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February 2017
March 2017

IWC STUDY CIRCLE
Tthe Study Circle meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Readings will be posted to the website in advance of each meeting
Groups meet at Concord House, 1407 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA

IWC STUDY CIRCLE FEBRUARY 2017
TOWARD A REPUBLIC OF CONSCIENCE: HONORING PARAPOLITICAL PRINCIPLES

   
   

In turbulent times, dialogue is difficult but necessary. Principles and clarified concepts are needed to focus and guide the mind toward a shared vision of the society of the future and metaphorically, a "City of Man". Constructive questioning can lead to wise social and ethical choices. Fertile questions include what is living and what is dead in contemporary political ideas, traditional beliefs and inherited allegiances. How may a better future be constructed from our complex past? What commitments are needed to support the development of a global community?

A major resource for this study circle dialogue is the book Parapolitics. Readings will be posted to the IWC website at least a week before a topic is to be discussed. Copies of Parapolitics will be available for purchase at the meetings. Additional readings from Plato and other philosophers will be explored. Contemporary illustrations of parapolitical initiatives will be studied.


 

February 7

Plato's Crito. Click here for reading


February 14

"Agathon and the Cave", Parapolitics. Click here for reading

  February 21

"Tolerance and Civility", Parapolitics. Click here for reading

  February 28

"Tolerance and Civility", Parapolitics. Click here for reading

  March 7

"Equalilty in Theory and Practice", Parapolitics, pgs 74-81 . Click here for reading

  March 14

"Equalilty in Theory and Practice", Parapolitics, pgs 81-91. Click here for reading

  March 21

"Individuation: The Challenge of Self-Definition", Parapolitics, pgs 92-101. Click here for reading

  March 28

"Individuation: The Challenge of Self-Definition", Parapolitics, pgs 101-111. Click here for reading

  April 4

"The Revolutionary's Burden", Parapolitics, pgs 115-127. Click here for reading

  April 11

"Means and Ends", Parapolitics, pgs 128-136. Click here for reading

  April 18

"Means and Ends", Parapolitics, pgs 136-143. Click here for reading

  April 25

"The Fundamental Revolution: From Elitism to Equality", Parapolitics, pgs 222-229. Click here for reading

  May 2

"The Fundamental Revolution: From Elitism to Equality", Parapolitics, pgs 230-238. Click here for reading