A Meditation on Malick’s Tree of Life & Voegelin’s Philosophy of Consciousness

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Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life (2011), is a significant cultural achievement, not only cinematically but also philosophically. Back in 1969, the philosophically inclined Malick produced a bilingual edition of the German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s The Essence of Reasons, supplying the English translation. With The Tree of Life, the meditative practices visible in his previous films–Badlands (1973), Days [...]