• Richard Rorty: Achieving Our Country

    The Maharaja

    After a long hiatus we are reviving our meeting. Will start with a meeting this Thursday in a hope to make them regular.

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  • Skype Meeting: John Rawls: A Theory of Justice II

    Needs a location

    We are having the second of our 3 planned meetings on Rawls: A Theory of Justice. The selected reading for this time is the second third of the book (chapters: 4, 5 and 6).

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  • Skype Meeting: John Rawls: A Theory of Justice

    We were able to find a suitable time for our first meeting on John Rawls: A Theory of Justice. Since many of us already started to read the book we will set the first third of the book (the first 3 chapters) as a discussion material for our first meeting. Our tentative plan is to cover the book in about 3 meetings, having meetings about 3 weeks apart. On bookzz: http://bookzz.org/book/638805/937c33 On amazon.com: Original edition: https://www.amazon.com/Theory-Justice-Original-Oxford-Paperbacks/dp/0674017722/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1488756509&sr=8-2&keywords=John+Rawls%3A+A+Theory+of+Justice Revised edition: https://www.amazon.com/Theory-Justice-John-Rawls/dp/0674000781/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488756509&sr=8-1&keywords=John+Rawls%3A+A+Theory+of+Justice

  • Boethius: Consolation of Philosophy

    Wagamama

    After a long time, we are having an in-person meeting again. I am looking forward to seeing you guys face-to-face. Boethius was a Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and philosopher of the early 6th century, "the last of the Romans". He lived at the onset of the "Dark Ages", helplessly watched the crumbling of his thousand year old culture. While waiting for his execution in prison, he wrote the Consolation of Philosophy. We didn't read any of his works when we covered the era, many years ago. Now we are both sad and happy for the occasion to fit him in at the end of this year. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/14328/14328-h/14328-h.htm

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  • Skype meeting to finish Marcuse's "Reason and Revolution"

    We're having a Skype meeting to finish Marcuse's Reason and Revolution, starting at chapter 8 to the end of the book. Links to Reason and Revolution: Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reason_and_Revolution Reason and Revolution, chapter VII: https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/marcuse/works/reason/ch01-7.htm Amazon has it in hardcover and Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Reason-Revolution-Hegel-Social-Theory/dp/157392718X There's also a free pdf online: http://book4you.org/book/946951/dccf9a

  • Skype meeting on Hegel's "Philosophy of History" and chapter 7 of Marcuse

    We're having Skype meeting on both Hegel's The Philosophy of History and chapter 7 of Marcuse's "Reason and Revolution," i.e., his chapter on Hegel's The Philosophy of History. Just to be clear, both the Hegel's book and Marcuse's chapter have the same title, but Marcuse's chapter is commentary on Hegel's book of the same name. As well, just to make matters potentially more confusing, Hegel has a much longer Lectures on the Philosophy of History. But the work we're reading is only about forty pages. This is link to a pdf of Hegel's The Philosophy of History: http://book4you.org/book/651005/31954f Links to Reason and Revolution: Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reason_and_Revolution Reason and Revolution, chapter VII: https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/marcuse/works/reason/ch01-7.htm Amazon has it in hardcover and Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Reason-Revolution-Hegel-Social-Theory/dp/157392718X There's also a free pdf online: http://book4you.org/book/946951/dccf9a

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  • Skype meeting on chapters 5, 6 & 7 of Marcuse's "Reason and Revolution"

    Skype meeting on chapters five through seven of Marcuse's Reason and Revolution. We're going to continue our rereading of Herbert Marcuse's Reason and Revolution up to page 250, i.e., the rest of the 1st Part. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reason_and_Revolution Amazon has it in hardcover and Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Reason-Revolution-Hegel-Social-Theory/dp/157392718X There's also a free pdf online: http://book4you.org/book/946951/dccf9a

  • Skype meeting on the first four chapters of Marcuse's "Reason and Revolution"

    We're going to go back and discuss the first four chapters of Herbert Marcuse's Reason and Revolution again, up to page 120, because John and Teddy couldn't make it last time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reason_and_Revolution Amazon has it in hardcover and Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Reason-Revolution-Hegel-Social-Theory/dp/157392718X There's also a free pdf online: http://book4you.org/book/946951/dccf9a

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  • Cambridge meet on the first four chapters of Marcuse's "Reason and Revolution"

    We're going to go back and discuss the first four chapters of Herbert Marcuse's Reason and Revolution again, up to page 120, because John and Teddy couldn't make it last time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reason_and_Revolution Amazon has it in hardcover and Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Reason-Revolution-Hegel-Social-Theory/dp/157392718X There's also a free pdf online: http://book4you.org/book/946951/dccf9a

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