Most widely held works about Slavoj Žižek
Most widely held works by Slavoj Žižek
Looking awry : an introduction to Jacques Lacan through popular culture by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
29 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
The parallax view by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 908 libraries worldwide
"A parallax can be defined as the apparent displacement of an object caused by a change in observational position. Author Slavoj Zizek is interested in the "parallax gap" separating two points between which no synthesis or mediation is possible, linked by an "impossible short circuit" of levels that can never meet. From this consideration of parallax, Zizek begins a rehabilitation of dialectical materialism. The Parallax View not only expands Zizek's Lacanian-Hegelian approach to new domains (notably cognitive brain sciences) but also provides the systematic exposition of the conceptual framework that underlies his entire work."--BOOK JACKET.
The puppet and the dwarf : the perverse core of Christianity by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 796 libraries worldwide
"In The Puppet and the Dwarf Slavoj Zizek offers a close reading of today's religious constellation from the viewpoint of Lacanian psychoanalysis. He critically confronts both predominant versions of today's spirituality - New Age gnosticism and deconstructionist-Levinasian Judaism - and then tries to redeem the "materialist" kernel of Christianity. His reading of Christianity is explicitly political, discerning in the Pauline community of believers the first version of a revolutionary collective. Since today even advocates of Enlightenment like Jurgen Habermas acknowledge that a religious vision is needed to ground our ethical and political stance in a "postsecular" age, this book - with a stance that is clearly materialist and at the same time indebted to the core of the Christian legacy - is certain to stir controversy."--BOOK JACKET.
The sublime object of ideology by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
56 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 695 libraries worldwide
Violence : six sideways reflections by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 665 libraries worldwide
"Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Zizek examines the ways we perceive and misperceive violence. Drawing from his unique cultural vision, Zizek brings new light to the Paris riots of 2005; he questions the permissiveness of violence in philanthropy; and, in daring terms, he reflects on the powerful image and determination of contemporary terrorists." "Beginning with a series of contemplative questions, Zizek discusses the inherent violence of globalization, capitalism, fundamentalism, and language in a work that will confirm his standing as one of our most erudite and incendiary modern thinkers."--BOOK JACKET.
First as tragedy, then as farce by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 651 libraries worldwide
"In this take-no-prisoners analysis, [the author] frames the moral failures of the modern world in terms of the epoch-making events of the first decade of this century. What he finds is the old one-two punch of history: the jab of tragedy, the righthook of farce. In the attacks of 9/11 and the global credit crunch, liberalism died twice: as a political doctrine and as an economic theory"--P.  of cover.
The monstrosity of Christ paradox or dialectic by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
In 'The Monstrosity of Christ', a militant Marxist atheist (Žižek) and a 'radical orthodox' Christian theologian (Milbank) square off on everything from the meaning of theology and Christ to the war machine of corporate mafia.
On belief by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 608 libraries worldwide
What is the basis for belief in an era when globalisation, multiculturalism and big business is the new religion? Renowned philosopher and irrepressible cultural critic takes on all comers in this compelling new book.
Enjoy your symptom! : Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and out by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
In defense of lost causes by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 588 libraries worldwide
Is global emancipation a lost cause? Are universal values outdated relics of an earlier age? In the postmodern world, ideologies of all kinds have been cast in doubt. In this combative new work, renowned theorist Slavoj Žižek takes on the reigning postmodern agenda with a manifesto for several 'lost causes'.
Everything you always wanted to know about Lacan : (but were afraid to ask Hitchcock) ( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
The ticklish subject : the absent centre of political ontology by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
31 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 524 libraries worldwide
"A spectre is haunting Western academia, the spectre of the Cartesian subject, Deconstructionists and Habermasians, cognitive scientists and Heldeggerians, feminists and New Age obscurantists: all are united in their hostility to it. The Ticklish Subject seeks to undermine the common presupposition of all these critiques by posing a provocative question: what if there is a subversive core of the Cartesian subject to be unearthed, a core which provides an indispensable philosophical point of reference for any genuinely emancipatory politics?" "In this new, systematic exposition of the foundations of his theory, Slavoj Zizek explores this question through a detailed and rigorous confrontation with predominant contemporary notions of the subject: Heidegger's attempt to overcome subjectivity; the post-Althusserian elaborations of political subjectivity (Ernesto Laclau, Etlenne Balibar, Jacques Ranciere and Alain Badiou); deconstructionist feminism (Judith Butler); and the theories of second modernity and risk society (Anthony Giddens and Ulrich Beck)."--BOOK JACKET.
Examined life ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include crowded city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump.
