The Philosophy Cabinet**

announces

a  philosophical dinner

on

 

DESIRE, Wednesday, June 18

 

“Desire is the essence of man” (Spinoza).  Desire, whether in compliance or against it, is at the root of all action. Is desire the ultimate expression of individual freedom or a result of education, culture and society ?  Are we responsible for our unconscious as well as conscious desires? In most 20th century philosophy desire is related to sex (Freud) or power (Hegel). Can it be reduced to the dichotomy of passion or reason? We often desire what we can’t have, and once attained the object of our desire is no longer desirable. Is desire, as Sartre claimed, only the pursuit of an impossible ideal, and a  futile “impulse towards being”?

 

Rendez vous at  19:30

 Canard’avril Rest.

5, rue Paul Lelong

75002 Paris

 

Participation fee    36 euros per person (members 32 euros)

Attention !  Places limited to 25 persons per dinner

 

Reservation coupon to be detached below and sent to :

Media Supplies & Services International, Ltd., 26, rue de l’Avenir, 92170  Vanves

accompanied with your check.  Thank you.  (Information tel. 01.40.95.05.67; fax: 01.46.45.85.49,

new website: http// www.philodialogue.com e-mail : mssiprawda@aol.com)

 

Cancellations accepted no later than 48 hours before the dinner date

**a subdivision of Media Supplies & Services International, Ltd.

*** see behind for directions to Prawda (War & Peace barbecue)

 

 

Last Name…………………………..First Name………………………………

Address…………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………Telephone…………………………………

I  reserve…places for the “War & Peace” barbecue on Sunday, June 8 ( 30 euros / 26 euros)

      places for the “Desire” dinner on Wednesday, June  18 ( 36 euros / 32 euros)

 

Enclosed my check for place(s) ………x  ____________    =  .……..

(checks payable to Media Supplies & Services International – MSSI)