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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
On “Legitimate Rapes”
2 weeks ago

On “Legitimate Rapes”

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An obscene event occurred back in 2012. In an effort to explain his stance on abortion, Representative Todd Akin, the Republican Senate nominee from Missouri, provoked ire across the political …
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The Communist Desire
2 months ago

The Communist Desire

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In her stupendous Yesterday’s Tomorrow,[1] Bini Adamczak provides nothing less than the definitive account of what one cannot but call the ineradicable, absolutely authentic, Communist desire, the Idea of a …
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The Political Implications of Non-Representative Art
5 months ago

The Political Implications of Non-Representative Art

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In his Philosophy of History, Hegel provided a wonderful characterization of Thucydides’s book on the Peloponnesian war: “his immortal work is the absolute gain which humanity has derived from that …
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Five Ethico-Political Fragments
6 months ago

Five Ethico-Political Fragments

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CASTRATION HERE, CASTRATION THERE, CASTRATION EVERYWHERE

Weeks ago, the Ukrainian President Zelensky addressed Russian soldiers in Russian, promising them safety and decent treatment if they were captured or surrendered to …
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What Will Grow Out of a Pocket Full of Sunflower Seeds?
7 months ago

What Will Grow Out of a Pocket Full of Sunflower Seeds?

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Michael Marder published in The Philosophical Salon a wonderful text on a Ukrainian woman giving sunflower seeds to a Russian soldier. I call this text wonderful because it does what …
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AOC and Her Boyfriend’s Leg
8 months ago

AOC and Her Boyfriend’s Leg

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In late December 2021, the US nationalist Rightist Steve Cortes tweeted a photo of Alessandria Ocasio-Cortez and her boyfriend Riley Roberts enjoying their Christmas break in Florida, commenting on it: …
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A Muddle Instead of a Movie
9 months ago

A Muddle Instead of a Movie

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To prevent the excessive use of exploding petards in the holidays period, the Slovene ministry of defence posted on December 23, 2021 a tweet entitled “Become a soldier!” which says: …
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Beyond a Neoconservative Communism
11 months ago

Beyond a Neoconservative Communism

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An allegedly old Chinese curse (which has nothing to do with China – it was probably invented by some Western observer) says “May you live in interesting times!” Interesting times …
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Les Non-Dupes Errent
1 year ago

Les Non-Dupes Errent

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We are witnessing lately a gradual decay of the authority of what Jacques Lacan called “the big Other,” the shared space of public values within which only our differences and …
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Vikings, Solaris, Katla: The Big Other and Its Vicissitudes
1 year ago

Vikings, Solaris, Katla: The Big Other and Its Vicissitudes

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Vikings: the big Other as the truth of appearance

What Lacan calls “the big Other” designates a dimension beyond (or, rather, beneath) the sphere of reality and the pleasure-principle, of …
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