Meeting: Debt Pt. II (and some organisational matters)

23 Sep

The next meeting of ARG will be held on:

Wednesday 28th September

6.30pm

Venue: Room 304 in the Pearson Building, which is located in the North-West corner of the UCL quad (when you enter the quad from Gower street turn left and its in the corner nearest to Gower St). Enter the black door by the ramp in the corner, enter the building and turn right and you need to go to the third floor. See map for location of Pearson Building: http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/about-the-department/contacts-and-location/maps [The room is officially booked so building will be open, but please push hard if it seems closed.]

First of all, our apologies for not updating this blog for a while! We have actually met a few times since the last update but co-ordinated all of it on Facebook and hence missed out those of us who do not use that platform.

We talked about debt last week, reading two articles by Marina Vishmidt. We decided we’d like to have another session about it, looking at things from slightly more philosophical and anthropological standpoints.

ALSO – We will be discussing organizational matters either at the beginning or end of the meeting.

Texts to be discussed:

1. Nietzsche, Second Essay from On the Genealogy of Morals, ‘Guilt, Bad Conscience, and Related Matters’:

http://records.viu.ca/~johnstoi/nietzsche/genealogy2.htm

2. Chapter 10: ‘The Middle Ages (600 AD-1450 AD)’ and Chapter 12: ‘(1971 – The Beginning of Something Yet to be Determined)’ of David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years. The full book can be obtained here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?cu9f1u2cnefwni0

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