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The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir (Volume II, Chapter 1, Childhood (2 of 3))

Hi Friends,

This is an online meetup to read and discuss The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir.

Blurb:
The Second Sex is a 1949 book by the French existentialist Simone de Beauvoir, in which the author discusses the treatment of women throughout history. Beauvoir researched and wrote the book in about 14 months between 1946 and 1949. She published it in two volumes, Facts and Myths and Lived Experience. Some chapters first appeared in Les Temps modernes. One of Beauvoir's best-known books, The Second Sex is often regarded as a major work of feminist philosophy and the starting point of second-wave feminism.

There are two ways for you to participate in this meetup:
1. Audience Member - You did not do the reading this week? You just want to watch us talk about things? Then simply just join by pressing the link like normal. Your video and voice will be turned off and you can watch the Panelists.

2. Panelist - If you have done this week's reading and are prepared to join and discuss, then please join via the same link. Once joined raise your hand in Zoom and I will promote you to be a panelist with me. As a panelist you'll be on voice and video and the audience can see you.

None of these are recorded it's just a private reading group.

I will be using the Borde and Malovany-Chevallier edition. You may find this edition online, for example here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/030727778X

It can be found online in many places for free but I don't vouch for the validity or security of these free texts, for example:
https://usa1lib.org/book/2192278/cf652d

This reading will be Volume 2, Lived Experience, Introduction and Volume 2, Lived Experience, Part One, Formative Years, Chapter 1 Childhood.

I propose we divide this into 3 weeks as indicated by 1 of 3, 2 of 3 or 3 of 3, in the title.

This week is week 2 of 3.

In my version and translation of the text the readings by week would be:

Week 1 of 3 - pg. 275 to 300, starting with the Introduction, "Women of today are overthrowing the myth of femininity; they are beginning to affirm their independence concretely" and ending on pg. 300 at "In spite of these compensations, she does not accept her assigned destiny without regret; growing up, she envies boys their virility.".

Week 2 of 3 - pg. 300 to 321, starting from last week, continue to pg. 321 and stop when you reach "This disgust is expressed in many young girls by the desire to lose weight: they do not want to eat anymore; if they are forced, they vomit; they watch their weight incessantly."

Week 3 of 3 - pg. 321 to 340, starting from last week, continue to pg. 340 and the end of Volume II, Chapter 1.

If you get stuck as to what to read, please send me a message I'd be happy to help.

We follow a mindful conversation approach, details on this along with a general FAQ on how we run the meetup can be found below:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wioV8wS7596AuOwnmCARRlQ7I7LBWdRWwuJ3FKFHEes/edit?usp=sharing

For questions please send me a message or post to meetup.

Best Regards,
Ryan

The Precession of Simulacra - Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard (1/2)

Olympic Tower public atrium

Hi Friends,

This is a meetup for those who wish to read, then meet to discuss, "The Precession of Simulacra" which is the first chapter of Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard.

You may find the reading here:
https://www.e-reading.life/bookreader.php/144970/jean-baudrillard-simulacra-and-simulation.pdf

The chapter is broken down into sections which we will break into reading for 2 weeks, this week is week 1:

(page numbers referenced are from the PDF linked above)

Read before attending Week 1 pages 3-15:

Pg. 3 - 4 - (Intro to chapter)
Pg. 4 - 6 - The Divine irreference of images
Pg. 7 - 10 - Ramses, or the rosy-colored resurrection
Pg. 10 - 11 - The hyperreal and the imaginary
Pg. 11 - 12 - Political incantation
Pg. 12 - 15 - Mobius-spiraling negativity

Read before attending Week 2 pages 15-28:

Pg. 15 - 20 - The strategy of the real
Pg. 20 - 23 - The end of the panopticon
Pg. 23 - 28 - The orbital and the Nuclear

From Wikipedia:
Simulacra and Simulation is a 1981 philosophical treatise by the sociologist Jean Baudrillard, in which the author seeks to examine the relationships between reality, symbols, and society, in particular the significations and symbolism of culture and media involved in constructing an understanding of shared existence.

As a reminder, this group is for people who have actually done the reading. If you didn’t put the time in, please skip this week.

We follow a mindful conversation approach—details on this along with a general FAQ can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wioV8wS7596AuOwnmCARRlQ7I7LBWdRWwuJ3FKFHEes/edit?usp=sharing

For questions, please send us a message or post to Meetup.

Regards,
Miles

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir (Volume II, Chapter 1, Childhood (3 of 3))

Hi Friends,

This is an online meetup to read and discuss The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir.

