839 N. Parkman Ave 201., Los Angeles, CA
We will engage in a shared inquiry into the philosopher Slavoj Zizek.
Please review the following lectures and videos: Please cut and paste it into your web browser if the link is broken.
Watch on Youtube:
1. Slavoj Zizek: In a talk delivered at the Keine Disziplin festival in the Gessnerallee Zurich Slavoj discusses freedom, the possible and the impossible.
2. Slavoj Zizek: "How to Gain Power" Delivered at the Southbank Centre this talk is on power and betrayal in the wake of Brexit. Žižek explores what the referendum result and tells us about the rise of populism and the balance of power today.
3. Slavoj Zizek: "How to Examine Film" An interview given at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in which Zizek discusses his method for analyzing film through philosophy, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and ideology.
Please read the following:
4. Reading DISPARITIES published by Agent Swarm
(Don't be alarmed these are short entries.)
Part 1: Zizek, China Miéville and the Ontology of the Kraken
Part 2: disparity and speculative realism
Part 3: Zizek’s Quantum Hermeneutics
Part 4: non-standard ontology and its standard shadow
Part 5: OOO and the torture house of language
Part 6: The Failure of Substantialization
Part 7: OOO and “Spirit is a Bone”
Part 8: Zizek’s Critique of Ontological Reason
Part 9: The Problem of Zizek’s Realism
5. Purchase and read: Disparities by Slavoj Zizek Bloomsbury Academic (October 20, 2016)
(OPTIONAL: not necessary for participation in discussion but it goes to the meat and complete presentation and discussion of her argument)
The agenda of the meeting is the following:
7:30 P.M.: Doors open for early comers and pre-meeting social and chit chat.
8:00 P.M.: Meeting promptly begins. (Don't be late!) Some preliminaries on the rules of shared inquiry.
8:10 P.M.: Shared inquiry into Slavoj Zizek.
9:10 P.M.: Shared inquiry ends. The open free debate begins between those who are interested, post-meeting socializing for those who are not, and an exit opportunity for those who need to get home.
10:00 P.M. Meeting is officially over.
11:00 P.M Doors close.
There will be food and beverage available.
You are not required to bring anything other than your open mind, intelligent questions, and brilliant comments.
If you a new to shared inquiry or just want to brush up on the concept and basic rules here is a link to a good handbook on the topic from the Great Books Foundation:
Look forward to seeing you and a great meetup!