Alternative Curricula discussion group | 17:00 | Online
Race, racism and the institution
In this session, we will conduct a close reading of some of the University of Oxford’s communications on race following the global Black Lives Matter protests of May and June 2020, in conjunction with Sara Ahmed’s book On Being Included.
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Hegel Reading Group | The Phenomenology of Spirit | 18:00-19:30 | Online
The Hegel Reading Group continues to meet by Skype on Wednesdays 18.00-19.30. New readers are welcome.
We are reading 'The Phenomenology of Spirit' (any translation), this week paras 46. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Skype link.
Philosophy in the Films of Terrence Malick | 19:30 | Facebook live
Beginning with 1973’s Badlands, American film director Terrence Malick has created cinematic works of art, works that are in some sense also deeply philosophical. Philosophy, in fact, in a way led Malick to film. He studied with Stanley Cavell as an undergraduate at Harvard. Later a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, Malick left without completing his dissertation there when his supervisor Gilbert Ryle told him that he could not write a thesis on Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Kierkegaard—such figures were not properly philosophical, Ryle is reported to have said. Returning to the States where he for a time taught philosophy at MIT, Malick translated a work of Martin Heidegger’s, while collaborating with Hubert Dreyfus. Soon, however, he left academic philosophy behind altogether, embarking instead on a directing career in film. Today, after nearly fifty years of pioneering filmmaking, Malick’s contribution to philosophy through film invites systematic, careful attention. This introductory essay contributes to that task.
Join us to hear from Steven DeLay, Old Member of Christchurch College, Oxford and Fellow of Ambrose College, Woolf University.