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Project: Asexuality & Nineteenth-Century German Thought

Hello all! It’s the new year, so perhaps we should undertake an exciting new journey!

So here goes: What are the intersections between Asexuality Studies and German thought? 208 more words

A Left of the Thing-in-Itself

This is not a reading for any upcoming meeting; we discussed it a year ago and I did not get around to posting it until now. 1,713 more words


Police, Corporations, & Civil Society: A look at Mass Production as the Pathology of Hegel’s Rabble

Hegel offers as his central theory to self-actualization of freedom and individuality the ‘system of needs’ wherein individuals within the larger civil society interact with one another and function as rational beings. 3,573 more words

Philosophy Readings

DANSOX: The GRACE Project, 20th November, St Hilda's College

Save the date for another fascinating talk programmed by DANSOX (Dance Scholarship Oxford):

The GRACE Project

Speaker: Renate Braeuninger (Northampton)

‘Slavoj Žižek, Grace, and Contemporary Dance’ 133 more words

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Terry Pinkard on Normativity in Fichte

This was the reading for October 2nd’s meeting.

In Terry Pinkard’s German Philosophy 1760-1860: The Legacy of Idealism, he initially situates Fichte’s as a response to a specific issue in Kant: the paradox that we are only subject to those norms for which we can regard ourselves as the author.   2,416 more words


The Science of Knowledge: First Introduction

This will be the reading for Saturday, August 1’s meeting.  We will meet at 4:30 at Cafe Boiling Pot.  Directions are in the sidebar.

If you are interested in joining the group, I suggest looking up  3,471 more words


“in the preKantian universe, humans were simply humans, beings of reason, fighting the excesses of animal lusts and divine madness.. ..Only with ..German Idealism is the excess to be fought absolutely immanent, the very core of subjectivity itself” – the metaphor for the core of subjectivity is Night, “Night of the World,” in contrast to the Enlightenment notion of the Light of Reason fighting the darkness all around – SLAVOJ ZIZEK http://ift.tt/1Ma1hOH