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ANTIDOXA 1– Reading group GMT

5th May 2023, 6 pm., Napoca,
str, no 16, 1st floor, Cluj Napoca

"The desirable goal of politics can be defined in philosophical terms by reflecting on what is Evil, the root cause of human suffering." (New Eastern European Left)

"Hippies, punks, antifas.
Feather merchants and shirkers.
Niggers. Lesbians. Anarchists. Jewish commies." (Dawn contemplation on communism and more)

There are many opinions about the thinking of Gáspár Miklós Tamás. Is there a political truth to be gleaned from his writings that goes beyond opinions? Once a month, we read a text from Gáspár Miklós Tamás' book “Antitézis” together, interpret it, discuss and debate it.

The reading group commemorates Gáspár Miklós Tamás (1948-1923), a prominent contemporary thinker with close ties to the academic and civic spheres of Cluj Napoca. Political philosopher and social theorist, he had taught at several universities in Europe and the US such as Yale, Oxford, and Chicago. His theoretical work and his presence in the political and public debates shaped the thinking of many readers – the reading group wishes to continue his way of raising questions.

On the 5th of May, we discussed the text “Communism on the Ruins of Socialism”. This time the discussion was led by Attila Szigeti. The language of these events is Hungarian.

The reading circle is a collaboration between, and Critical Theory and Multicultural Studies Master’s Program (UBB).

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