Started by FreakAnimalFinland, March 14, 2013, 11:14:36 AM
Quote from: redswordwhiteplough on March 14, 2013, 11:29:45 PMThere's a book in finnish called Heidegger, Zizek ja vallankumous.
QuoteSynopsisCultural theorist superstar Slavoj Žižek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes ("The Pervert's Guide to Cinema") for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Žižek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. As the ideology that undergirds our cinematic fantasies is revealed, striking associations emerge: What hidden Catholic teachings lurk at the heart of "The Sound of Music?" What are the fascist political dimensions of "Jaws?" "Taxi Driver," "Zabriskie Point," "The Searchers," "The Dark Knight," John Carpenter's "They Live," and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform Žižek's stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant.
Quote from: FreakAnimalFinland on July 22, 2013, 05:14:58 PMQuote from: redswordwhiteplough on March 14, 2013, 11:29:45 PMThere's a book in finnish called Heidegger, Zizek ja vallankumous.Very good book! Took while to buy it, and doesn't appear to be kind of book to hit the discount bin, so just went for the regular priced edition.This book is more about Heidegger than Zizek. Basically the name says it all: "Heidegger, Zizek and revolution". It observes most of all revolutionary spirit in Heidegger and mirrored through support or criticism of Zizek. Both of these guys representing the idea of necessity that philosophy is not removed from life. That it's not just theory or understanding existence, but invades into concrete human life and politics. It observes criticism towards Heidegger from vast number of sources and different philosophical stands. While it is surprisingly objective and neutral about national socialism (what obviously comes up in case of Heidegger) it does present some tough questions and criticism towards everybody, exposing fragile parts of all mentioned people.However, the key to whole book is the notion of philosophy and understanding of life as integral part of life, as opposed to separating the two for sake of "pure philosophy". Recommended!Book exists only in Finnish.
Quote from: FreakAnimalFinland on March 18, 2013, 08:59:49 AMPutting Hegel together with Marxism might turn off people, so could be very easy to quickly remind that he represents german idealism. Marxism is basically opposite, being materialist worldview (some would call it realism). The fact that Hegel would present State as ultimate form of spirit, would be of course repulsive for individualists, but it's influence is extremely wide.
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