Peter Rollins - The Archive
Peter Rollins - The Archive
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This is an archive of various talks and reflections that Peter has given in recent years. The archive is constantly being updated with old and new material, so subscribe to be kept up to date.
Capitalism and Desire | Shielding our Eyes from the Gaze
The is an except from part three of a ten part reading group I ran on the book Capitalism and Desire by Todd McGowan. In this clip I outline the main themes from the third chapter of the text. You can find the whole course on my Patreon.
Oct 17
24 min
What Does the Miser Lose | Weil and the Non-Existent Reality of God
What Does the Miser Lose | Weil and the Non-Existent Reality of God by Peter Rollins
Oct 3
59 min
Social Media Rage and the Gaze (with Michael Gungor)
Recently I joined Michael Gungor for a conversation about themes connected to projection, the Gaze and unhealthy trends in social media. This was part of a Liturgists episode looking at Cancel Culture, which you can find on their podcast channel.
Oct 1
41 min
God as Ground or Gap | Tillich, Caputo and Žižek on the Absolute
The work of Paul Tillich and Slavoj Zizek criss-cross in a number of fascinating ways. While Tillich rightly passes as a theist, and Zizek rightly passes as an atheist, there is an atheistic dimension in the work of the former and a theistic dimension in the work of the latter. In addition to this, Tillich’s theological vocation is profoundly philosophical, while Zizek’s philosophical project has a deeply theological core. Both draw from similar intellectual sources (German Idealism, Psychoanalysis, Marxism), both wrestle with the nature of desire (Ultimate Concern, Drive) and both offer a reading of true religion as the revelation of a type of quantum indeterminacy at the heart of reality. In this seminar, I will draw out the ways in which Tillich and Zizek orbit around a similar constellation of questions. Once we have seen how their work is complimentary in many ways, I’ll turn my attention to their differences regarding the ultimate aim of religion and the nature of salvation, or the cure. All my lectures can be watched live or later via Patreon. To access this - and all other - pyroseminars, you just need to be signed up to the Flame level, or above, on Patreon.
Sep 28
55 min
Capitalism and Desire | The Psychic Constitution of Private Space
The is an except from part two of a ten part reading group I ran on the book Capitalism and Desire by Todd McGowan. In this clip I outline the main themes from the second chapter of the text. You can find the whole course on my Patreon.
Sep 27
24 min
Capitalism and Desire | The Subject of Desire and the Subject of Capitalism
The is an except from part one of a ten part reading group I ran on the book Capitalism and Desire by Todd McGowan. In this clip I outline the main themes from the first chapter of the text. You can find the whole course on my Patreon.
Sep 19
18 min
Concluding Q&A
Concluding Q&A by Peter Rollins
Sep 19
1 hr 14 min
Absurdo Confido | VI
Absurdo Confido | VI by Peter Rollins
Jul 26
49 min
Non-Membership | Part V
In this penultimate seminar in my six part series on Pyrotheology, we look at the idea of a community that helps people affirm their individuality. A community that enables us to think for ourselves, take responsibility for our actions, and find freedom from the tyranny of utopia.
Jul 19
1 hr 13 min
The Happy Reaper | Part IV
In my forth seminar from the six part Pyrotheology course, we delve into the meaning of Lack as a positive force. Here we touch on the idea of a community held together by a shared loss and how the sacred returns to us in a virtual form after its loss as a fantasmic, fictional object. Get full seminars, book studies and courses by joining up at https://pyrotheology.com
Jul 13
1 hr 21 min
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