A Philospher’s “Nirvana”

[and maybe for media and film lovers as well]

There is an organization based in Switzerland called the European Graduate School. They have an extensive video collection on YouTube of their guest lecturers. Check the About Me section and perhaps you’ll recognize a few names. Here is the blurb from their channel EGS Video:

Videos and video clips of lectures, sessions, and interviews at European Graduate School (EGS), Media and Communication Studies Department, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe.

The European Graduate School (EGS) Media and Communications Studies program, facilitating creative breakthroughs and theoretical paradigm shifts, brings together master’s and doctoral students with the visionaries and philosophers of the media world who inspire learning about art, philosophy, communications, film, literature, internet, web and cyberspace studies from a cross-disciplinary perspective.

To learn more about our program, visit
Contact: Prof. Hendrik Speck

About Me:

Faculty and Guest Lecturers: Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, John Perry Barlow, Victor Burgin, Judith Butler, Sophie Calle, Hélène Cixous, David Cronenberg, Michel Deguy, Manuel DeLanda, Atom Egoyan, Tracey Emin, Peter Greenaway, Donna Haraway, Michael Hardt, Michel Houellebecq, Paul D. Miller, DJ Spooky, Jean-Luc Nancy, Quay Brothers, Bruce Sterling, Paul Virilio, John Waters, Slavoj Zizek, Jean-François Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Derrida

Hometown: Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe

Country: Germany

Schools: European Graduate School (EGS)

Hobbies: Philosophy, Knowledge, Wisdom, Sharing, Teaching, Research, and Public Service.

I did a search in their videos on the subject of Religion just to see if there was anything. The philosophical viewpoints regarding religion tend to be analytical. Zizek discusses it in the context of materialism in his posted series Materialism and Theology for example. He also has a series called A Plea for Ethical Violence which I haven’t watched yet but I find the title rather intriguing. There’s even Jacques Derrida. On Forgiveness. 2004. There are other series titles such as Love and Community Right to Have Rights and  Science, Democracy and Philosophy which also sound interesting. All of the topics are listed here.

There are lectures also by film directors such as David Cronenberg, John Waters, Peter Greenaway and Atom Egoyan and writers like Bruce Sterling and Michel Houellebecq (whose recent novel The Possibility of an Island is just exceptional as well as rather Dystopian-would love to see it as a movie) in addition to the philosophers.

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One comment on “A Philospher’s “Nirvana”

  1. Thanks. Will check this out. A treasure trove if ever there was one.

    Re Duende. An English author, whose name escapes me, wrote a book entitled Duende about 5 years ago. It’s sat on my bookshelf in Murcia, so i’ll get round to reading it in a few weeks.

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