The Samovar

A brief intro to Zizek
October 27, 2010, 10:00 am
Filed under: Politics, zizek

To those of you who somehow have managed to not come across Slavoz Žižek, Slovenian psychoanalytic philosopher / cultural theorist, here’s a nice, short animation that does the basics. If you haven’t read him or seen him talk before, you should really take a look (and it’s quite fun even if you have).

Atheism in 10 minutes
October 26, 2010, 1:19 pm
Filed under: Religion | Tags: ,

I haven’t been blogging much for quite a long time, mostly because I haven’t had the time to write any long, carefully argued posts. So as not to let this blog become totally moribund, I thought I might post a few shorter, incomplete entries. So, let’s kick off with a video someone sent me last night giving a very brief (10 minute) statement of “lack of belief” as a definition of atheism. It’s sort of unarguable in some sense. (Or is it just that it says things I agree with?)