Living in the end times by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
"There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. Slavoj Zizek has identified the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the worldwide ecological crisis; imbalances within the economic system; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. But, he asks, if the end of capitalism seems to many like the end of the world, how is it possible for Western society to face up to the end times? In a major new analysis of our global situation, Slavok Zizek argues that our collective responses to economic Armageddon correspond to the stages of grief: ideological denial, explosions of anger and attempts at bargaining, followed by depression and withdrawal. After passing through this zero-point, we can begin to perceive the crisis as a chance for a new beginning. Or, as Mao Zedong put it, 'There is great disorder under heaven, the situation is excellent.' Slavoj Zizek shows the cultural and political forms of these stages of ideological avoidance and political protest, from New Age obscurantism to violent religious fundamentalism. Concluding with a compelling argument for the return of a Marxian critique of political economy, Zizek also divines the wellsprings of a potentially communist culture -- from literary utopias like Kafka's community of mice to the collective of freak outcasts in the TV series Heroes." -- Publisher description.
Iraq : the borrowed kettle by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 483 libraries worldwide
"In order to render the strange logic of dreams, Freud cited the old joke about the borrowed kettle: (1) I never borrowed a kettle from you, (2) I returned it to you intact, (3) the kettle was already broken when I got it from you. Such an enumeration of inconsistent arguments, of course, confirms exactly what it endeavors to deny - that I returned a broken kettle to you." "That same inconsistency, Zizek argues, characterized the justification of the attack on Iraq, whereby a link between Saddam's regime and al-Qaeda was transformed into the threat posed by the regime to the region, which was then further transformed into the menace posed hanging over everyone (but the US and Britain especially) of weapons of mass destruction. When no significant weapons were actually found, we were treated to the same bizarre logic: OK, the two labs we found don't really prove anything, but even if there are no WMD in Iraq, there are other good reasons to topple a tyrant like Saddam." "Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle - a sequel to Zizek's Welcome to the Desert of the Real - analyzes the background that such inconsistent argumentation conceals and, simultaneously, cannot help but highlight: what were the actual ideological and political stakes of the attack on Iraq? In classic Zizekian style, it spares nothing and nobody, neither pathetically impotent pacifism nor hypocritical sympathy with the suffering of the Iraqi people."--Jacket.
The fragile absolute, or, Why is the Christian legacy worth fighting for by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 481 libraries worldwide
"One of the most deplorable aspects of our postmodern era is the reemergence of the 'sacred' in all its different guises, from New Age spiritualisms to the emerging religious sensitivity within deconstructionism itself. How is a Marxist to counter this massive onslaught of obscurantism? The wager of The Fragile Absolute is that Christianity and Marxism should fight together against the barrage of new spiritualisms: the subversive core of the Christian legacy is much too precious to be left to the fundamentalists. Here is a fitting contribution from a Marxist to the 2000th anniversary of one who was well aware that to practise love in our world is to bring in the sword and fire."--BOOK JACKET.
Contingency, hegemony, universality : contemporary dialogues on the left by Judith Butler ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 473 libraries worldwide
"What is the contemporary legacy of Gramsci's notion of hegemony? How can universality be reformulated now that its spurious versions have been so thoroughly criticized?" "In this ground-breaking project, Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizek engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics. Their essays, organized as three contributions each that respond to one another, range over the Hegelian legacy in contemporary critical theory, the theoretical dilemmas of multiculturalism, the universalism-versus-particularism debate, the strategies of the left in a globalized economy, and the relative merits of post-structuralism and Lacanian psychoanalysis for a critical social theory." "While the rigour and intelligence with which Butler, Laclau and Zizek approach their work is as formidable as one would expect, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality benefits additionally from their clear sense of energy and enjoyment in a revealing and often unpredictable exchange. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
For they know not what they do : enjoyment as a political factor by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
32 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 465 libraries worldwide
The plague of fantasies by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
34 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Slavoj Zizek claims that the current age in which we live is plagued by fantasms in the form of digitized imagery and the increasingly abstract nature of daily life. He explores the relationship between fantasy and ideology.
Tarrying with the negative : Kant, Hegel, and the critique of ideology by Slavoj Žižek ( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Belief and doubt Capitalism Christianity--Essence, genius, nature Christianity--Philosophy Communism Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Culture Faith Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009) Globalization--Philosophy Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich,--1770-1831 Historical materialism History Hitchcock, Alfred,--1899-1980 Idealism, German Ideology Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Interviews Lacan, Jacques,--1901-1981 Literature Milbank, John Motion pictures Ontology Philosophers Philosophical theology Philosophy Philosophy, Modern Political science Political science--Philosophy Political violence Popular culture Popular culture--Psychological aspects Popular literature--Psychological aspects Postmodernism Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis and culture Psychoanalysis and literature Psychoanalysis and motion pictures Psychoanalysis and philosophy September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) Slovenia Subjectivity United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Violence Violence--Philosophy War on Terrorism (2001-2009) Weltalter (Schelling, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von) Žižek, Slavoj
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