Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday March 30, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:12 PM
Happy Birthday,
Warren Beatty

Parallax illustrated, from Wikipedia-- A star on two background colors, blue and red

Viewpoint A:
Blue —

Warren Beatty in the montage from 'The Parallax View'

Viewpoint B:

Red —

MIT Press:

The Parallax View

Slavoj Zizek
Published on
February 17, 2006

Zizek's book 'The Parallax View,' from MIT Press

Table of Contents and Sample Chapters

The Parallax View is Slavoj Zizek’s most substantial theoretical work to appear in many years; Zizek himself describes it as his magnum opus. Parallax can be defined as the apparent displacement of an object, caused by a change in observational position. Zizek is interested in the “parallax gap” separating two points between which no synthesis or mediation is possible, linked by an “impossible short circuit” of levels that can never meet. From this consideration of parallax, Zizek begins a rehabilitation of dialectical materialism.

“If you liked Badiou,
 you’ll love ‘Zizek!’.”

February 2009 entries  

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Wednesday March 30, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:28 PM

Logocentric Theology

Logic is all about the entertaining of possibilities.”

— Colin McGinn,
Mindsight: Image, Dream, Meaning,
Harvard U. Press (See yesterday’s entry.)

“God is the sum of all possibilities.”

— Isaac Bashevis Singer, according to
the Associated Press “Today in History
feature for today, March 30, 2005

“A probability space is a measure space with total measure one.”

Gregory F. Lawler, Probability Notes

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”

Deuteronomy 6:4

For other illustrations of logocentric theology, see

Matrix of the Death God (May 25, 2003),

Transcendental Meditation (July 30, 2003),

and, for Warren Beatty’s birthday today,

Graphical Password
(April 27, 2003).

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