The reading for this week is Emmanuel Lévinas, "Is Ontology Fundamental?" Lévinas was a student of both Husserl and Heidegger and made important contributions to the study of ethics and ontology. You can find the reading on the Files section of this site (click More and then Files). Here is a direct link: http://files.meetup.com/119694/Levinas_IsOntologyFundamental.pdf. Randi Voss will lead the discussion.
This group typically reads a short article ahead of time and discusses it at the meeting. We approach philosophy as free human beings engaged in the world. The discussion format is free-form, and it is always quite lively. Links to the articles will be posted in advance of each meeting.