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Welcome to the Phoenix Philosophy Meetup Group! Our purpose is to discover the depths and joys of Life through our philosophical discussions, and to expand our members' mental horizons in a fun, harmonious setting. We discuss thought-provoking and mentally-stimulating topics in order to learn from one another about how philosophy can enrich our lives in ways we may have never thought possible! Our activities include discussions on topics relevant to today's world, classical philosophical inquiries, how the ideas of great philosophers from the past can be useful in the here and now, and how to empower ourselves by developing our reasoning skills; as well as other social events (parties, movie nights, etc.) of interest to our members. We are a non-profit, all-inclusive group that welcomes everyone with open arms!

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Continue reading Heidegger's "Being and Time" together

Panera Bread at Norterra

This will be our third session on Being and Time. Session 3 will be pages[masked], division one sections IV and V, Being With, the They, Being In as such. This covers Heidegger's famous concept of "the They" (das Man), how human existence is always existence with and alongside others, addressing personality, social being, and our tendency to "fall" into the roles we receive from our social environment; that we experience others as what they do and then measure ourselves in comparison to our image of their being, so understood. We thus tend to avoid ourselves in our individuality in favor of a kind of grey average personality that we assume and act, that removes from us the burdens of decision and responsibility. "Everyone is the other, and no one is himself". New attendees are welcome. Heidegger plan Being and Time over 7 sessions. Then potentially volumes 3 and 4 of Heidegger’s Nietzsche over 6-8 additional sessions, if there is continued interest. Cadence is every 3 weeks if possible. Last session 36-42 weeks after first, about nine or ten months total. Being and Time use Harper Perennial Macquarrie and Robinson translation. Here is an Amazon link to the right edition - https://www.amazon.com/Being-Harper-Perennial-Modern-Thought/dp/0061575593 Session 1 May 2019 pages 21-90, sections introduction, division one sections I and II, Exposition of the Task and Being in the World as the basic state of Dasein. Pay special attention to section 9 pages 67-71 and sections 12-13 pages 78-90, which we will read aloud together. Even if you only skim everything else, read those 17 pages carefully and prepare questions about them. They are fundamental to the entire project. Session 2 will be pages[masked], division one section III, the Worldhood of the World. Session 3 pages[masked], division one sections IV and V, Being With, the They, Being In as such Session 4 pages[masked], division one section VI, Care as the Being of Dasein Session 5 pages[masked], division two sections I and II, Being towards death, the conscience Session 6 pages[masked], division two sections III and IV, Temporality and Care, Temporality and Everydayness Session 7 pages[masked], division two sections V and VI, Historicality and Within-Time-ness This gets us through the whole work over 7 sessions, allowing us to digest it about 70-80 pages at a time and to discuss everything that comes up along the way. In the first session there are just 17 pages to pay closest attention to, and we will read those aloud together in person to ensure everyone has a solid grounding in what the subject matter is here. We will discuss at our next session on ancient skepticism, any go through the proposed plan. Newcomers welcome as always.

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Continue reading Heidegger's "Being and Time" together

Panera Bread at Norterra

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