Diet Soap Update: 2001 aliens deleuze Hegel Kubrick Men in Black philosophy UFOs Zizek
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The guest this week is the pop philosopher Daniel Coffeen. Mister Coffeen is a recurring guest to Diet Soap and this week we discuss aliens, alienation, difference, 2001 and the Men in Black.
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At the start of this episode Daniel Coffeen and I mention a critical outline/essay about Kubrick’s film 2001 that was written by Margaret Stackhouse when she was a junior at North Plainfield High School in 70s. The essay was originally published in Jerome Agel’s book “The Making of 2001.” Here’s an excerpt from her essay:
I. The monolith – source of infinite knowledge and intelligence
A. Perfection represented in its shape; its color — black —
1. Evil and death, which result from man’s misuse of knowledge;
2. The incomprehensible — man, with his limited senses, cannot
comprehend the absence (perfect black) of color or light