Seminars & Calendar

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Upcoming seminars

Unless otherwise noted, all times are for Saturday, 10am-2pm and are held at The Bourse, 111 South Independence Mall East, 5th Floor Philadelphia (5th Street between Market and Chestnut). Map.

January 7, 14, 21, 28. Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm The Principle of Hope,” Glenn Wallis

February 1 Deleuze’s Communizing Currents: Introducing Deleuze introducing Communization Theory,” John Paetsch

February 8Please Select Your Jacques Lacan,” Patricia Gherovici

February 22 “Critical Digital Literacy,” Çetin Gürer

February 29  “Black Bloc/White Riot,” AK Thompson

March 21 “Why is the Debt Strike Impossible?,” Joshua Ramey

May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 6/9. Tuesday evenings 6-8:30 “For the Remains:  Undoing Economic Sovereignty,” Joshua Ramey

Pending (titles are tentative)

TBA “Rebellious Mourning,” Cindy Milstein

TBA “Buddhism in Ruin,” (online) Glenn Wallis 

Seminar archive


Workshop: Non-Buddhist Redescription,” Glenn Wallis

Buddhism: What Can It Offer Us Today? Glenn Wallis

Revolutionary Pessimism: On Political Action Without Expectation, Scott Ritner

Why Marx Matters,” Gabriel Rockhill. In collaboration with the Critical Theory Workshop

Critical and Contemplative Pedagogies for Eco-Justice,Zack Walsh and Brooke D. Lavelle

For Education: The College Classroom as Concrete Utopia,” Glenn Wallis 

Don’t Worry. Be Happy! Feeling Good, Bad, and Everything In Between,” Thomas Conners

Buddhism in Ruin, Glenn Wallis

Ritual and Resistance,” Cleo Kearns

Aesthetics: Toward a Radical History,” Gabriel Rockhill

The Culture of Revolt,” AK Thompson

How Living Well Matters in the Pursuit of Knowledge, Lisa Miracchi


Money and Metaphysics,” Joshua Ramey

Anarchism and its Aspirations,” Cindy Milstein

Night Moves: Poetry at Present,” John Paetsch (To be rescheduled)

Unlearning: Radical Education Theory,” Glenn Wallis 

Gilles Deleuze: Larval Subjects, Lost Time,” John Paetsch

Darkness,” Glenn Wallis

You must change your life: Rilke’s Poetics of Immanence,” Ulrich Baer

Speculum of Pain: Buddhism on Illness,” Pierce Salguero

Contemporary French Philosophy: A Primer,” Gabriel Rockhill

Is This How It Ends? On Human Stupidity and the Meagre Promise of the Epoché,Glenn Wallis

Cultural Narratives and National Identities,” Alan Nadel

How To Find What Isn’t Lost,” Akilesh Ayyar


Meditation: Self and Society,” Glenn Wallis

Alienation and Its Antidotes: A Workshop on the Thought of François Laruelle,” Anthony Paul Smith

Buddhism in the Age of Trump,” Glenn Wallis

Philosophical Concepts for Thinking,” Glenn Wallis

Critical Introduction to Buddhist Thought,” Glenn Wallis