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Slavoj Zizek Freedom in the Cloud (In These Times)
"Back in 1843, the young Karl Marx claimed that the German ancien regime “only imagines that it believes in itself and demands that the world should imagine the same thing.” In such a situation, to put shame on those in power becomes a weapon—or, as Marx goes on: “The actual pressure must be made more pressing by adding to it consciousness of pressure, the shame must be made more shameful by publicizing it.” And this, exactly, is our situation today: we are facing the shameless cynicism of the representatives of the existing global order who only imagine that they believe in their ideas of democracy, human rights, etc. What happens in Wikileaks disclosures is that the shame, theirs and ours for tolerating such power over us, is made more shameful by publicizing it. What we should be ashamed of is the worldwide process of the gradual narrowing of the space for what Immanuel Kant called the “public use of reason.”"
shame  snowden  slavojzizek  immanuelkant  karlmarx  marx  public  publishing 
august 2013 by gohai
Charles Bremner - Times Online - WBLG: Bernard-Henri Lévy comes a cropper with fake philosopher
Our friend Bernard-Henry Lévy, France's most dashing thinker, has egg on his face today after it was discovered that he had fallen for a well-known literary hoax. The story is delicious.
immanuelkant  bernardhenrilevy  hoax 
february 2010 by hauntedtapedeck
The Bernstein Tapes is the sequel to an actual tape recording of J.M. Bernstein's lecture on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit in Berkeley, CA, 1994. Also featured: Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and Critique of Judgment. They are downloadable and freely distributable.
philosophy  gwfhegel  immanuelkant  germanidealism  lectures 
march 2009 by hauntedtapedeck

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