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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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Upcoming events (2)

Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics (Ch. 4, pt. 1)

Online event

For November, we will continue our five-month exploration of Martin Heidegger's Introduction to Metaphysics. This month, we'll read and discuss the first half of Chapter Four. Below is a link to the reading (along with the German-English glossary) and a link to the Zoom meeting, followed by a brief description of the work.

Introduction to Metaphysics, Chapter Four (pt.1): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qr8wJOCMkKjLBiB9AfZzUm0MOn4a2Wpv/view?usp=sharing

German-English Glossary: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WFljS1lVjdaHcxzAnnME_U-IK3vsut7n/view?usp=sharing

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81788488788
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"Heidegger's Introduction to Metaphysics is one of the most important works written by this towering figure in twentieth-century philosophy. It includes a powerful reinterpretation of Greek thought, a sweeping vision of Western history, and a glimpse of the reasons behind Heidegger's support of National Socialism in the 1930s. Heidegger tries to reawaken the 'question of Being' by challenging some of the most enduring prejudices embedded in Western philosophy and in our everyday practices and language. Furthermore, he relates this question to the insights of Greek tragedy into the human condition and to the political and cultural crises of modernity."

Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics (Ch. 4, pt. 2)

Online event

For our final meeting of 2021, we will conclude our five-month exploration of Martin Heidegger's Introduction to Metaphysics. This month, we'll read and discuss the second half of Chapter Four. Below is a link to the reading (along with the German-English glossary) and a link to the Zoom meeting, followed by a brief description of the work.

Introduction to Metaphysics, Chapter Four (pt.2): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c08Dx11LmX-mhSSj7C_AAC51VVjOB-zy/view?usp=sharing

German-English Glossary: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WFljS1lVjdaHcxzAnnME_U-IK3vsut7n/view?usp=sharing

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83997761906
(Meeting ID:[masked])

"Heidegger's Introduction to Metaphysics is one of the most important works written by this towering figure in twentieth-century philosophy. It includes a powerful reinterpretation of Greek thought, a sweeping vision of Western history, and a glimpse of the reasons behind Heidegger's support of National Socialism in the 1930s. Heidegger tries to reawaken the 'question of Being' by challenging some of the most enduring prejudices embedded in Western philosophy and in our everyday practices and language. Furthermore, he relates this question to the insights of Greek tragedy into the human condition and to the political and cultural crises of modernity."

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Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics (Ch. 3)

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