Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Talks on Buddhism by Morton, Boon, and Cazdyn


MLA 2011 was truly a new thing, insofar as three scholars who study and practice Buddhism took to the podium and gave some searching talks on Buddhism, philosophy, politics, aesthetics and more. You'll hear some diversity in the talks and you'll hear some similarities too. We were very excited by it. I was excited to hear Marcus's new work on this (he's already done a lot in In Praise of Copying). There was some very profound material in there about Badiouian (mis)recognitions of Buddhism. Eric's piece was a revelation, totally crystalline and elegant. It was an honor to share the stage with them.

Here is the song sheet:
Marcus Boon, Introduction.
Tim Morton, “What's Eating Slavoj Žižek?”
Marcus Boon, “Aporias of Relaxation.”
Eric Cazdyn, “Praxis at the Start and at the End: Buddhism, Psychoanalysis, Marxism.”



Tulku Urgyen's stupa in Crestone, Colorado

8 comments:

DAF said...

Always amazed me that no one has every really done anything with Eleanor Rosch's work outside the "4ea" School of thought. Her paper on Dzogchen, "Beginner's Mind; Paths to the Wisdom that is not Learned" is brilliant. To say nothing of Ronell's reading of the pedagogic value of the Koan. Are any of these papers available anywhere yet????

Timothy Morton said...

Hey thanks--I'll ask Eleanor about that one, I'm not sure she's ever sent it to me. Didn't know about Ronell's, let's find it!

captain furious said...

Sad to say I had to miss this panel because I had to be elsewhere. Sounds great though. Will give it a listen soon.

DAF said...

Meant your MLA papers not Rosch or Ronell! ;) Can send if you like. Just responded to tweet for Ronell ref. Let us know about AA gig would love to come! Cheers

Timothy Morton said...

DAF, I have the Rosch essay on Dzogchen: it will appear in Ferrari, M. & Potworowski, G. (Eds.). Teaching for Wisdom, Hillsdale NJ: Erlbaum, in press.

Timothy Morton said...

Oops, Teaching for Wisdom came out (Springer, 2010).

Bartelby said...

this is amazing stuff, thanks.Is there any way, though, that i can download this so i can listen on my mp3 player, or is it only to be streamed?

Bartelby said...

never mind. i figured it out!