Blurb:
The Second Sex is a 1949 book by the French existentialist Simone de Beauvoir, in which the author discusses the treatment of women throughout history. Beauvoir researched and wrote the book in about 14 months between 1946 and 1949. She published it in two volumes, Facts and Myths and Lived Experience. Some chapters first appeared in Les Temps modernes. One of Beauvoir's best-known books, The Second Sex is often regarded as a major work of feminist philosophy and the starting point of second-wave feminism.

There are two ways for you to participate in this meetup:
1. Audience Member - You did not do the reading this week? You just want to watch us talk about things? Then simply just join by pressing the link like normal. Your video and voice will be turned off and you can watch the Panelists.

2. Panelist - If you have done this week's reading and are prepared to join and discuss, then please join via the same link. Once joined raise your hand in Zoom and I will promote you to be a panelist with me. As a panelist you'll be on voice and video and the audience can see you.

None of these are recorded it's just a private reading group.

I will be using the Borde and Malovany-Chevallier edition. You may find this edition online, for example here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/030727778X

It can be found online in many places for free but I don't vouch for the validity or security of these free texts, for example:
https://usa1lib.org/book/2192278/cf652d

This reading will be Volume 2, Lived Experience, Introduction and Volume 2, Lived Experience, Part One, Formative Years, Chapter 1 Childhood.

I propose we divide this into 3 weeks as indicated by 1 of 3, 2 of 3 or 3 of 3, in the title.

This week is week 3 of 3.

In my version and translation of the text the readings by week would be:

Week 1 of 3 - pg. 275 to 300, starting with the Introduction, "Women of today are overthrowing the myth of femininity; they are beginning to affirm their independence concretely" and ending on pg. 300 at "In spite of these compensations, she does not accept her assigned destiny without regret; growing up, she envies boys their virility.".

Week 2 of 3 - pg. 300 to 321, starting from last week, continue to pg. 321 and stop when you reach "This disgust is expressed in many young girls by the desire to lose weight: they do not want to eat anymore; if they are forced, they vomit; they watch their weight incessantly."

Week 3 of 3 - pg. 321 to 340, starting from last week, continue to pg. 340 and the end of Volume II, Chapter 1.

If you get stuck as to what to read, please send me a message I'd be happy to help.

We follow a mindful conversation approach, details on this along with a general FAQ on how we run the meetup can be found below:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wioV8wS7596AuOwnmCARRlQ7I7LBWdRWwuJ3FKFHEes/edit?usp=sharing

For questions please send me a message or post to meetup.

Best Regards,
Ryan

The Will to Power by Friedrich Nietzsche - Book One, Part 1 - Nihilism

Olympic Tower public atrium

Hi Friends,

This is a meetup for those who wish to read, then meet to discuss, The Will to Power by Friedrich Nietzsche.

I plan to host this bi-weekly, on every other Saturday, from 10:30am to 12:30pm, until we finish the book.

Please read the assigned reading before attending and come ready to discuss it and contribute actively. If you haven't read please don't come, not being mean, just we are serious about reading.

For this week please read:
Book One - European Nihilism
Part I. - Nihilism

Numbered as remarks 36 to 56. Which in my version of the text is pages 23 to 39.

Please read all the remarks. Please pick at least 2-3 favorite remarks and be prepared to address the group on these.

As a reminder this group is for people who have read the text this week. This is not a live reading club, we read in advance of attending. If you didn’t read in advance, please skip this week. Do the reading and come next time instead.

If you show up and haven't read and say you are here to watch, I'll ask you to leave. No offense, this is a reading club. Read, or leave the club.

Here is the version of the text I own and that I will be running the readings from:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0394704371/

It can be found online in many places for free but I don't vouch for the validity or security of these free texts, for example:
https://u1lib.org/book/768335/1abab6

I strongly recommend you purchasing the physical book. It's the price of a cheap lunch and will make the event so much more fun. You'll be able to refer to it more easily, you can take notes in it and probably will soak it in more compared to reading a PDF. We'll be doing this for several months together, so again I strongly recommend you buy the physical book.

I plan to attend all of these sessions either as host or co-host. I may share hosting duties with Maddy from Coffee Shop Philosophy. You also may be joined by attendees from her group too, see here:
https://www.meetup.com/cofee-shop-philosophy/

We follow a mindful conversation approach, details on this along with a general FAQ on how we run the meetup can be found below:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wioV8wS7596AuOwnmCARRlQ7I7LBWdRWwuJ3FKFHEes/edit?usp=sharing

For questions please send us a message or post to meetup.

Best Regards,
Ryan

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