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The Political Art and the Public Sphere (PAPS) series at the University of Illinois Springfield presents a screening and discussion of the film Living in the End of Times (According to Slavoj Zizek).
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Brookens Auditorium on the lower level of Brookens Library at UIS
DETAILS: One of the world’s most famous living philosophers is Slovenian thinker Slavoj Zizek’s talks pack auditoriums and stadiums around the world, and he has achieved a peculiar “celebrity” status, despite the fact that he writes books about G.W.F. Hegel and Jacques Lacan. In this film, Zizek is alone on a stage, surrounded by giant television screens, bombarded with clips of images and quotes revolving around four major issues: the economic crisis, ecology, war and the state of democracy.
The PAPS series is a monthly event on the UIS campus hosted by Dr. Richard Gilman-Opalsky, associate professor of Political Philosophy.
The theme of the Fall 2013 PAPS series is “Theory in the World.” The series is dedicated to discussions of social and political questions relating to theory and praxis, that is, to the role of thinking in dealing with real problems of economic crisis, war, democracy and ecology. The Fall 2013 series explores the importance of philosophy for human action in the world. PAPS events are included in the Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series. All events are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Dr. Gilman-Opalsky at 217/206-8328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.