This is a group for anyone interested in reading and engaging with historical and contemporary work in philosophy. The goal is to make academic philosophy accessible to the public, and and in support of that there is a professional academic philosopher at every meeting to help guide the group (as much or as little is needed) in its reading and discussions.
This meeting will see us reading Chapters 11 through 13 of Bernard Suits' "The Grashopper: Games, Life, and Utopia". The matter of make-believe—and games thereof (possibly)—continues to be the focus in 11 and 12, considered, respectively, through the tale of the aptly named Bartholomew Drag and then in the development of the concept of "open games". Shifting gears in 13, it is argued that game status is independent of player motivation (which should throw an interesting wrench in how we have tended to talk about games).
Since we're reading a full book, I will not be posting pdfs of the readings.
If there are any particular readings or general topics of interest that you would like to read about, please send the organizer a note.
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