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This group is for anyone interested in exploring literature, philosophy, and cinema through occasional film viewings and monthly group discussions that will be centered around classic and contemporary works of (primarily) Western Philosophy, Fiction, and Cinema. We will not only look at the traditional cast of existential characters (Sartre, de Beauvoir, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Camus, Kafka), but will also be very open to other work within the European philosophical tradition that is derivative of, influential to, or critical towards "existential" philosophy. Special consideration will also be given to works within the "phenomenological" tradition. Join us in this exciting intellectual endeavor! Get ready for fun, riveting, and thoughtful discussions about society, values, faith, spirituality, truth, experience, subjectivity, and existence (of course)...meetings on the third Sunday of every month.

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Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (selections)

Invisible Gallery Houston

For our first meeting of 2019, we will continue to discuss selections from one of Nietzsche's most well-known works: Beyond Good and Evil. This month we will cover essays six and seven: "We Scholars" and "Our Virtues". Reader beware: essay seven includes some of N's most offensive comments on women. Below is a link to this month's reading followed by a brief description of the work and more info about the venue/meetup: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oVkY5ACPanHt5SXcHa9MdjjNnmbqacvN/view?usp=sharing "Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future, first published in 1886, draws on and expands the ideas of Nietzsche's previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but with a more critical and polemical approach. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favour of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual." • What to bring Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own food or BYOB. • Important to know We are located in the heart of the East End District at the corner of Wayside Drive and Avenue P (approximately 3 miles south of I-10 or 2.5 miles north of 45). Please do NOT park in the spaces in front of the studio. There is usually plenty of parking space along Avenue P.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (selections)

Invisible Gallery Houston

For our February, we will conclude our exploration of one of Nietzsche's most well-known works: Beyond Good and Evil. This month we will cover essays eight and nine: "Peoples and Fatherlands" and "What is Nobel?" Below is a link to this month's reading followed by a brief description of the work and more info about the venue/meetup: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RKaj4o8UoUkeZB1ZA7UI8sWY1LWmDFlJ/view?usp=sharing "Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future, first published in 1886, draws on and expands the ideas of Nietzsche's previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but with a more critical and polemical approach. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favour of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual." • What to bring Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own food or BYOB. • Important to know We are located in the heart of the East End District at the corner of Wayside Drive and Avenue P (approximately 3 miles south of I-10 or 2.5 miles north of 45). Please do NOT park in the spaces in front of the studio. There is usually plenty of parking space along Avenue P.

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