It’s February! Time to check out the Citizens’ Forum and Not School proposals.
Happy New Year! Nathan Hanks brings us up to date on January’s Not School offerings for PEL Citizens. And if you’re not a Citizen yet, what better way to start the year than by making a commitment to your intellectual health?
It’s December! Time for PEL Citizens to join or propose groups and discussions in the Citizens’ Forum. Guaranteed to make your holidays more enjoyable! Join an existing or proposed Not School group, or create one of your own.
We have group proposals for October on the table, including Zizek’s Contingency, Hegemony and Universality, Reinhold Niebuhr’s The Irony of American History, and Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. The Fiction group will be reading The Call of Cthulhu.
PEL’s Not School Philosophical Fiction group talked about The Fall by Albert Camus. All are welcome to listen to the highlight, and Citizens can listen to the full conversation.
The Philosophical Fiction group, featuring Nathan Hanks, Daniel Cole, Cezary Baraniecki, Laura Davis, and Mary Ricci, in conversation on the novel by Albert Camus, The Fall. We discuss the “portrait as a mirror,” “party guilt,” Jesus, traffic, and the human condition. Recorded 8/30/15.
The Philosophical Fiction group, featuring Nathan Hanks, Daniel Cole, Cezary Baraniecki, Laura Davis, and Mary Ricci, in conversation on the short story by Isaac Asimov, “The Last Question.”
It’s September, time to get back to Not School! Check out the great proposals offered up by your fellow Citizens, or make a proposal of your own. Not a PEL Citizen yet? Find out how you can sign up and join in the fun. Plus, you can sign up for the Augustine Aftershow on Sunday 9/6 with Danny Lobell and Wes Alwan.
Have you hooked up with the PEL Citizens’ feed yet? Listened to the new recordings on C.S. Peirce, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” and Percy Walker’s The Moviegoer? Get in on Not School groups covering Aeschylus’s Oresteia, John Searle, Isaac Asimov, Franz Fanon, and Peirce’s “How to Make Our Ideas Clear.”
Featuring Nathan Hanks, Daniel Cole, Cezary Baraniecki, Laura Davis and Mary Ricci. Recorded 7/26/15. According to the discussion, it’s about an “existential crisis in beautiful language… with Southern charm.”
Featuring Nathan Shane Hanks, Daniel Cole, Laura Davis, and Mary Ricci. Recorded July 19, 2015. The story is about one special day in an American “village” that turns horrific and ends with, as was said, “the most perfect last line.” We partially spoil the story, use adult language, and wander into politics and religion.
The Philosophical Fiction group in PEL’s Not School will be discussing Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” on Sunday, July 19th at 12pm(cst), via Google Hangouts
The Philosophical Fiction Not School Group read the short story by Franz Kafka “In The Penal Colony” for our conversation in May. It’s about a traveler visiting a penal colony who meets the officer in charge of a justice system. (Saying anything more would spoil it; just read it!) I talked with Daniel Cole, Cezary, Laura Davis, and Mary Ricci for a Continue Reading …
“In a moment he would ask her, ‘Are we going to the Lighthouse?’ And she would have to say, ‘No: not tomorrow, your father says not.’ Happily, Mildred came in to fetch them, and the bustle distracted them. But he kept looking back over his shoulder as Mildred carried him out, and she was certain that he was thinking, we are not going to the Lighthouse tomorrow; and she thought, he will remember that all his life.”
We are going to read To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf for our conversation this March in Philosophical Fiction. A few regulars and I chose a book from our List of Suggestions to read before our conversation where we’ll go over the plot, discuss the characters, recall apt passages, and try to get at what everything is all about anyway. To The Lighthouse will be my first Virginia Woolf Continue Reading …
Our Philosophical Fiction story for February is ‘A Good Man is Hard to Find’ by Flannery O’Connor, where a grandmother and her family go on vacation yet encounter an outlaw known as The Misfit.
Discussing Michel Houellebecq’s novel about being an artist in the modern age, along with thoughts from Zizek and others.
Featuring Nathan Hanks, Daniel Cole, and Kimberly. Recorded December 12, 2014. Discussing the story of Jed Martin, a man at the “at the beginning of the third millenium” whose successful life as an artist pales against his lonely life as a human.
Check out the Philosophical Fiction group.
The latest recording from the Not School Philosophical Fiction Group is up for your enjoyment.
Featuring Nathan Shaine, Philip Cherny, Daniel Cole, Dan Johnson, Kimberly, and Cezary. Recorded November 9, 2014. A novel about Chile, Art, and literally killer poets.
Check out the Philosophical Fiction group.