The Hong Kong Review of Books has launched a new series of interviews with some of the world’s best critical theorists.
In this video, Slavoj Zizek explains how ideology operates through a system of “belief through others.” In the context of Santa Claus, Zizek explains, parents pretend to believe in Santa on behalf of their children, who pretend to believe in Santa on behalf of the parents.
In 1791, Kant received a letter from Maria Von Herbert, an Austrian disciple of his philosophy. She wrote to him asking for advice on dealing with a recent heartbreak, a heartbreak so severe that she contemplated taking her own life until realizing that it would be against Kant’s work.
The thinker of simulacra talks about his contemporaries and friendship with Susan Sontag in this brief interview from the New York Times.
“I’m strapped to this journal,” Guattari begins, “Grunt. Heave. Impression that the ship is going down.”
The EDA’s second volume of essays is the discussion topic on the Zero Squared podcast this week as the philosophy lecturer Alfie Bown represents the aims of Every Day Analysis Collective and speaks up on Twerking and Turking both.
Making the rounds on social media today is an essay that then-student Jacques Derrida had written in English class entitled “Shakespeare’s Idea of Kingship.” While Derrida’s writing as a student may interest many, his teacher’s remarks are drawing far more attention.
Much of Nietzsche’s music compositions have since been performed, recorded and distributed online. That includes the complete array of his piano works performed by Michael Krucker and another compilation that includes his choral pieces and piano pieces performed by Lauretta Altman.