Are we guilty from the first moment of life? Is the machine Franz Kafka devised not merely a metaphor for how we live our lives, but “actually here, all around…”? That’s what Kafka Tamura says in Kafka On the Shore by Haruki Murakami, and what Daniel says here in our discussion on In The Penal Colony by Franz Kafka when he cites our failing bodies, our internal machines, that “attrition occurs, cogs wear out.” We are the machine. Join us as we discuss this fascinating book and its mysterious meaning for all of us.
The first “official” episode of the new Phi Fic podcast! (What used to be the Partially Examined Life Not School Philosophical Fiction group, now gone public.)
Join Nathan Hanks, Cezary Baraniecki, Daniel St. Pierre, Laura Davis, and Mary Claire. This first episode was recorded a few weeks after a conversation we had about Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (which we also talk about a bit in the beginning). Worth mentioning: “Tarantino could do the adaptation,” the Salinger documentary is not recommended, The Trial by Franz Kafka, and PEL ep. #96: Oppenheimer.
Thanks to Christopher Nolen for music.