. Rather than watching it at the meeting, Monday, I'd recommend that everyone watch it before coming to the meeting. Heres the link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKfWWmK5hvA
    Naturally, the links you gave to the articles on modernism and postmodernism should be the primary assignment for Monday.

    July 3, 2013

  • TERRY E.

    For Leonard...you indicated that the Roderick interview might be a good intro for our speaker. Would you like to see that presented?

    July 3, 2013

  • Leonard H.

    So, Terry Ellis, on Monday we're going to discuss the two links that you gave us, and then watch the first Roderick lecture?

    July 2, 2013

  • Adam

    Hey everyone,

    Hope you all have been doing well!

    Terry, I can't help but wonder if a little bird put the idea of doing this series in your ear after it heard me yapping about how great I think Roderick is. Hmmmm..... Either way, just glad to see this is coming up!

    Roderick was quite an inspiring philosopher in my opinion and this is a great series! His introductions to the postmoderns such as Baudrillard are excellent and very insightful. For anyone that has dug into the texts, I am sure there is a consensus on their difficulty and anyone who can make it lucid and understandable is a formidable intellect, indeed! So bravo to Roderick and bravo to Terry for getting this going!

    My current work and school schedule won't allow me to make it every week but I should be able to drop by maybe every other week. Really look forward to seeing you all there and digging into the material! Onward into postmodernity!

    (PS - very helpful to know some Marx for this stuff!)

    June 22, 2013

  • TERRY E.

    Added "video", thanks Bill

    June 21, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Are you going to show videos? Or just discuss readings that the professor recommends?

    June 21, 2013

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