Philosophy Forum 28/09/2017: Giovanni Reale on Plato

Dear All

making a slight leap but still vaguely in the realm of the one this week we’ll look at the introduction and first chapter of Reale’s ‘Towards a New Interpretation of Plato’.

The meeting will be in UL102 14:15-15:45

best

Graham

PS oops I’ve just notice the pdf cuts off the very last paragraph on p22. It’s not long but to finish the chapter read these words:

“which the paradigm throws up. Such matters are not few, especially
when we are dealing with the scholarly reconstruction of a philosopher’s
thought. And if anyone agrees with us on this point he will understand
clearly that, on the basis of Kuhn’s epistemological view, the new paradigm
of the Tubingen School offers bountiful results in advance of the
current state of research for the best and most productive general perspective
of the new inquiries on Plato.”

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Philosophy Forum 21/09/2017: Spar and Line

Dear All

before you all ask, no this isn’t an invite for substance abuse at the convenience store opposite the university library. It is in fact an invitation to spend next week’s philosophy forum time exploring the exhibition (Spar and Line) of our very own Geoff Matthews.

The idea is that forum members could meet at the Sam Scorer Gallery at the usual time of 14:15. We can then peruse and discuss the work. If time/circumstance permit we could possibly stop for a drink (though this part is in no way necessary). I don’t think giving an specific end time makes as much sense as usual and though there is no reading, some of the recent Malikean and Laruellean artistic speculations could feed into discussion about the work.

Sam Scorer gallery website is here.

Link to a short Malik piece here (if anyone would like to read it).

Non-standard aesthetics piece here (“).

hope to see you there

best

Graham

Philosophy Forum 14/09/2017 -Suhail Malik: Ontology of Finance (pt 2)

Dear All

This week we’ll take a look a little further into Malik’s document. This week I’m releasing the whole thing with the suggestion that we read from where we left off (p668) up until p735. If anyone does have the time to consume the whole thing they should feel free to do so but other wise 669-735 will suffice.

We do have a room change next week -we’re in group room 3. The meeting is at the usual time of 14:15-15:45.

best wishes

Graham