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The Kingston Philosophy Club Past and Future Topics

119: Jrgen Habermas Part III: Struggles for Recognition in the Democratic Constitutional State
118: Charles Taylor Part V: Multiculturalism, The Politics of Recognition
117: Jrgen Habermas Part II: An Awareness of What is Missing, Faith and Reason in a Post-Secular Age
116: Cornel West Part I: Prophetic Religion and the Future of Capitalist Civilization
115: Judith Butler Part VIII: Is Judaism Zionism? Messianic Secularism
114: Judith Butler Part VII: Is Judaism Zionism? Judaism, Jewishness, and Zionism; Diaspora & Cohabitation
113: Charles Taylor Part IV: Why We Need A Radical Redefinition of Secularism
112: Jrgen Habermas Part I: The Political, The Rational Meaning of a Questionable Inheritance of Political Theology
111: Jocelyn MacLure & Charles Taylor Part IV: Secularism and Freedom of Conscience; Accommodation & Social Justice
110: Jocelyn MacLure & Charles Taylor Part III: Secularism and Freedom of Conscience; The Place of Religion in Public Space
109: Jocelyn MacLure & Charles Taylor Part II: Secularism and Freedom of Conscience; Ends and Means
108: Jocelyn MacLure & Charles Taylor Part I: Secularism and Freedom of Conscience; Moral Pluralism, Core Beliefs, and Political & Social Secularization
107: Charles Taylor Part III: The Malaise of Modernity; The Work of Retrieval
106: Charles Taylor Part II: The Malaise of Modernity; Soft Relativism & Horizons of Significance
105: Charles Taylor Part I: The Malaise of Modernity; The Ethics of Authenticity
104: Marilyn Waring Part VIII: Glimpsing The Whole
103: Marilyn Waring Part VII: Two Ameliorations to the UNSNA
102: Marilyn Waring Part VI: The Markets for Reproduction and Life
101: Marilyn Waring Part V: The Value of Death & the Economics of Reproduction
100: Marilyn Waring Part IV: The Census, the Tax Code, the Hidden Economy & the Environment
99: Marilyn Waring Part III: The Household as a Problem for Women in the UNSNA
98: Marilyn Waring Part II: The UNSNA a History
97: Marilyn Waring Part I: Who is really productive?
96: Carol J. Adams part VI: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory
95: Carol J. Adams part V: Vegetarian Literature
94: Carol J. Adams part IV: Frankenstein's Monster; Bearing the Vegetarian Word 2
93: Carol J. Adams part III: From the Belly of Zeus; Bearing the Vegetarian Word
92: Carol J. Adam part II: Objectification, Fragmentation, Consumption and the Absent Referent
91: Carol J. Adams part I: The Patriarchal Texts of Meat
90: Michel Foucault XII: The Repressive Hypothesis
89: Michel Foucault XI: The Politics of Health in the Eighteenth Century & we 'Other Victorians'
88: Michel Foucault X: Right of Death and Power Over Life
87: Michel Foucault IX: The Carceral & Space, Knowledge and Power
86: Michel Foucault part VIII: Complete and Austere Institutions & Illegalities and Delinquency
85: Michel Foucault part VII: The Means of Correct Training & Panopticism
84: Michel Foucault part VI: The Body of the Condemned & Docile Bodies
83: Michel Foucault part V: The Great Confinement & The Birth of the Asylum
82: Michel Foucault part IV: Nietzsche, Genealogy, History & What Is an Author?
81: Michel Foucault part III: What is Enlightenment? & Truth and Power
80: Judith Butler part VI: Promiscuous Obedience and What Is Critique?
79: Judith Butler part V: Competing Universalities
78: Judith Butler part IV: Melancholy and Injurious Speech
77: Judith Butler part III: The Force of Fantasy and Racisim
76: Judith Butler part II: Imitation, Gender Insubordination
75: Judith Butler part I: Performativity and Variations on Sex and Gender
74: Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe part IV: Hegemony and Radical Democracy
73: Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe part III: Beyond the Positivity of the Social: Antagonisms and Hegemony
72: Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe part II: The New Political Logic
71: Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe part I: The Genealogy of Hegemony
70: Antonio Negri part IV: On Art: On the Event and the Body
69: Antonio Negri part III: On Art: On Beauty
68: Antonio Negri part II: On Art: the Sublime and Collective Work
67: Antonio Negri part I: On Art: the Abstract and the Truth
66: Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri part XI: Identity Politics and Revolution
65: Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri part X: Economics of the Common Wealth
64: Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri part IX: Capital as a Social Relation
63: Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri part VIII: Republic of Property & Altermodernity
62: Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri part VII: Democracy
61: Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri part VI: The Multitude
60: Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri part V: War and Empire
59: Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri part IV: The Power of Production
58: Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri part III: Against Empire: Desertion, Exodus and Nomadism: The New Barbarians
57: Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri part II: Sovereignty
56: Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri part I: The Problematic of Empire

At this point in our story your humble moderator sadly left Korea to return to his home and native country: Canada.
There he happily started a new philosophy club in Kingston Ontario.
Fortunately for Seoul, a very wise man, Mike Coutu, volunteered to continue the club in Korea.
The New Seoul Philosophy Club continues under his moderatorship. Mike's web site is at:
The New Kingston Philosophy Club continues above...

