Wednesday, September 4, 2013

PAPS series to screen "Living in the End of Times (According to Slavoj Žižek)"

WHAT: 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 Žižek).

WHEN: Monday, September 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 ŽiŽek. ŽiŽek’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, ŽiŽek 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 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 Gilman-Opalsky at 217/206-8328 or email

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