The Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths University of London

Research Centre run jointly between the Departments of Sociology and English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths University, London

UG Philosophy Reading Group

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 s.bromberg@gold.ac.uk 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 JanJean BaudrillardSymbolic Exchange and Death, Part 1
5th FebJean-François LyotardLibidinal Economy, Chapter: The Desire named Marx
12th FebGilles Deleuze / Felix GuattariAnti-Oedipus – Chapter 1;
if time also Chapter 4, Social Field and Psychoanalysis and Capitalism
19th Feb 
(Reading Week)
Elizabeth Grosz / Jacqueline RoseElizabeth Grosz, Animal Sex – Libido as Desire and Death + Jacqueline Rose, Introduction II in: Feminine Sexuality – Jacques Lacan and the ecole freudienne 
26th FebNorbert WienerCybernetics 1948
5th MarchMartin HeideggerQuestion concerning Technology 1953
12th MarchDonna HarawayManifesto for Cyborgs, 1985
19th MarchNick Land‘Machinic Desire’ in Fanged Noumena 1993
26th MarchSadie PlantZeros and Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture 1997