“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

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?


Unknown 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?

Unknown 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.