December 11, 2019
Written by Josiah Royce
Narrated by Joshua Noyer
"Our definition of the community warrants us in saying that many selves form one community when all are ideally extended so as to include the same object. But unless the ideal extensions of the self thus consciously involve past and future deeds and events that have to do with the objects in question, we shall not use these extensions to help us to define communities."
“Pp. 60-67.” The Problem of Christianity Lectures Delivered at the Lowell Institute in Boston, and at Manchester College, Oxford Vol II, by Josiah Royce, Macmillan, 1914.
December 8, 2019
Written by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Narrated by Joshua Noyer
"The perpetually recurring misapprehension of Freedom consists in regarding that term only in its formal, subjective sense, abstracted from its essential objects and aims; thus a constraint put upon impulse, desire, passion — pertaining to the particular individual as such — a limitation of caprice and self-will is regarded as a fettering of Freedom. We should on the contrary look upon such limitation as the indispensable proviso of emancipation. Society and the State are the very conditions in which Freedom is realized."
The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel With Prefaces by Charles Hegel and the Translator, J. Sibree, Copyright 1899 by The Colonial Press, pp. 40-42
December 5, 2019
Written and Narrated by Joshua Noyer
If State and government are not identical, then what are they; more importantly what is the State? Government exists within its institutions. Executive bodies, legislatures, and courts are easily identifiable and having shape and form. The State, being the product of human thought, lacks these qualities, so how can its portrait be drawn? How is it to be portrayed?
October 22, 2019
Participants: Joshua Noyer, John Maniglia, Sean Salas, and Evan Tobia
October 12, 2019
Participants: Joshua Noyer, John Maniglia, Evan Tobia, and Carl Nieves
October 7, 2019
Written by Filippo Marinetti
Narrated by Sean Salas
It is from Italy that we launch through the world this violently upsetting incendiary manifesto of ours. With it, today, we establish Futurism, because we want to free this land from its smelly gangrene of professors, archaeologists, ciceroni and antiquarians. For too long has Italy been a dealer in second-hand clothes. We mean to free her from the numberless museums that cover her like so many graveyards.
October 5, 2019
Participants: Joshua Noyer, Cole Williams, Sean Salas, John Maniglia, Evan Tobia, and Alex Johnston