Winter Quarter Phil Club Meetings

Howdy all! Here’s the meeting schedule for the Winter Quarter. We meet every other Monday in the Monterey Park room, 3rd floor of the Student Center from 3:15-4:20 pm. Feel free to come late or leave early as your schedule permits. Anyone with an interest in philosophy is welcome! Our meetings will be on the following dates: Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, and Mar. 10. Hope to see you there!

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Philosophy in Music: The Poverty of Philosophy 

Thank you for your influence. The hope is that everyone who reads this, adds to this, by posting whatever philosophy they have encountered through friends, books, films and music to combat the powerful poverty of philosophy.

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Deleuze and Marx – Review by Jay Conway

Jay Conway’s Review of the book Deleuze and Marx in the Marx & Philosophy Review of Books.

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Talking with Sartre – Review by Carlos Brocatto

Carlos Brocatto’s Review of the book Talking with Sartre in the Marx & Philosophy Review of Books.

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Philosophy in Film: 28 Days Later

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: On Campus, King Hall 3014

Why do we take pleasure in Tragedy? Why do some of us enjoy listening to the sadness of a song, or staring at the portrayal of a horror scene? This brief essay by Hume Of Tragedy will help articulate the question and look into what “seems an unaccountable pleasure which the spectators of a well-written tragedy receive from sorrow, terror, anxiety, and other passions, that are in themselves disagreeable and uneasy.”

If you have gained an interpretation of Tragedy from elsewhere such as: Aristotle, Hegel, Nietzsche, etc., that too would be a welcomed take on the film but not at all necessary. The only prerequisite is that you experience the pain and joy of Tragedy. Many films eloquently display sorrow, terror, anxiety as: Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men, and Godrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi, as several others illustrate Tragedy beautifully. Good films are careful studies of human nature with the added distance of being  “just a story” that may be needed to seduce one in, as well as provide the nerve to look closer. Here the genre of post apocalyptic zombie movies might serve as thee exemplar par excellence; and so with that in mind we should watch and discuss the film 28 Days Later directed by Danny Boyle. You do not want to miss out!


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Genocide Awareness Evening

Monday • 30 April 2012 • 7:00pm • USU Theater
Memorial and Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide
With Music, Poetry, and Short plays
Including Harold Pinter’s Mountain Language.
Free admission with $5 (or more) suggested donations
Be part of this important event by attending and asking others to join as a reminder that truth can not be denied.

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Kant’s Real Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?

Go ahead and dare to be wise… argue all you want, only obey!

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