Let's wrap this up! This week we finish talking about The Gift of Death by Jacques Derrida and wrap up his discussion of responsibility; we also touch on Heidegger's being toward death, Ursula K Le Guin's The Farthest Shore, and Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling in his conception of the story of Abraham and Isaac.
James thanks Thaddeus Russell and all the new ears, talks a little about a certain professor he doesn't like, then digs into helping you understand postmodernism as a thing and deconstruction.
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I'm in my car on my way to work, here's what's on my mind. I talk about meeting up with Thaddeus, the anxiety of it, some of my religious grounding at the moment, and then I lie to you about covering an essay by Derrida. Haha, sucker.
Examine book two of the Earthsea novels, "The Tombs of Atuan," and discover themes about gender, politics, and ritualism.
This is the first episode of my new side podcast, Snacks and Hacks, the place where philosophy talks shit. Kant's a bum and should be ignored.
Explore the philosophical foundations of Earthsea in the first of a six part series of Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea novels. This time, James covers A Wizard of Earthsea and sets the groundwork for its philosophy of power, language, and ethics.
Well, Nietzsche's birthday just passed so I guess it's time to cover some German nihilism! This episode I go over Nietzsche's essay "On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense.'
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A few words on Foucault, French poststructuralist philosopher.
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Book: Foucault "Power" edited by James Faubion