Next Meetup

Hegel's Discussions of Scepticism and the Unhappy Consciousness
On Nov. 18 we'll continue our discussions of Hegel's Phenomenology, focusing on the Freedom of Self-Consciousness chapter. The chapter includes discussions of the shapes of consciousness called, stoicism, scepticism, and the unhappy consciousness. For November we''' continue with the sections on scepticism and so forth. The relevant sections in the Miller translation are[masked]. You can find the Miller translation here, http://www.faculty.umb.edu/gary_zabel/Courses/Marxist_Philosophy/Hegel_and_Feuerbach_files/Hegel-Phenomenology-of-Spirit.pdf , or in many fine bookstores. We always welcome new participants. If you join us, please read through the reading before the meeting if possible. Our preferred approach is close reading -- a paragraph-by-paragraph attempt to work through the text together. We don't cover a lot of space each month, but we've found this suits us just fine. We are amateurs at this, so all that's required to participate is a genuine interest. Please join us for a discussion! If you have any questions, please contact Bill.

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What we're about

This group usually has two meeting each month, with different themes, in different locations. The original Philosophy Cafe meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month, 4-6 pm, at the Town & Country Barnes and Noble. The second meeting, the last Sunday of each month, 4-6 pm, meets in the Community Room at Central Market. Both groups discuss primary works of philosophy (works by the philosophers themselves). We are affiliated with Houston Great Books and try to follow "Shared Inquiry" discussion guidelines: please read or attempt to read the selection before the meeting so that our conversation can focus mainly on what the author we're reading is saying.

We are amateurs and encourage participation by anyone interested. Nonetheless, we have been doing this for a number of years, so you can expect some knowledge (though irregular) of philosophy and philosophical texts.

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