Listen to Roland Barthes Deliver His 40-Hour Lecture Course, La Préparation du roman, in French (1978-80)

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http://ubumexico.centro.org.mx/sound/barthes_roland/roman_I/Barthes-Roland_LaPreparationDuRomanI_1978_01.

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Watch The Reality of the Virtual: 74 Minutes of Pure Slavoj Žižek (2004)

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Slavoj Žižek must make a tempting documentary subject; you have only to fire up the camera and let him do his thing.

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Theodor Adorno’s Philosophy of Punctuation

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German critical theorist Theodor Adorno is known for many things, but a light touch isn’t one of them. His work includes despairing post-fascist ethics and a study on the sociology and psychology of fascism. Those who dig deeper into his catalog may know his rigorously philosophical Negative Dialectics or dense, opaque Aesthetic Theory.

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Sun Ra’s Full Lecture & Reading List From His 1971 UC Berkeley Course, “The Black Man in the Cosmos”

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http://blog.sensitiveskinmagazine.com/wp-content/audio/Ra-Sun_Berkeley-Lecture_1971.mp3
A pioneer of “Afrofuturism,” bandleader Sun Ra emerged from a traditional swing scene in Alabama, touring the country in his teens as a member of his high school biology teacher’s big band.

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Ayn Rand Trashes C.S. Lewis in Her Marginalia: He’s an “Abysmal Bastard”

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The political intersection of Ayn Randian libertarians and Evangelical conservatives is a baffling phenomenon for most of us outside the American right. It’s hard to reconcile the atheist arch-capitalist and despiser of social welfare with, for example, the Sermon on the Mount.

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Susan Sontag Lectures On Literary Pornography (1964)

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Just above, in what seems to be the second in a series of five lectures Susan Sontag delivered at the 92nd St. Y in 1964, hear the novelist, filmmaker, and literary critic discuss what she calls “classical pornography”—which is not, in her definition, porn from ancient Greece.

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Jean-Paul Sartre Rejects the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964: “It Was Monstrous!”

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In a 2013 blog post, the great Ursula K. Le Guin quotes a London Times Literary Supplement column by a “J.C.,” who satirically proposes the “Jean-Paul Sartre Prize for Prize Refusal.” “Writers all over Europe and American are turning down awards in the hope of being nominated for a Sartre,” writes J.C.

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Routledge Gives Free Access to 6,000 eBooks in June (Including Philosophy & Cultural Studies Texts)

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A quick note: After digitizing over 15,000 books, Routledge has made 6,000 of these e-texts free for viewing during the month of June. You can browse the complete list of titles in Routledge’s e-catalog by clicking here.

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Introducing Ergo, the New Open Philosophy Journal

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The new open philosophy journal, Ergo, was “created in response to a need for general philosophy journals that are efficient, open access, inclusive, and transparent.” Traditional philosophy journals move slowly, taking somewhere between 5 and 9 months to tell scholars whether their submissions will be accepted or not.

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Slavoj Žižek Tells Jokes (NSFW)

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For Sigmund Freud, a joke was never just a joke, but a window into the unconscious, laughter an anxious symptom of recognition that something lost has resurfaced, distorted into humor. For Slovenian psychoanalytic philosopher Slavoj Žižek, jokes function similarly.

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