Inventing Peace revolves around the question of how we look at the world, but do not see it when there is so much war, injustice, suffering and violence. What are the ethical and moral consequences of looking, but not seeing, and, most of all, what has become of the notion of peace in all this? In the form of a written dialogue, Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi consider thisInventing Peace revolves around the question of how we look at the world, but do not see it when there is so much war, injustice, suffering and violence. What are the ethical and moral consequences of looking, but not seeing, and, most of all, what has become of the notion of peace in all this? In the form of a written dialogue, Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi consider this question as one of the fundamental issues of our times as well as the need to reinvent a visual and moral language for peace. Inspired by various cinematic, philosophical, literary and artistic examples, Wenders and Zournazi reflect on the need for a change of perception in the everyday as well as in the creation of images. In its unique style and method, Inventing Peace demonstrates an approach to peace through sacred, ethical and spiritual means, to provide an alternative to the inhumanity of war and violence. Their book might help to make peace visible and tangible in new and unforeseen ways....
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Inventing Peace: A Dialogue on Perception Reviews
Molte belle idee, ma troppo confuse…. Insomma, Wenders è sicuramente meglio come cineasta che come scrittore (non di recente, tra l'altro…). Soprattutto perché scrive in questo modo, che è veramente irritante, dispersivo e insulso! E ha pure il coraggio di difendere questa scelta perché è così che prende gli appunti per i suoi film! comunque, niente di più di una raccolta di mail scambiate con questa professoressa australiana di filosofia, qualche analisi interessante (ma per nulla nuova) di Ozu, Bresson e Kurosawa e molto idealismo e grandi aspirazioni. Ma (temo) tutto questo non fa fare un passo in più nella lunga e difficile strada verso una pace reale e possibile….
“Inventing Peace”, co-authored by German film director Wim Wenders, and Australian philosopher Mary Zournaziis, is a book of philosophy meditating on the concept of peace in a world where “we now accept horror as part of our human condition” (p.22). But I think this is a mistaken concept. While it is true war and savagery appear to be the status quo, that mankind has decided a path of death and destruction is the only one to follow, to say that peace is a remote thing we have to “Invent” is a mistake in focus. One only has to look around to see peace streaming from almost every source. Wenders talks about viewing Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu’s master work Tokyo Story and leaving the film, after two viewings, in a state of bliss, a state of peace which, if I’ve read this right, is a driving thought behind this book, that we should move into a state of “peace” by leaving the pulls of the real world, in his case, the world outside the theater, behind. Much the same as a heroin addict finds “peace” through the needle, but with popcorn as a bonus. I find the talk of having to find peace depressing. There is peace all around us. Yes, these are not the universality of peace that the author’s would have us strive for, but rather they are clusters of peace, throughout the world, that are much more significant. I have to point much of the blame at the media and movies and the news and such, because the reality is that the vast majority of the world would not otherwise know of the death and destruction that is occurring within a minuscule portion of it. It is this amplification, this magnification of “Un-Peace” in the world that leads us to think the world is a stinking shithole and there is no good in it to be found. Of course, this is wrong. When I read the title of this book, “Inventing Peace” I was intrigued by the thought that these two authors might have come up with a plan for Peace, not merely talking about it and giving movie reviews and insights into filming along the way. If there is any real push for PEACE to be a ruling factor in all the lives of the billions who live on this planet, you merely have to find a way to make it profitable. Until that time, as long as greed, avarice and materialism are the three defining points of a platform for governments and individuals to try to run the world, and as long as the “Un-Peace” can be kept from coming too close, there will always be a need for people such as the authors to try to show the way to a better world. “Inventing Peace” was a Goodreads win.
Review : Inventing Peace - a dialogue on perceptionI received Inventing Peace in a Goodreads giveaway. My copy came as a handsome trade paperback with a thoughtfully designed, smooth-matte cover. Inventing Peace has a very modern typography and layout, 215 pages including notes and bibliography on bright white paper, and is a pleasure to hold and to read.Boiled down to its simplest form, Inventing Peace is an examination of dialogue between an Oscar-nominated German film director and a Prestigious Australian writer / philosopher regarding peace - specifically, the perception of peace, and the readily available understanding of war, versus the ambiguous and not so readily defined concept of peace. The authors contend that to truly move towards peace we must have a better societal perception of what peace is - that we must invent peace.In a back and forth narrative between the two writers, we are privy to their long, insightful, scholarly exchange. Sometimes addressed directly to the reader, sometimes an outside observer eavesdropping on their correspondence, often an exercise in considering perception through the process of film-making, with extensive cultural references and a solid voice in practiced philosophy - Inventing Peace is brilliant, immensely insightful, and certainly a noteworthy accomplishment.Inventing Peace can be a challenging read. Our writers are world-recognized visionaries in their respective fields and they are attempting to forge a new path in understanding. This isn’t just off-handed coffee-shop talk; This is reference rich, culturally multifaceted, historically encompassing and in its entirety, peace mongering. Inventing Peace requires processing copious information, thinking outside your box, and assumes that you’re interested in the seeking the same peaceful intentions as our authors.I highly recommend Inventing Peace for seekers and growers, those interested in film-making, philosophy, and cultural self-awareness.
Exactly what I was looking in a non fiction book. The authors (one male,one female) give a balance look at our human aspect of peace.I've never given much thought to peace. we seem as a society to be more driven towards a lack of peace, towards conflict in any way we can find. Wim and Mary describe how the terrorist war of 9/11 was met with 'war' on terror. Do two wrongs make a right? It seems peace is a hard thing to sell for a politician but war is not.I now understand we all need to find peace in ourselves before we can decide that the time for peace as a society has come.because it's our decision, peace.I love how the book dips into many other works. I did end up researching many of the people that Mary and wim mentioned. Pina Bausch certainly sounds like an amazing lady.I did enjoy the passages quoted, the poems, stories and memories of peace from Mary and wim. This book will remain on my bookshelf, to be delved into when it's needed. 5*I will put a review on amazon, this book deserves my time.
I really liked the ideas in this book. It could be a bit difficult to read in certain areas because of the style of writing, but the ideas on how to change some of the violence in the world is really interesting. I was shocked that they used sources outside of news sources, but it really made the reading the book more enjoyable because it kept it from being so dry like a lot of these books can be.
A little hard to get into due to its artsy style and frequent, often jarring use of "poetry." Overall an interesting book. You can tell the authors put a lot of thought into this work, and they have good ideas & experiences to share. I would recommend this to movie buffs, arm-chair psychologists, and philosophical types.This is a First Reads book review.
There are parts of this book that are spellbinding and inspirational. There are other parts i found hard going and would have appreciated more if i had been more familiar with some of the sources to which they referred.I really liked Wenders contribution and will probably explore some of his films as a result.
I won this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Wim Wenders speaks with so much passion and conviction in his book, Inventing Peace: A Dialogue on Perception. I am convinced that this is the kind of book with the potential to make a difference in the world.
PS major in undergrad luv 2 win/read this book