January 21, 2008

In a change to the previously advertised schedule, the next PhiloHist session will be on February 7th at 5pm in SSEES (16, Taviton Street), 4th floor, room 431.

We will be reading Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Utility and Liability of History for Life in Keith Ansell Pearson & Duncan Large (eds.) The Nietzsche Reader (Oxford, Blackwell, 2006) pp. 124-141.

This is an excerpted version. For the full version, see Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations (Cambridge University Press, 1983, 1997)

For background and commentary, see David D. Roberts, Nothing But History: Reconstruction and Extremity After Metaphysics (University of California Press, 1995) pp. 58-80.

Marx & Engels

January 6, 2008

Happy new year to all!

The time and location for philosophy of history is changing! This term, we will be meeting on Thursdays at 5pm. We will still meet in SSEES (16 Taviton Street) but now in room 431 on the 4th Floor. New members always welcome!

The meetings this term will be on: 17th January, 7th February and 6th March.
For the first session (Thursday 17th January, 5pm) we will be discussing some selections from Marx & Engels The German Ideology part 1. You can download a pdf file of the relevant selections here.

Further reading suggestion:

M. C. Lemon, Philosophy of History: A Guide for Students (Routledge 2003) ch. 10. (pp. 238-278): “Marx’s philosophy of history”.