Past Meetings

July to September 2023

  • “Game of Thrones–A psychoanalytic interpretation … ” by G. Poscheschnik (2018). Int. J. Psychoanal.
  • “The Future of Work” by Furendal & Jebari (2023). Philosophy & Technology.
  • “Being moved” by V. Hänninen & Anja Koski-Jännes (2023). Human Arenas.
  • “Against the status quo” by M. Westphal (2023). Critical Rev. of Int. Social and Political Philosophy.
  • “Failing to see what matters most” by A. de Ruiter (2023). Contemporary Political Theory.
  • “The affective-discursive ‘pruning’ of neoliberal selves” by N. Chowdhury (2022). Subjectivity.
  • “What is a social pattern?” by Mondani & Swedberg (2022). Theory & Society.

April to June 2023

  • Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Fall by Albert Camus
  • Slouching towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

January to March 2023

  • Milan Kundera: Slowness
  • Milan Kundera: Identity
  • The Gift of Death by Jacques Derrida
  • Susan Sontag: “Against Interpretation”, “On Style”, & “Artist as Exemplary Sufferer”

July to December 2022

Basic Writings of Immanuel Kant (What is Enlightenment? Idea for a Universal History with Cosmopolitan Intent; selections from Critique of Pure Reason; Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals; selections from Critique of Practical Reason; selections from Critique of Judgment; selections from Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone)

January to June 2022

Umberto Eco’s Inventing the Enemy & Other Occasional Writings (Inventing the Enemy; Absolute and Relative; The Beauty of the Flame; Treasure Hunting; Fermented Delights; No Embryos in Paradise; Hugo, Hélas! The Poetics of Excess; Censorship and Silence; Living by Proverbs; Imaginary Astronomies; I Am Edmond Dantès!; Ulysses: That’s All We Needed…; Why the Island is Never Found; Thoughts on WikiLeaks)

September to December 2021

Ernesto Laclau’s On Populist Reason (Populism: Ambiguities and Paradoxes; Le Bon: Suggestion and Distorted Representations; Suggestion, Imitation, Identification; The ‘People’ and the Discursive Production of Emptiness; Floating Signifiers and Social Heterogeneity; Populism, Representation and Democracy)

June to August 2021

The Jung Reader, Edited by David Tacey (General Introduction: Jung’s Analytic Psychology; Basic Postulates of Analytic Psychology; The Stages of Life; The Relation between the Ego and the Unconscious; On the Concept of the Archetype; Phenomenology of Self)

Current Schedule and Texts