Introducing Slavoj Zizek

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Charting his meteoric rise in popularity, Christopher Kul-Want and Piero explore Zizek's timely analyses of today's global crises concerning ecology, mounting poverty, war, civil unrest and revolution. Covering topics from philosophy and ethics, politics and ideology, religion and art, to literature, cinema, corporate marketing, quantum physics and virtual reality, Introducing Slavoj Zizek deftly explains Zizek's virtuoso ability to transform apparently outworn ideologies – Communism, Marxism and psychoanalysis – into a new theory of freedom and enjoyment.

Christ In Postmodern Philosophy

Author: Frederiek Depoortere
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An investigation into the Christological ideas of three contemporary thinkers: Slavoj Žižek, Gianni Vattimo and René Girard.

Introducing Alain Badiou

Author: Michael Kelly
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Compact Introducing guide to one of the most controversial and challenging French philosophers in contemporary philosophy.

The Subject Of Politics Slavoj I Ek S Political Philosophy

Author: Henrik Jøker Bjerre
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ISBN: 1847601790
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A study of Slavoj Å1⁄2iÅ3⁄4ek'¿¿s political philosophy. Focusing on the combination of psychoanalytic theory and philosophy, the book offers an overview of Å1⁄2iÅ3⁄4ek'¿¿s analysis of contemporary society. In five chapters, the reader is introduced to Å1⁄2iÅ3⁄4ek'¿¿s method, his view of the political impasse in the postmodern world, and his suggestion for a way ahead to renewed action and political invention. Rich in examples, the book gives an engaging and entertaining tour around the landscape of Å1⁄2iÅ3⁄4ek'¿¿s political endeavour, while at the same time insisting on a more systematic and piecemeal approach than the Slovenian tends to offer himself.

Enjoy Your Symptom

Author: Slavoj Zizek
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136786457
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The title is just the first of many startling asides, observations and insights that fill this guide to Hollywood on the Lacanian psychoanalyst’s couch. Zizek introduces the ideas of Jacques Lacan through the medium of American film, taking his examples from over 100 years of cinema, from Charlie Chaplin to The Matrix and referencing along the way such figures as Lenin and Hegel, Michel Foucault and Jesus Christ. Enjoy Your Symptom! is a thrilling guide to cinema and psychoanalysis from a thinker who is perhaps the last standing giant of cultural theory in the twenty-first century.

Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism

Author: Slavoj Zizek
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In some circles, a nod towards totalitarianism is enough to dismiss any critique of the status quo. Such is the insidiousness of the neo-liberal ideology, argues Slavoj _i_ek. Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism? turns a specious rhetorical strategy on its head to identify a network of family resemblances between totalitarianism and modern liberal democracy. _i_ek argues that totalitarianism is invariably defined in terms of four things: the Holocaust as the ultimate, diabolical evil; the Stalinist gulag as the alleged truth of the socialist revolutionary project; ethnic and religious fundamentalisms, which are to be fought through multiculturalist tolerance; and the deconstructionist idea that the ultimate root of totalitarianism is the ontological closure of thought. _i_ek concludes that the devil lies not so much in the detail but in what enables the very designation totalitarian: the liberal-democratic consensus itself.

The Plague Of Fantasies

Author: Slavoj Žižek
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Zizek returns to untangle a heady mix of fantasy and ideology. With his idiosyncratic blend of ideas from Lacan and Hegel, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek has emerged as one of the most original thinkers of our time. Never missing an opportunity to recount a revealing anec-dote or joke his writing is as entertaining as it is informative. In his latest book, Zizek approaches another enormous subject with characteristic brio. The current epoch is, he claims, plagued by phantasms. There is an intensifying antagonism between the ever greater abstraction of our lives—whether in the form of digitalization or market relations and the deluge of pseudo-concrete images which surround us. Traditional critical thought traces the connections between abstract notions and concrete social reality: but today, Zizek suggests, the correct procedure is the inverse—to work from pseudo-concrete imagery towards the abstract. Ranging in his examples from national differences in toilet design to cybersex, and from intellectuals' responses to the Bosnian war to Robert Schumann's music, Zizek explores the relations between fantasy and ideology, the way in which fantasy animates enjoy-ment while protecting against its excesses, the associations of the notion of fetishism with fantasized seduction, and the ways in which digitalization and cyberspace affect the status of subjectivity. To the already initiated, The Plague of Fantasies will be a welcome reminder of why they enjoy Zizek's writing so much. For new readers, it will be the beginning of a long and meaningful relationship.

Acts Of Enjoyment

Author: Thomas Joseph Rickert
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822973235
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A critique of current pedagogies that introduces a psychoanalytical approach in teaching composition and rhetoric. Thomas Rickert builds upon the advances of cultural studies and its focus on societal trends and broadens this view by placing attention on the conscious and subconscious thought of the individual.

