|WBAI And NPR Playhouse|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Tim Jerome, Mark Hammer, Arthur Miller, Paul Mantell, Eric Sears, Irene Wagner, Joe Frank|
|Followed by:||A Tour Of The City (Part 1)|
You experience yourself as a free agent.
Joe wonders whether free will exists, cites the opinions of Determinists first, then Existentialists (Jean-Paul Sartre). Because we pursue love, we may behave inauthentically to obtain it.
6:10: A WBAI panel talks to callers. A guy says there was a glut of computer programmers created in the '50s and '60s, then discusses computer crime. The caller paid for a course but instead of a job has an $1,800 debt. A second caller says we've misdiagnosed our problems.
9:30: Joe talks about the significance of the unconscious; a friend with a bum foot had it cured when his analyst attributed it to guilt over his father's death; then the analyst confessed to the murder and killed himself. Later, riding a train, he decides that he can choose different points of view.
18:10: Joe says we fall in love with people who have qualities we lack, which qualities make us unhappy with them eventually.
19: Joe says Hegel wrote that our ideas are shaped by the time they are formed, which makes them invalid.
20:10: Joe, a cab driver out in the country, sees a VW destroyed by a collision with a tree, finds the driver, shocked but uninjured, trying to peel the registration sticker off, sees this as how we live: our lives are wreckage; we concentrate on insignificant details.
22: A guy tells Joe that what most people believe is untrue, says that there's no point in arguing. Then a woman says we're ignoring something terrifically basic.
- Is there free will?
- Determinism v/s existentialism.
- Did you choose your identity?
- Interview with government spokesman and torture victim
- Using Hegel to disprove Hegel
- The feeling of the earth moving beneath your feet
- Everyone is focusing on insignificant details (an epiphany received after encountering a crash victim peeling the inspection sticker off his ruined vehicle's windshield)
- Everything is true speech.
- sounds like the same stuff in Jewish Blues.
- Jacobo Árbenz was Guatemala's president 1951-4, deposed in a coup. I think they used the name unintentionally.