Shawver, Lois - DVD - WHEN WITTGENSTEIN AND LYOTARD TALKED WITH JACK AND JILL
In this lively film, two famous philosophers are magically brought back to
Life by Jack, a philosophy student, in order that they might explain postmodernism to his friend Jill, a therapy and counseling student. Jill finds philosophy difficult but relevant to her studies. However, once she adapts to the magical situation she enjoys herself and asks these philosophers all the difficult questions that postmodernism invites. The philosophers, in their turn, answer her graciously and in ordinary English. Gradually, the surprising simplicity of their explanations makes the postmodern therapy movement understandable and inviting. The key philosophers brought to life are Ludwig von Wittgenstein and Francois Lyotard. Lyotard is the author most responsible for making the word “postmodern” a household word. Wittgenstein’s ideas are central to most postmodern therapists and they are key to Lyotard’s philosophy of the postmodern. The film is 54 minutes long, and serves both as an instructional medium for therapists and graduate students and as an engaging introduction to postmdernism for all. The script was written by Lois Shawver, who is also the narrator.
Running Time : 54:00 Minutes
Lois Shawver, Ph.D. a clinical psychologist who hosts a notoriously popular listserv for therapists and graduate students interested in postmodernism as it relates to therapy. In addition to authoring numerous websites on postmodern therapy, she has authored two books, Nostalgic Postmodernism and The Flag was Still and also a number of professional articles and book chapters. She is a member of the Virtual Faculty and its associated teaching institute connected with Massey University, and she is on the editorial board for the American Journal of Psychoanalysis and The New Therapist.
Ludo Gielen is a psychologist, movie director and actor who lives in Belgium.
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