The Goldsmiths Undergraduate Philosophy Reading Group is open to all Goldsmiths students interested in reading and discussing philosophical texts together.
We started in January 2021 and meet every Friday afternoon, from 4-6pm – at the moment online via Teams.
We decide collectively what to read and try to accommodate as many interests as possible, while aiming to create thematic blocks.
If you’re interested in joining, please get in touch with Svenja Bromberg firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the links to the readings and to the Teams meeting.
The schedule for the rest of the spring term looks as follows:
|29th Jan||Jean Baudrillard||Symbolic Exchange and Death, Part 1|
|5th Feb||Jean-François Lyotard||Libidinal Economy, Chapter: The Desire named Marx|
|12th Feb||Gilles Deleuze / Felix Guattari||Anti-Oedipus – Chapter 1;|
if time also Chapter 4, Social Field and Psychoanalysis and Capitalism
|19th Feb |
|Elizabeth Grosz / Jacqueline Rose||Elizabeth Grosz, Animal Sex – Libido as Desire and Death + Jacqueline Rose, Introduction II in: Feminine Sexuality – Jacques Lacan and the ecole freudienne|
|26th Feb||Norbert Wiener||Cybernetics 1948|
|5th March||Martin Heidegger||Question concerning Technology 1953|
|12th March||Donna Haraway||Manifesto for Cyborgs, 1985|
|19th March||Nick Land||‘Machinic Desire’ in Fanged Noumena 1993|
|26th March||Sadie Plant||Zeros and Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture 1997|