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Past Meetings

  • November 3, 2015

    The group discussed John Zammito, "Koselleck's Philosophy of Historical Time(s) and the Practice of History," History and Theory 43 (2004): 124-35; Johannes Fabian, Preface and Ch. 2, Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes its Object (Columbia, 1983); and David Carr, Chapter 1, "The temporal structure of experience and action," Time, Narrative, and History (Indiana University Press, 1991)

  • October 6, 2015

    The group discussed Dipesh Chakrabarty, "The Climate of History: Four Theses," Critical Inquiry 35, no. 2 (2009): 197-222, and Reinhard Koselleck, "Chapter 6: Time and History," from The Practice of Conceptual History: Timing History, Spacing Concepts (Stanford University Press, 2002).

  • May 5, 2015

    The group discussed Peter Sloterdijk, The Art of Philosophy (Columbia University Press, 2012).

  • April 7, 2015

    The group discussed Peter Sloterdijk's You Must Change Your Life, pp. 190-242, 298-379, and 404-452.

  • March 3, 2015
    The group discussed selections from You Must Change Your Life by Peter Sloterdijk: pp. 83-105 (Religions Do Not Exist); 109-130 (mostly Nietzsche and the Vertical); 131-159 (Wittgenstein and Foucault); and optionally 177-242 (other stuff, monasticism included) as well as a piece by William James on practice/verticality/energy/ethics, "The Energies of Men," and a review of an interesting recent book connecting James' energetics to Foucault's ascetics.
  • February 3, 2015

    The group discussed pp 1-60 of You Must Change Your Life by Peter Sloterdijk along with his "Spheres Theory, Talking to Myself About the Poetics of Space" and Marie-Eve Morin's "Cohabitating in the globalised world: Peter Sloterdijk's global foams and Bruno Latour's cosmopolitics"

  • December 2, 2014

    Evan Hepler-Smith of Princeton University introduced pp. 272-370 of Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson as well as Chapters 1-2, 5, and Conclusion to Deleuze's Bergsonism (Zone Books, 1991) and Eli During's essay, "'A History of Problems': Bergson and the French Epistemological Tradition", Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, v. 35, n. 1, January 2004.

  • November 4, 2014

    The group discussed pp. 135-271 of Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson. Trans. Mitchell. NY: Dover, 1998 (reprint of 1911 edition).

  • October 7, 2014

    The group discussed pp. 1-135 of Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson. Trans. Mitchell. NY: Dover, 1998 (reprint of 1911 edition) as well as pp. 62-81, "Neither Vitalism Nor Materialism" from Vibrant Matter by Jane Bennett.

  • April 8, 2014

    The group discussed pp. 233-356 of Bruno Latour's An inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns

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