Thursday, October 21, 2010
Today's video starring Dr. Zizek, a Marxist-philosopher, was very different. Throughout the entire film I was wondering when it would be over until he said something that caught and kept my attention for the rest of the class. The idea that we all think we're free because we lack the language to articulate our confinement. This really struck a nerve with me because so many times I find myself unable to find the words to describe exactly what I feel about certain "rights" we (Americans) believe we have. Also Dr. Zizek's question of "What is freedom?" seemed relevant to what he deals the duty of a philosopher. The duty of a philosopher is not to solve issues but to redefine them in order to find the solution.