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New Meetup: The Curse of Freedom

From: user 3.
Sent on: Monday, August 4, 2008 11:15 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Berkeley Philosophy Meetup Group!

What: The Curse of Freedom

When: August 19,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Meetup Description: Following our timely discussion on the pursuit of happiness (you might be interested in checking out this opinion piece in last Sunday's NY Times we will be meeting next month to discuss The Curse of Freedom. As proposed by Ormond, the reading is Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor (available online: and Sartre's related lecture Existentialism is a Humanism:

For further reading, why not check out Erich Fromm's Fear of Freedom (published in the US as Escape from freedom,

"Pure passivity preceding freedom is responsibility. But the responsibility that owes nothing to my freedom is my responsibility for the freedom of others." (Emmanuel Levinas, Humanism and An-Archy, 1968).

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