Examining life, thanks to viajedeida


Thanks to a recent visit from Sñr Smeete, a link has been given to a fine website topdocumentaryfilms.com containing fine videos and documentaries and from that to the vid Examined Life. It includes one of the slickest dudes around, Cornel West, earlier seen bogeying out to music during his interview on Democracy Now, a pure legend. Anyway, from that we have found spanish subtitled version of this vid, so enjoy…


In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas.

Peter Singer’s thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue’s posh boutiques. Slavoj Zizek questions current beliefs about the environment while sifting through a garbage dump. Michael Hardt ponders the nature of revolution while surrounded by symbols of wealth and leisure.

Judith Butler and a friend stroll through San Francisco’s Mission District questioning our culture’s fixation on individualism. And while driving through

Manhattan, Cornel West—perhaps America’s best-known public intellectual—compares philosophy to jazz and blues, reminding us how intense and invigorating a life of the mind can be.

Offering privileged moments with great thinkers from fields ranging from moral philosophy to cultural theory, Examined Life reveals philosophy’s power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it.

(Subtitled version in 10 parts, first 7 of which are in Spanish, thanks to viajedeida)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10


3 Responses to Examining life, thanks to viajedeida

  1. fuspey says:

    A good response to this film is “Philosophy: Guide to Happiness” found at http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/philosophy-guide-to-happiness/

  2. fuspey says:

    The Cork anarchists showed this film down in the bookshop Solidarity Books, infos here – http://www.indymedia.ie/article/97039

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