Past Meetings


  • Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth by A. O. Scott [recorded discussions]
  • Deconstruction & Pragmatism by Chantal Mouffe, Simon Critchley, Jacques Derrida, Ernesto Laclau, and Richard Rorty [recorded discussions]


  • The Fall by Albert Camus
  • Identity by Milan Kundera
  • Slowness by Milan Kundera
  • Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Gift of Death by Jacques Derrida
  • Slouching towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
  • Against Interpretation & Other Essays (selections) by Susan Sontag
  • Understanding Poststructuralism by James Williams [recorded discussions]


  • Inventing the Enemy & Other Occasional Writings by Umberto Eco
  • Basic Writings of Immanuel Kant – collected & edited by Allen Wood


  • On Populist Reason (selections) by Ernesto Laclau
  • The Jung Reader (selections), Edited by David Tacey
  • Conversations on Science, Culture, & Time – Michel Serres & Bruno Latour


  • Ethics by Baruch Spinoza
  • Truth & Method (selections) by Hans-Georg Gadamer
  • A Thousand Plateaus (selections) by FĂ©lix Guattari, Gilles Deleuze

Current Schedule and Texts