55: Slavoj iek part V: Formal Democracy and Its Discontents
54: Slavoj iek part IV: There Is No Sexual Relationship
53: Slavoj iek part III: Fantasy in Cyberspace and 'Woman doesn't Exist'
52: Slavoj iek part II: Fantasy as a Political Category
51: Slavoj iek part I: The Undergrowth of Enjoyment, The Obscene Object of Postmodernity, The Spectre of Ideology
50: Susan Sontag part V: Regarding the Pain of Others
49: Susan Sontag part IV: The Image-World
48: Susan Sontag part III: The Pornographic Imagination
47: Susan Sontag part II: On Style and the Aesthetics of Silence
46: Susan Sontag part I: Against Interpretation and Notes on 'Camp'
45: Gilles Deleuze & Flix Guattari part V: Schizoanalysis
44: Gilles Deleuze & Flix Guattari part IV: Stages of Societal development
43: Gilles Deleuze & Flix Guattari part III: Revolutionary Desire
42: Gilles Deleuze & Flix Guattari part II: The Faulty Logic of Desire
41: Gilles Deleuze & Flix Guattari part I: New Categories
40: Julia Kristeva part IV: Modern Maternity & Feminism and Postmodern Feminism
39: Julia Kristeva part III: The Abject
38: Julia Kristeva part II: Meaning, Psychic Space and Language
37: Julia Kristeva part I: The Subject in the Act of Meaning
36: Jacques Lacan part IV: The Phallus and its Function in Human Relations
35: Jacques Lacan part III: Psychopathology, Neurosis, Perversion and Psychosis
34: Jacques Lacan part II: Jouissance, the Symptom and Fantasy
33: Jacques Lacan part I: The Imaginary, the Symbolic and the Real
32: Jean Baudrillard part VI: Feminism and Femininity
31: Jean Baudrillard part V: Seduction
30: Jean Baudrillard part IV: Advertizing and Nihilism
29: Jean Baudrillard part III: Alienation, Mass & the Implosion of Meaning in Media
28: Jean Baudrillard part II: The Ambient Consumer and Postmodern Ethics
27: Jean Baudrillard part I: Hyper-reality, 'Ambience' and an Affluent Society
26: Jean-Franois Lyotard: Meta-narrative and Language Games
25: Michel Foucault part II: The Politics of Space, Transparency and Bio-power
24: Michel Foucault part I: The Modern Concept of Man
23: Jacques Derrida: Deconstruction
22: What is Postmodernism?: An Introduction
21: Philosophy of Science: Science vs. Other Kinds of Knowledge
20: Philosophy of Science: The Problem of Demarcation
19: Philosophy of Science: The Scientific Method
18: Philosophy of Science: The Nature of Scientific Knowledge
17: Philosophy of Science: Conceptions of Science
16: Aesthetics: What is Beauty?
15: Theories of Human Motivation: Why are we?
14: Theories of Human Identity: Who are we?
13: Theories of Human Nature: What are we?
12: Metaphysics: What is there?
11. Epistemology: What can we know?
10. Problem Solving
9. World Problems
8. Utopia: An Ideal Society
7. What is the Examined Life?
6. What is Truth?
5. What is Evil and Why Does it Exist?
4. How Has Philosophy Helped Your Life?
3. What is Truth ?
2. A New Theory of Education
1. What is Education


List of Possible Future Topics

Postmodern philosophies: Ernesto Screpanti
Postmodern philosophies: Audre Lorde
Postmodern philosophies: David Harvey
Postmodern philosophies: Fredric Jameson
Postmodern philosophies: Donna Haraway
Postmodern philosophies: Vandana Shiva
Postmodern philosophies: Sandra Harding
Postmodern philosophies: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Postmodern philosophies: Cornal West
Postmodern philosophies: Luce Irigaray
Postmodern philosophies: Iris Marion Young
Postmodern philosophies: Hélène Cixous
Postmodern philosophies: Richard Rorty
Postmodern philosophies: Charles Taylor
Postmodern philosophies: Jürgen Habermas

Notable Heterodox Economists

Richard D. Wolff
Thorstein Veblen
Alfred S. Eichner
Piero Sraffa
Joan Violet Robinson
Michał Kalecki
Frederic S. Lee
Ha-Joon Chang

20th Century Philosophers

The Frankfurt School: Max Horkheimer
The Frankfurt School: Theodor Adorno
The Frankfurt School: Herbert Marcuse
The Frankfurt School: Erich Fromm
The Frankfurt School: Friedrich Pollock
The Frankfurt School: Leo Löwenthal

