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Reading Group is at 14:00 on Friday afternoons All are welcome to attend

Email Larry Bloom at l.bloom@ru.ac.za in order to be added to the mailing list and to receive the reading.
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This week we will be reading, "Philosophy and the Idea of Infinity," by Emmanuel Levinas. Some modern philosophers, Descartes among them, have used our ability to conceive of the infinite--a concept that has more reality than our minds--as a central claim in their arguments for the existence of God. In this essay Levinas takes such reasoning to task offering his own explanation for the possibility of our possessing such a strange concept. 

 

Thanks to Keagan for choosing this week's reading. I hope you can join us.

 

 

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