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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.
Latest Posts | By Slavoj Žižek
Power, Appearance, and Obscenity: Five Reflections
3 weeks ago

Power, Appearance, and Obscenity: Five Reflections

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ONE: The New Obscene Master

The obscene public space that is emerging today changes the way the opposition between appearance and rumor works. It is not that appearances no longer …
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Why Are We Tired All the Time?
3 months ago

Why Are We Tired All the Time?

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The coronavirus epidemic confronts us with two opposed figures that prevail in our daily lives: those who are overworked to exhaustion (medical stuff, caretakers…) and those who have nothing to …
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Monitor and Punish? Yes, Please!
4 months ago

Monitor and Punish? Yes, Please!

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Many liberal and Leftist commentators have noted how the coronavirus epidemic serves to justify and legitimize measures of control and regulation of the people that had been till now unthinkable …
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The Greening of Hegel
5 months ago

The Greening of Hegel

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There is a fundamental difference between the subject’s alienation in the symbolic order and the worker’s alienation in capitalist social relations. We have to avoid the two symmetrical traps that …
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Is Abstract Labor Universal?
5 months ago

Is Abstract Labor Universal?

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Insofar as he passes in silence over the key role modern science plays in the circuits of capital, Saito thinks abstractly in the Hegelian sense of abstracting from or ignoring …
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Where is the Rift? Marx, Lacan, Capitalism, and Ecology
6 months ago

Where is the Rift? Marx, Lacan, Capitalism, and Ecology

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When, decades ago, ecology emerged as a crucial theoretical and practical issue, many Marxists (as well as critics of Marxism) noted that nature – more precisely, the exact ontological status …
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Yes, Anti-Semitism Is Alive and Well–But Where?
7 months ago

Yes, Anti-Semitism Is Alive and Well–But Where?

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A strange thing happened to me over these past few days. On Friday, December 20 the website of Spectator USA published my comment on the thin line between Zionism and …
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More on Joker: From Apolitical Nihilism to a New Left, or Why Trump is no Joker
8 months 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?
9 months 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
10 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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