The Philosophy Cabinet**

announces

a  philosophical dinner

on

                  

“Authenticity”, Thurs. June 9

 

Authenticity has become the measure for us between our personal nature and our socialized identity.  Philosophically, this term finds its roots in Heidegger’s Being and Time, in which the search for one’s authenticity in an inauthentic world is part of our ontological struggle.  Charles Taylor in The Ethics of Authenticity, elaborates this notion and proposes it as the foundation of ethical behavior and/or an ethical system.  We’ve often heard the expressions :

‘Be yourself’, ‘Be natural’, find the authentic you and yet we’re not quite sure of what that means.  If we get to know ourselves through others, how much are we ourselves or the expectations/projections of others or the ‘generalized’ other.  Is it possible to be authentic when we’re born into a society already established ?  Is it a dialectic between the innate and acquired (nature/nurture)?

 

Dinner hosted by   Gale Prawda, Ph. D

 

Rendez vous at  19:30

 Canard’avril Rest.

                                   5, rue Paul Lelong              75002 Paris  M° Bourse

 

Participation fee    36 euros per person (members 32 euros)

 

“Dreams & Illusions II”,  Sunday July 10 (barbecue)13:30

 

chez Prawda

26, rue de l’Avenir

92170 Vanves

 

Dreams & illusions are often representations of reality, though relegated to a less important level than that of rational thinking.  What are their impact on ‘rational thinking ?  Where do they draw their sources from ?  Are they expressions of our unconscious ?  Is rationality linked to consciousness and irrationality (in terms of dreams and illusions) linked to unconsciousness ?  Is there a collective unconscious that structures these dreams and/or illusions ?  And lastly, how do dreams & illusions affect us in our daily lives ? These are some of the questions we’ll be looking at more closely.

 

Participation fee    26 euros (members 22 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,   website: http//www.philodialogue.com email:galeprawda@wanadoo.fr)

Cancellations accepted no later than 48 hours before the dinner date

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