Isaiah Berlin
Bertrand Russell
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Alfred North Whitehead
Kurt Gödel
Jacques Maritain
Roland Barthes
Alain Badiou
Daniel Bell
Guy Debord
Henri Lefebvre
Marshall McLuhan
Karl Popper
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Jacques Rancière
Noam Chomsky
Paul Feyerabend
Northrop Frye
Edward Said
Thomas Kuhn
Alasdair MacIntyre


Edmund Husserl
Martin Heidegger
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Hannah Arendt
Paul Ricœur
Hans Köchler


Martin Buber
Gabriel Marcel
Karl Jaspers
Jean-Paul Sartre
Simone de Beauvoir
Albert Camus
André Breton

Philosophical Psychology

William James
Sigmund Freud
Carl Jung
Alfred Adler
Erik Erikson
Melanie Klein
Karen Horney
Anna Freud
Jean Piaget
B.F. Skinner
Abraham Maslow
Eric Burne

Philosophy of Religious Studies

Émile Durkheim
Max Weber
James George Frazer
Rudolf Otto
Peter Berger
Rodney Stark
Clifford Geertz
Mircea Eliade
Rita Gross

Political Philosophy

Marcus Aurelius
Saint Augustine
Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Hobbes
John Locke
Alexis de Tocqueville
Henry David Thoreau
Karl Marx
Sigmund Freud
Antonio Gramsci
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Emma Goldman
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Martin Luther King jr.
Ayn Rand
Gene Sharp

Economic Philosophy (Historical)

Thomas Hobbes
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Adam Smith
Alexander Hamilton
Edmund Burke
Justus Möser
Thomas Malthus
David Recardo
John Stuart Mill
Karl Marx
Matthew Arnold
Ferdinand Tönnies
Max Weber
Georg Simmel
Werner Sombart
Ludwig von Mises
Alfred Marshall
Friedrich Hayek
Oskar Lange
Joseph Schumpeter
John Maynard Keynes
Gøsta Esping-Andersen
Herbert Marcuse
Daniel Bell
John Kenneth Galbraith
Milton Friedman

Economic Philosophy (Contemporary)

The Major Works of the Winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics
2013 Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, Robert J. Shiller
2012 Alvin E. Roth, Lloyd S. Shapley
2011 Thomas J. Sargent, Christopher A. Sims
2010 Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen, Christopher A. Pissarides
2009 Elinor Ostrom, Oliver Williamson
2008 Paul Krugman
2007 Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin, Roger Myerson
2006 Edmund Phelps
2005 Robert Aumann, Thomas Schelling
2004 Finn E. Kydland, Edward C. Prescott
2003 Clive Granger, Robert F. Engle
2002 Daniel Kahneman, Vernon L. Smith
2001 George Akerlof, Michael Spence, Joseph E. Stiglitz
2000 James Heckman, Daniel McFadden
1999 Robert Mundell
1998 Amartya Sen
1997 Robert C. Merton, Myron Scholes
1996 James Mirrlees, William Vickrey
1995 Robert Lucas, Jr.
1994 John Harsanyi, John Forbes Nash, Reinhard Selten
1993 Robert Fogel, Douglass North
1992 Gary Becker
1991 Ronald Coase
1990 Harry Markowitz, Merton Miller, William Forsyth Sharpe
1989 Trygve Haavelmo
1988 Maurice Allais
1987 Robert Solow
1986 James M. Buchanan
1985 Franco Modigliani
1984 Richard Stone
1983 Gérard Debreu
1982 George Stigler
1981 James Tobin
1980 Lawrence Klein
1979 Theodore Schultz, Arthur Lewis
1978 Herbert Simon
1977 Bertil Ohlin, James Meade
1976 Milton Friedman
1975 Leonid Kantorovich, Tjalling Koopmans
1974 Gunnar Myrdal, Friedrich Hayek
1973 Wassily Leontief
1972 John Hicks, Kenneth Arrow
1971 Simon Kuznets
1970 Paul Samuelson
1969 Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch, Jan Tinbergen

Philosophy of Mind

René Descartes
Baruch Spinoza
Hilary Putnam
Donald Davidson
John Searle
David Chalmers
David Rosenthal
Daniel Dennett

Philosophy of Law

Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Hobbes
Immanuel Kant
Jeremy Bentham
John Austin
Lysander Spooner
John Finnis
Lon L. Fuller
Hans Kelsen
H. L. A. Hart
John Rawls
Joseph Raz
Ronald Dworkin


Étienne Balibar
Gilles Deleuze
Félix Guattari
Paul Hirst
Jacques Camatte
Barry Hindess
Krisis Groupe
Ernesto Laclau
Catharine MacKinnon
Natacha Millache
Chantal Mouffe
Moishe Postone
Jacques Rancière
Helmut Reichelt
Ernesto Screpanti
Göran Therborn
Ágnes Heller
Alexander Tarasov
Boris Yuliyevich Kagarlitsky
Harry Evans

General Topics

Ethics: What is Good?
Virtue and Vice
Space and Time
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Law
Eastern Philosophies