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."

Link to his home page with transcripts and lectures:

http://rickroderick.org/

The meeting will open with discussion of the video lecture of the previous meeting, then move to the viewing of the next video lecture, discussion of same 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.

Tonight (Aug. 5th) we will watch "Sartre and the Roads to Freedom".

Suggested minimum reading

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Sartre

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/sartre/

See you then....

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Dad had heart attack

    August 5, 2013

    • Heide

      no need to apologize unless you meant for it to be a private matter...hope to see you at the next meeting if at all possible. Philosophy is a great way to sort through all kinds of stuff ..even personal. take care.

      August 6, 2013

    • Leonard H.

      I wish you all the best, Ryan.

      August 6, 2013

  • Leonard H.

    I posted a link to a documentary on Sartre that I think everyone will want to view before our next meeting. Go to: Discussions---> Message Board----> Contemporary Philosophy - Self Under Siege----> Everything you need to know about Sartre.

    July 26, 2013

    • Heide

      read it and saw youtube videos thanks Leonard..yeah a lot was left out of the lecture for sure...

      August 6, 2013

  • Adam

    A little behind as usual but I shall be there

    July 25, 2013

  • TERRY E.

    Atheism and the Law...Linda, here is a link regarding court decisions including some discussion from one of our fellow Austin Groups..

    http://www.atheist-community.or...­

    1 · July 23, 2013

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