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About Slavoj Žižek

The Slovenian Marxist philosopher and cultural critic is one of the most distinguished thinkers of our time. Žižek achieved international recognition as a social theorist after the 1989 publication of his first book in English, "The Sublime Object of Ideology“. He is a regular contributor to newspapers like “The Guardian”, “Die Zeit” or "The New York Times“. He has been labelled by some the "Elvis of cultural theory“ and is the subject of numerous documentaries and books.
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More on Joker: From Apolitical Nihilism to a New Left, or Why Trump is no Joker
1 month ago

More on Joker: From Apolitical Nihilism to a New Left, or Why Trump is no Joker

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One should begin by expressing admiration for a Hollywood, in which it is possible to make a film like Todd Phillips’ Joker, and for the public that turned it into …
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Can One Be a Hegelian Today?
1 month ago

Can One Be a Hegelian Today?

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I am a Hegelian – but which Hegel am I referring to here? Where am I speaking from?

To simplify it to the utmost, the triad that defines my philosophical …
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The Fall That Makes Us Like God, Part II
2 months ago

The Fall That Makes Us Like God, Part II

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As we have already seen, (some) proponents of Singularity read it in a Hegelian way, as the final reconciliation between mind and reality, as the healing of the wound of …
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The Fall That Makes Us Like God, Part I
3 months ago

The Fall That Makes Us Like God, Part I

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Singularity cannot keep its theological promise to redeem us from the Fall. It may so happen that in post-humanity we will move into another dimension, in which we will no …
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The Libidinal Economy of Singularity
4 months ago

The Libidinal Economy of Singularity

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Our media are more and more fascinated by the prospect of “post-humanity” opened up by a direct link between our brain and a digital machine. To remind readers, this is …
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A Literary Fantasy: The Unnameable Subject of Singularity
5 months ago

A Literary Fantasy: The Unnameable Subject of Singularity

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What kind of apocalypse announces itself in the prospect of the so-called “post-humanity” opened up by a direct link between our brain and a digital machine, popularly called “neuralink” and …
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Making Use of Religion? No, Thanks!
6 months ago

Making Use of Religion? No, Thanks!

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THE core philosophical question is not “how can we break through the veil of illusions and reach true reality?” but exactly the opposite one: “why do illusions arise within reality?” …
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They Are Both Worse!
10 months ago

They Are Both Worse!

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Back in the late 1920s, Stalin was asked by a journalist which deviation is worse, the Rightist one (Bukharin&company) or the Leftist one (Trotsky&company), and he snapped back: “They are …
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Nomadic // Proletarians
10 months ago

Nomadic // Proletarians

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In some Leftist circles, the exploding growth of homeless refugees gave rise to the notion of “nomadic proletariat.” The basic idea is that, in today’s global world, the main antagonism …
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Why Secondary Contradictions Matter: A Maoist View
11 months ago

Why Secondary Contradictions Matter: A Maoist View

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Already a quick glance at our imbroglio makes it clear that we are caught up in multiple social struggles: the tension between the liberal establishment and new populism, the ecological …
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