The Critique of Pure Feeling

 

Following prior work on affect and experience, this seminar will develop new lines of thought and criticism in support of Massumi’s in-progress work, Perception Attack: Philosophy of Experience for Times of War.

Schedule

Seminar 1
Saturday, May 9: 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm

- William James, “A World of Pure Experience,” Essays in Radical Empiricism
- A.N. Whitehead, Process and Reality, selections (“Fact and Form,” “The Propositions”)
- Brian Massumi, Perception Attack: Philosophy of Experience for Times of War, selections

Evening Lecture and Discussion Forum
Saturday, May 9: 8:30pm-10:00pm

Seminar 2
Sunday, May 10: 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm

- A.N. Whitehead, Adventures of Ideas, chapters 11-13 (“Objects and Subjects,” “Past, Present, Future,” and “The Groupings of Occasions”)
- C.S. Peirce, 1903 Harvard lectures on Pragmatism, selections (on Firstness, Secondness, Thirdness and Abduction)