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Philosophical Writing Workshop - The Role of the Author from Plato to Derrida
The philosopher must go to school with the artist, and the artist must go to school with the philosopher. In this ongoing monthly workshop, we will proceed with a shared inquiry into philosophical texts from Plato to Derrida to help us understand the role of the author and literature in combination with freewriting and support for the creative, critical and reflexive writing of the participants. Our writers will be encouraged to proceed from their existential problem and to explore and project their fears, strong desire or code and current personal or public dilemma into the work at hand. The workshop will use short lecture, readings, freewriting exercises and opportunities for constructive criticism of work, finished or in progress. At all times we will utilize both the imagination and philosophy as our guide and support. This workshop is free and will meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Agenda: 7:30 P.M. Doors open for pre-workshop social interaction. 8:00 P.M. Ten to 15 min lecture begins. 8:15 P.M. Brief discussion 8:30 P.M. Freewriting 9:00 P.M. Presentation and feedback. 9:30 P.M. Meeting officially ends, and we pause for saying goodbye to those who must go as we all have lives. 10:00 P.M. After-Meeting continues until it ends naturally. Wine, soda, and pizza will be provided.

Center for Philosophical Inquiry and Practice

839 N. Parkman Ave 201. · Los Angeles, CA

What we're about

This group is for anyone interested in philosophy. We offer four monthly shared inquiry groups On the first Tuesday of each month will engage in shared philosophical practice engaging with a fragment from the work of a seminal philosopher. On the second Tuesday we engaging in philosophical inquiry with a recognized masterpiece, seminal work, or philosopher from the Axial Age to the present. We will also explore contemporary continental philosophy, critical theory, integral theory, cultural studies and analytical philosophy. On the third Tuesday of each month, we offer philosophical extensions into political philosophy where we are surveying theorist from Plato to Habermas. On the fourth Tuesday of each month, we offer a philosophical creativity through a writing workshop in which participants pursue creative, critical or reflexive writing while situated in a philosophical inquiry on the role of the author from Plato to the post-modern and contemporary. Food and beverage are offed. All events are free. The only prerequisite for participation is an inquiring mind, and a willingness to respect the opinion and knowledge of others, in open dialogue.

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