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

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Zizek on Buddhism

Slavoj is going to lecture on Buddhism fairly shortly at Birkbeck. I wonder what he's going to say? My friend Marcus Boon wondered whether it was going to bring ecology without nature in line with Buddhism—which would be excellent. My less sanguine guess is that he's going to peel Buddhism away from neuroscience.

This has been a project within Buddhism and Buddhist studies in any case—Eleanor Rosch has been on it for some time, for instance. But I imagine that it will be coming from a more critical place: Buddhism is ideology, not science, or scientism-as-ideology.

Is anyone going, and would anyone like to record it for me? Or take notes?


andrew morse said...

I'm going but Birkbeck usually podcast public lectures.

I'll send you my notes if they don't.

It's seems difficult to prove i'm not a robot; i've incorrectly entered the required characters 3 times.

Tyler Phan said...

I'll be there. I will try to record it if the podcasts don't cut it for you.

postponement said...


I was wondering if any of you were able to record Zizek's lecture on Buddhism?

Zorger Sergiu said...

Did somoen manage to record it?
Please, if you could, I would really apreaciate a link or a downloadable.
Thank you very much

Tyler Phan said...

This event is cancelled due to health issues. Just got the news last night.