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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 fourth Tuesday of each month, we offer a philosophical creativity through a writing workshop in which participants pursue creative, critical and 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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Philosophical Writing Workshop - The Role of the Author from Plato to Derrida

Center for Philosophical Inquiry and Practice

Philosophical Inquiry into Philosopher Maria Zambrano 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: Inquiry into 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. Philosophical Inquiry into Philosopher Maria Zambrano 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. Required: Please start here and contemplate these excerpts from her work "Thought and Poetry" adapted by Ran Lahav at this link ... https://docs.google.com/document/d/12Ft0mlz_Ob6F1iAvwVrQNkNOEliad0x5_IL-dXqaR9c/edit Suggested but not required: Dive into the essay as a whole from this link ... http://webshells.com/spantrans/Zambrano.htm?fbclid=IwAR3ASarBR4LANr-2Mw9HqxTglO2fW9D2hq4761DqFPrfi9uaoKJFlNesIs8 Wine, soda, and pizza will be provided.

Philosophical Writing Workshop - The Role of the Author from Plato to Derrida

Center for Philosophical Inquiry and Practice

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.

Philosophical Writing Workshop - The Role of the Author from Plato to Derrida

Center for Philosophical Inquiry and Practice

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.

Philosophical Writing Workshop - The Role of the Author from Plato to Derrida

Center for Philosophical Inquiry and Practice

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.

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