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Gathering at Jupiter this Wednesday, 5pm

8 May

Dear Frankfurt School Working Group,

Please join us this Wednesday (5/10) at Jupiter, beginning at around 5pm, for a gathering and farewells before we disperse for the summer. If it’s nice weather, we’ll try to grab a table outside! We’ve decided not to post any additional reading, but we invite you to (re)read the Benhabib readings initially scheduled for our meeting two weeks ago, which are posted here.

warm wishes,

Sheri & Erin

Reminder: FSWG meeting this evening

24 Apr

Dear friends,

This is a reminder that the FSWG meets this evening (5:15pm in 4125a Dwinelle) to talk about two essays by Seyla Benhabib: “The Utopian Dimension in Communicative Ethics” –– an article adapted from her 1986 book on critical theory, Critique, Norm and Utopia –– and “Models of Public Space: Hannah Arendt, the Liberal Tradition, and Jürgen Habermas” from Situating the Self (1992). Hope to see you there!

yours,

Sheri & Erin

4/24 @ 5:15: Discussion of two Seyla Benhabib works

19 Apr

Dear friends,

Please join the FSWG next Monday, 4/24, at 5:15pm in 4125a Dwinelle, to discuss two essays by Seyla Benhabib. We’re pairing “The Utopian Dimension in Communicative Ethics” –– an article adapted from her 1986 book on critical theory, Critique, Norm and Utopia –– with “Models of Public Space: Hannah Arendt, the Liberal Tradition, and Jürgen Habermas” from Situating the Self (1992).*

Hope to see you then!

yours,

Erin & Sheri

* Sorry we don’t have a nicer pdf to share of this!

Reminder: Meeting today @ 5:15 in 4125a Dwinelle

10 Apr

Dear FSWGers,

This is a reminder that we’re meeting at 5:15 this evening in 4125a Dwinelle to talk about the final chapter of Reason After Its Eclipse, “Habermas and His Critics,” and the opening of Prophets of Deceit,  “The Themes of Agitation.” As always, all interested in these readings are welcome, and we’ll provide snacks and wine! Hope to see you soon.

our best,

Sheri & Erin

next FSWG meeting: April 10 @ 5:15pm in 4125a Dwinelle

3 Apr

Dear Frankfurt Schoolers,

We hope you had a lovely spring break! And we also hope that you’ll join us for our next Frankfurt School Working Group meeting on Monday, April 10th, at 5:15pm in 4125a Dwinelle. We’ll discuss the final chapter of Martin Jay’s Reason After Its Eclipse, “Habermas and His Critics,” as well as the first chapter from Prophets of Deceit, “The Themes of Agitation” (feel free to read, skim, or skip the multiple preambles included in the PDF). As always, all interested in the readings are welcome, and we’ll provide refreshments.

warm wishes,

Sheri & Erin

Reminder: Meeting today @ 5:15 in Dwinelle 4125a

13 Mar

Dear friends,

This is a reminder that the Frankfurt School Working Group will meet this evening to discuss Chapters 1 and 6 from Martin Jay’s Reason After Its Eclipse. PDFs of both are available here: https://fswg.wordpress.com/readings/ Also, here are the Notes to the book, and here is the Preface.

We look forward to seeing you later today! As always, all are welcome, and there will be refreshments.

warm wishes,

Sheri & Erin

CANCELLED: FSWG Meeting Tonight

27 Feb

Dear all,

We’re so sorry to cancel with such little notice — and sorry generally to miss seeing you all this evening — but we’re both feeling under the weather. We’ll stick with our earlier schedule, but shift the readings back a session, so please keep the March 13th meeting on your calendars. That evening we’ll discuss the two chapters from Reason After Its Eclipse we’d planned to discuss today.

apologies and best wishes,

Erin & Sheri