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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 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/opinion/27sun3.html?_r=1&oref=slogin) 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: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/pol116/grand.htm) and Sartre's related lecture Existentialism is a Humanism: http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/sartre/works/exist/sartre.htm.

For further reading, why not check out Erich Fromm's Fear of Freedom (published in the US as Escape from freedom, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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).

Enjoy reading!

Ariella

Learn more here:
http://philosophy.meetup.com/179/calendar/8479955/

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