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  1. Carlo Marx
    Carlo Marx
    "Dis-enclosure", is it? Looks interesting. I'm in the middle of Zizek's "Less Than Nothing", which is quite a tome. He spends a lot of time developing his brand of Christian materialism, which (I think?) shares its main thesis with Nancy's: that Christianity is inherently atheistic. Is religion your area?
    Mar 18, 2016
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  2. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    Thats awesome man, no, religion is not my area of expertise, im trying to get into the topic, but in tiptoes, it's really hard, but fascinating,
    Mar 18, 2016
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  3. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    yes, basically Nancy believes modernity is just a word we use to disguise Christianity, its a compilation of text and essays he wrote trought his life on the topic but its fascinating, the approach he made towards nihilism and the kingdom of god is just breathtaking, you ended up like, ok, i didn't understood Nietzsche whatsoever.
    Mar 18, 2016
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  4. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    I like Zizek a lot, i like this idea of taking the academic discussion out for a ride, to see the world, and he does that very well, he is very appealing and he storage his clothes in the kitchen, that makes him even more likeable.
    Mar 18, 2016
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  5. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    Im a "specialist" (big word) in post structuralist authors, My thesis was about cemeteries as dispositions of inclusion and exclusion such as Hospitals and mental houses (very foucault) its incomplete because i was young and ambitious but it got me my degree. now im working on the ayatollah and Peron, and how they are related, in a political and theological way,
    Mar 18, 2016
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  6. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    Nancy helps me to understand better how this hidden atheism in monotheistic religions (specially christianity) works in twelvers and the hiding Iman like Shias from iran.
    Mar 18, 2016
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  7. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    But again im only 28, im just playing, like when i was i kid and i mimic Morrissey in front of the mirror, now im just playing the philosopher.
    Mar 18, 2016
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  8. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    what about you man? are you a philosopher yourself?
    Mar 18, 2016
  9. Carlo Marx
    Carlo Marx
    Very cool. Religion is such a huge, daunting area to approach; but it's an undeniable fixture of the horizon of our thought.
    Mar 19, 2016
  10. Carlo Marx
    Carlo Marx
    One of my areas of study over the last few years has been Judeo-Christian religion (reading the Hebrew bible, the New Testament, Charles Taylor, Agamben, etc.), from a philosophical perspective. I'd find it too scary to study monotheism more broadly, to take in Islam in all its complexity. You're a brave man!
    Mar 19, 2016
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  11. Carlo Marx
    Carlo Marx
    One of the difficulties is the influence Nancy and Zizek have in common: Lacan. To get monotheism you have to go through Lacan, and that can be a real pain in the arse. I'm working my way through Lacan's seminars at the moment. Not fun.
    Mar 19, 2016
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  12. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    i have the theory lacan is just an asshole that is writing in such a difficult way to cover up the fact that there is actually nothing behind it. But maybe thats because i just dont like him.
    Mar 19, 2016
  13. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    Didier Eribon is my man, he came to Argentina last year and we have a great talk about the falic society and monotheisim, great dude.
    Mar 19, 2016
  14. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    I think that you should go all in with Blanchot, he is the source of most Nancy and Zizek though process regarding christianity, and he is much pleasent to read than someone like Lacan who is just too all over the place.
    Mar 19, 2016
  15. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    Mar 19, 2016
  16. Carlo Marx
    Carlo Marx
    The word "philosopher" is too grand for me, or almost anyone really. I'm a writer/musician by profession, but maybe one day I'll be able to call myself a philosopher. Until then, I'm with you in front of the mirror. I'll be Marr.
    Mar 19, 2016
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  17. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    i get it, im the same, im an expermental musician myself,
    Mar 19, 2016
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  18. Carlo Marx
    Carlo Marx
    I did that very course! The Yale (Dale B. Martin) one on the New Testament is even better.
    Mar 19, 2016
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  19. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    love it, when he starts signing with the class... epic moment. great dude
    Mar 19, 2016
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  20. Carlo Marx
    Carlo Marx
    I totally understand where you're coming from re. Lacan. For a long time I thought he was an obscurantist, and my main interest is the grand system builders (Aristotle, Spinoza, Hegel, Badiou), so I ignored him.
    Mar 19, 2016
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  21. Carlo Marx
    Carlo Marx
    BUT... I was convinced by Badiou that Lacan is worth pursuing. There is a reason why so much 20th cent. thought has been marked by Lacan's influence. E.g., Badiou is very far from being a fanciful, poetic, obscurantist philosopher.
    Mar 19, 2016
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  22. Carlo Marx
    Carlo Marx
    In short, if you love Nietzsche and/or Marx, you will fall for Lacan too. It just takes a lot of pushing through his "performative" style. "The Lacanian Subject" by Bruce Fink is very helpful.
    Mar 19, 2016
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  23. Carlo Marx
    Carlo Marx
    I'm going to check out Blanchot now.
    Mar 19, 2016
  24. MaraDon
    MaraDon
    you should definetly check Both Blanchot and Eribon, THe former when it comes to christianity and the later because he is so audatious, he basically calls Lacan an Homophobe. And yes i need to give lacan an honest shot, is just that im with so many things at the same time, and Lacan looks like its going to demand 2-3 years of just him to really get him.
    Mar 19, 2016
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