Philosophy Forum 21/04/2016 -Thomas Nagel: Mind and Cosmos

Dear All

in a one week hiatus of ‘Speculative Season’ the forum will consider the first two chapters of Thomas Nagel’s ‘Mind and Cosmos’. The meeting will be in UL102 14:15-15:45 and the reading is available here.

In other news, persons wanting a better clarification of Iain Grant’s work could do worse than read the start of Ray Brassier’s section in the Collapse article linked in earlier posts. Incidentally Brassier will be the next of the speculative realists to be considered after the Nagel break.

With best wishes

Graham

Philosophy Forum 14/04/2016: Iain Hamilton Grant (Again)

Dear All

The forum will spend another week on this difficult thinker. This time I’d like to offer multiple sources to try to help us unravel it . Graham Harman’s essay ‘On the Undermining of Objects: Grant, Bruno, and Radical Philosophy’ in the Speculative Turn has a section on entitled ‘Iain Grant’s Position’ (on pages 25-30 of that book) which is helpful. I also think it is worth revisiting the interview with Iain Grant as I think it reads better after attacking the other material. And lastly I think this paper on is the necessary bond between philosophy and physics, could prove helpful.

Next week we do have a room change to the faithful reserve of group room 3.

The time is the same (14:15-15:45.

best

Graham

The Neurotic Turn

Dear All

a number of you  may be aware that the forum has within its number the author of a growing body of work concerning the topic of ‘Neurosis/Assimilation’ (Charlie Johns). There is now another Neurotic inter-disciplinary text in the pipeline and the forum is pleased to promote the following web addresses concerning the book and its authors.

The facebook page is:  https://www.facebook.com/theneuroticturn (giving it a like wouldn’t hurt)

And the official web address is here: http://www.theneuroticturn.com/

Best wishes

Graham

Philosophy Forum 07/04/2016 -Iain Grant: How Nature Comes to be Thought: Schelling’s Paradox and the Problem of Location

Dear All

next week we will continue trying to fathom Dr Grant’s realist idealism with a paper of his entitled ‘How Nature Comes to be Thought: Schelling’s Paradox and the Problem of Location’. The meeting will be in UL102 14:15-15:45 and the reading is available here.

with best wishes

Graham