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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
Happiness? No, Thanks!
7 months ago

Happiness? No, Thanks!

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If there is a figure which stands out as the hero of our time, it is Christopher Wylie, a gay Canadian vegan who, at 24, came up with an idea …
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A Reply to my Critics Concerning an Engagement with Jordan Peterson
8 months ago

A Reply to my Critics Concerning an Engagement with Jordan Peterson

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Just a couple of remarks in reply to numerous critiques of my comment on Jordan Peterson in The Independent.[1]

The leitmotif of my critics in mentioning the link between Peterson …
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The Actuality of Ernst Lubitsch
8 months ago

The Actuality of Ernst Lubitsch

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Theodor Adorno turned around Benedetto Croce’s patronizing historicist question about “what is dead and what is alive in Hegel’s dialectic.” If Hegel is really alive as a thinker, then the …
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Sex, Contracts, and Manners
9 months ago

Sex, Contracts, and Manners

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In the West, at least, we are becoming massively aware of the extent of coercion and exploitation in sexual relations. However, we should also bear in mind the (no less …
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Hegel on Donald Trump’s “Objective Humor”
9 months ago

Hegel on Donald Trump’s “Objective Humor”

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What can we learn from Hegel on Donald Trump and his liberal critics? Quite a lot, surprisingly. In his critical account of Romantic irony, Hegel scathingly dismisses it as an …
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Political Correctness Goes to the Vatican
10 months ago

Political Correctness Goes to the Vatican

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Pope Francis usually displays the right intuitions in matters theological and political. Recently, however, he committed a serious blunder in endorsing the idea, propagated by some Catholics, of changing a …
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A Great Awakening and its Dangers
11 months ago

A Great Awakening and its Dangers

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On November 7 2017, Judith Butler helped organize a conference in São Paulo, Brazil. Although the title of the conference was “The Ends of Democracy,” and thus had nothing to …
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Blade Runner 2049: A View of Post-Human Capitalism
12 months ago

Blade Runner 2049: A View of Post-Human Capitalism

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How are capitalism and the prospect of post-humanity related? Usually it is posited that capitalism is (more) historical, and our humanity, inclusive of sexual difference, more basic, even ahistorical. However, …
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Act Globally, Think Locally!
1 year ago

Act Globally, Think Locally!

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The looming military conflict between the US and North Korea contains a double danger. Although both sides, the US and North Korea, are for sure bluffing, not counting on an …
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Elections, Popular Pressure, and Inertia
1 year ago

Elections, Popular Pressure, and Inertia

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Yannis Varoufakis opens his Adults in the Room with a report on how, on 16 April 2015, in a dark corner of a DC hotel bar, Larry Summers told him: …
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