Ethics

Author: Alain Badiou
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Ethical questions dominate current political and academic agendas. While government think-tanks ponder the dilemmas of bio-ethics, medical ethics and professional ethics, respect for human rights and reverence for the Other have become matters of broad consensus. Alain Badiou, one of the most powerful voices in contemporary French philosophy, explodes the facile assumptions behind this recent ethical turn. He shows how our prevailing ethical principles serve ultimately to reinforce an ideology of the status quo, and fail to provide a framework for an effective understanding of the concept of evil. In contrast, Badiou summons up an "ethic of truths" which is designed both to sustain and inspire a disciplined, subjective adherence to a militant cause (be it political or scientific, artistic or romantic), and to discern a finely demarcated zone of application for the concept of evil. He defends an effectively super-human integrity over the respect for merely human rights, asserts a partisan universality over the negotiation of merely particular interests, and appeals to an "immortal" value beyond the protection of mortal privileges.

The Labour Of Reading

Author: Robert C. Culley
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These 18 essays in honor of R.C. Culley (religious studies, McGill U.) broach new ways of reading the Hebrew and Greek Bibles including a comparative literary study of Icelandic and Israelite beginnings, a post-Auschwitz interpretation of Matthew's Gospel, and feminist exegesis. Includes stereoscopic illustrations of Palestine.

On Practice And Contradiction

Author: Mao Tse-Tung
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The writings that underpinned the Chinese revolution, introduced by Slavoj Zizek These early philosophical writings underpinned the Chinese revolutions, and Mao's clarion call to insurrection has lost none of its ability to stir the blood and stimulate the mind. Drawing on a dizzying array of references from contemporary culture and politics, Slavoj Zizek's introduction reaches unsettling conclusions about the place of Mao's thought in the revolutionary canon.

Introducing Continental Philosophy

Author: Christopher Kul-Want
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ISBN: 1848314175
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What makes philosophy on the continent of Europe so different and exciting? And why does it have such a reputation for being 'difficult'? Continental philosophy was initiated amid the revolutionary ferment of the 18th century, philosophers such as Kant and Hegel confronting the extremism of the time with theories that challenged the very formation of individual and social consciousness. Covering the great philosophers of the modern and postmodern eras – from Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida and Deleuze right to up Agamben and Žižek – and philosophical movements from German idealism to deconstruction and feminism – Christopher Kul-Want and Piero brilliantly elucidate some of the most thrilling and powerful ideas ever to have been discussed.

Gender And Israeli Society

Author: Hannah Naveh
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This volume of essays by prominent researchers in Israeli history and society is the first of two interconnected volumes engaging with the concept of 'women's time'. It recounts stories and histories of women, along with other marginalized groups, categories and classes, and places them back into history. The studies in this volume illuminate the complex and multifaceted nature of issues of feminist concern, asking whether the manifestation of women's interests as a class brings women into the public sphere or whether it induces compliance with national interests. 'Women's time' involves resistance to self-evident and often patriarchal truths and knowledge, and, by creating a model for the investigation of other obliterated narratives, serves the well-being of all, in Israel and beyond.

Critical Theology

Author: Carl A. Raschke
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899960
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What is the future of theology in the midst of rapid geopolitical and economic change? Carl A. Raschke contends that two options from the last century—crisis theology and critical theory—do not provide the resources needed to address the current global crisis. Both of these perspectives remained distant from the messiness and unpredictability of life. Crisis theology spoke of the wholly other God, while critical theory spoke of universal reason. These ideas aren't tenable after postmodernism and the return of religion, which both call for a dialogical approach to God and the world. Rashke's new critical theology takes as its starting point the biblical claim that the Word became flesh—a flesh that includes the cultural, political and religious phenomena that shape contemporary existence. Drawing on recent reformulations of critical theory by Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou and post-secularists such as Jürgen Habermas, Raschke introduces an agenda for theological thinking accessible to readers unfamiliar with this literature. In addition, the book explores the relationship between a new critical theology and current forms of political theology. Written with the passion of a manifesto, Critical Theology presents the critical and theological resources for thinking responsibly about the present global situation.

Journal Of Theology For Southern Africa

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Lacanian Ink

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Discourse In Educational And Social Research

Author: Margaret MacLure
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"With wonderful clarity Maggie MacLure shows how deconstructionism opens new avenues of critical inquiry and understanding for educational researchers. In exposing the hidden, ideological side of terms like clarity, certainty, mastery, and relevance she allows us to see schooling and educational policy in new ways. In so doing she allows us to imagine classrooms as liberating, pedagogical places, as places where new forms of desire, knowledge, and learning take place" - Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Bulletin Of The Hegel Society Of Great Britain

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The Deep Taint Of His Nature

Author: Marc Alan Penka
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What More Philosophers Think

Author: Julian Baggini
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This is a collection of interviews with some of the world's most important and influential philosophers and intellectuals and leading figures in the arts and politics.