Thursday, September 25, 2008

In This Corner, Levy vs. Zizek!!!!

Yes, the greatest intellectual debate of the year.
The audio is available over at NYPL Live.

Bernard-Henri Lévy, France's "rock-star philosopher," and Slavoj Žižek, the Slovanian "Elvis of cultural theory," will scrutinize the totalitarianisms of the past as well as those of the future, as they argue for a new political and moral vision for our times and investigate the limits of tolerance.

Does the advent of capitalism cause more violence than it prevents? Is there violence in the simple idea of the neighbor? asks Zizek in Violence: Six Sideways Reflections.

Are human rights Western or Universal? How is it that progressives themselves-those who in the past defended individual rights and fought fascism-have now become the breeding ground for new kinds of dangerous attitudes? asks Lévy in Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against New Barbarism.

3 Comments:

Blogger Pasyon, Emmanuel C. said...

huwaw! di pamilyar tong si levy eh kaya kay zizek ang taya ko.

nakita mo na rin ba yung debate ni foucault at chomsky? la akong mahanap na dirediretso.

7:17 AM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

parang ali-frazier naman yung chomsky at foucault

9:34 AM  
Blogger Pasyon, Emmanuel C. said...

si chomsky si frazier, si foucault si ali. tas asa ringside mga multo nina marx, gramsci, at althusser. ayus! lezzgehtredditurhumbohlll!

(sorry, masyadong literal. hahaha)

12:52 PM  

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