This week we discuss how and why mental health has become a growing political issue. What are the differences in the way the political parties approach this problem? Is it something that unites or divides people across generations and classes? And what can politicians do to help us cope? Plus we talk about whether politics itself has become a more stressful job than it used to be. With Helen Thompson and Chris Brooke.
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Slavoj Zizek – ‘You have to be stupid to see that’: Ideology in Daily Life 2 | Backdoor Broadcasting Company
Event Date: 17 May 2017
Clore Management Centre
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1E 7JL
The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents:
‘You have to be stupid to see that’: Ideology in Daily Life – A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek
Reality as Constricted Ideology
Speaker: Slavoj Žižek, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Chair: Stephen Frosh, Pro-Vice-Master Birkbeck University of London
According to Giorgio Agamben,‘thought is the courage of hopelessness’ – an insight especially pertinent for our historical moment when even the most pessimist diagnostics finishes with an uplifting hint at the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. The true courage is not to see this mirage, not to imagine an alternative, but to accept the consequences of the fact that there is no discernible alternative: the dream of an alternative is a sign of theoretical cowardice, it functions as a fetish which prevents us to think to the end the deadlock of our predicament. The true courage is to admit that the light at the end of the tunnel is most likely the headlight of another train approaching us from the opposite direction, from ecological threat to a new world war.
The Masterclass will be spread over two sessions:1. Monday 15 May, 2-4pm: Ideology as Augmented Reality
- Wednesday 17 May, 2-4pm: Reality as Constricted Ideology
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Will Self reflects on the joys of genealogy.
This is the fifth section of our course on Emotional Intelligence, “Search Inside Yourself”.
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Speaker(s): Jeremy Corbyn
Chair: Dr Robin Archer
Recorded on 17 May 2016 at Old Theatre, Old Building
Trust and belief in politicians is low, while the crash has broken the idea that each generation will be better off. How can we rebuild hope? Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) is Leader of the Labour Party and MP for Islington North. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE. The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE’s most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband’s spirit of free social inquiry.
This week we’re joined by Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress and the CEO of Automattic.
Following on from the subjects discussed in the series so far, writers Will Wiles and James Bridle joined Ben Vickers to discuss the relationships between visibility, labour, aesthetics and technology, from the relationship between class and hi-visibility workwear to Internet Eyes and distributed automation.
Discover the real tools for changing your self-image, how to be a leader in your life, and more with Bob Proctor.
Find out how utilizing smart paleo principles can radically boost your productivity. Find out what to eat, how to structure your day 10 times better, and much more.
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