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Oregon Institute for Creative Research "Readings for Now" Series

Mother Foucault's Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison
523 SE Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)



Are there writings and records that can help us understand what is happening now?

Join the Oregon Institute for Creative Research for a roundtable discussion on Thursday, September 21. Please read the selections below ahead of time. They can be downloaded from the OICR website, and books in which they appear are available at Mother Foucault's.

Website: https://oicr-e4.org/events/readings-for-now


  • Hannah Arendt, “Lying in Politics,” Crises of the Republic, 3–13
  • Vilém Flusser, “Criteria—Crisis—Criticism,” Vilém Flusser: Writings, 42–50
  • Georg Simmel, “Knowledge, Truth, and Falsehood in Human Relations,” The Sociology of Georg Simmel, 307–316
  • Henri Lefebvre, “The Idea of Reality,” Critique of Everyday Life: Foundations for a Sociology of the Everyday, vol. II, 487–500
  • Theodor W. Adorno, “Opinion Delusion Society,” Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords, 105–122

Oregon Institute for Creative Research
Bringing together the long and rigorous tradition of critical theory and the emerging domain of creative research, the Oregon Institute for Creative Research: E4, a 501(c)(3), is a school and research institute devoted to work at the intersection of ethics, aesthetics, ecology, and education.

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