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Philosophers: Debates and Dialogues
Leszek Kolakowski & Henri Lefebvre: Evolution or Revolution
A film by Fons Elders
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There is talk of revolution in the conversation between Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski and Marxist sociologist and philosopher Henri Lefebvre -perhaps the most overtly political of the debates in this collection.

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Both men are former Communist Party members and they examine the role of Marxism and Marx's concept of alienation in creating a new consciousness and reorganizing society. A fascinating conversation on automation and its implications ensues - one in which Lefebvre is quite prescient on the notion of the increasing urbanization of the globe, and the rise of a society in which total surveillance through computers is a very real possibility.

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77 minutes / color
Release: 2012
Copyright: 1971

Subject areas:
Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Philosophers, Political Science, Political Theory, Sociology

Related Titles:
Philosophers: Debates and Dialogues: Four debates filmed in 1971 between renowed philosophers including Noam Chomsky, Michel Foucault, Arne Naess, Karl Popper, and others.

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