I'd like to convene a reading and discussion group via this site, and I'm checking here to see if there are any readers interested in participating. The idea (so far, anyway) works along the following lines: Each week, I post a link to an academic article. Group members read the article, and then we meet to engage a conversation about that article. Suggestions for variations on the theme are welcome. Possible variations I'm considering include a different presenter each week, in charge of giving a synopsis and leading the discussion.
Update: As per the preliminary chat between @JosephWeissman and myself, the discussion group is tentatively scheduled on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays, at 9pm EST. Additional input from interested parties is greatly appreciated! I will lead discussion of the topics at hand, and the topics will proceed along the following lines:
Analytic Reading List:
Quine - "Two Dogmas of Empiricism"
Putnam - "Meaning and Reference"
Davidson - "Actions, Reasons, and Causes"
Chomsky - (TBD)
Fodor - "LOT 2"
Stainton - "Meaning and Reference: Some Chomskyan Themes"
Rey - "In Defense of Folieism"
Jackendoff - "Finding Meaning in the Mind (Where It Belongs)"
Rey - "The Intentional Inexistence of Language (But Not Cars)"
Clark and Chalmers - "The Extended Mind"
Carruthers - (TBD, Probably something to do with Embodied Cognition)
Marcus - "Why There Are No Token States"
Continental Reading List:
Deleuze - Chap. 3 and Chap. 5 from "The Logic of Sense"
Guittari - Selections from "The Machinic Unconscious"
Dolar - Selections from "A Voice and Nothing More"
Update 2 - How would the interested parties feel about using a video chat discussion instead of a chatroom typing discussion?