Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hitchcock, Lacan, Freud, and Zizek

And you thought Carl Jung was esoteric! Zach is investigating the "Freudian horn" of psychoanalysis this year, and Ethan is going with him. Jacques Lacan, most influential Freudian psychoanalyst since Freud himself. Lacan, Foucault, Deleuze, Guatarri, Baudrillard... what IS it with all these FRENCH guys? Are they worth the time it takes to understand them? The Trio have to walk a fine line between appreciating... and ignoring... the deluge of post-World War II French thought. Those Americans. They don't know what they've gotten themselves into!

Anyway, Zach thinks that the psychology of Jacques Lacan might contain something Carl Jung failed to mention. Something to do with paranoid thinking, impenetrable jargon, and wooden floors. The Trio are committed to leaving no floor board unturned! And it's all for YOU, our loyal listeners.

The movie Zach mentions is called Phoenix. It came out recently, and it's in German.

Check out this episode!

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