Class Review

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11 Apr 2012
School
Course
Professor
VIC103Y1: Ideas and Fine Thoughts March 19th, 2012.
VIC103 Test
Can bring dictionary
Camus
Why are we here on earth? What are we doing?
Disjunction from being here with no particular reason for being herehe called
this the absurd
Also knew that he himself had faced disease, so also saw that there is a level of
estrangement amongst human beings, have not gotten to meet people, community
is difficult to build
How do you make community? How do you make yourself concept fo rebellion
In political sense, cannot be any rebellion
Caligula is philosopher king, tries to bring light to society through use of power,
but wrong use of power
He epitomizes the problem of politics and world that we are trying to createnew
consciousness
Jean Paul Sartre:
How do you use your freedom to construct a meaningful life
No exit: everyone is hell, cannot do anything nowreflection on what they did
with their lives
How they took their freedom in the past and what they did with their lives
Sartre is concerned w/ freedom and how you need to take a lesson from
freedomto do something with your life
Durrenmatt
The Visit: the question that dominates discussion of justice over revenge
Revenge historically was part of ‘an eye for an eye
How does a community ensure justice?
Did they reach this sense of justice
Was old woman in end, given the justice she deserved
Was the shopkeeper’s death appropriate?
Durrenmatt also interested in schematics of politics
Monster lecture on justice: contrasts existential questions w/ questions of social
organization
Kronenberg
Interested in technology and its relationship to humans
Technology and its relational to sexuality
Ballard
Science fiction is the way we talk about reality
The way we can imagine different futures
Crash: the loss of sense of self, loss of desire, relationships drain out
How do you reenergize this sense of self, etc in the way that technology has
changed us
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