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Complete Zizek bibliography

Books and co-authored books 2017. Slavoj Žižek. Incontinence of the Void: Economico-Philosophical Spandrels. The MIT Press. If the most interesting theoretical interventions emerge today from the interspaces between fields, then the foremost interspaceman is Slavoj Žižek. In Incontinence of the Void (the title is inspired by a sentence in Samuel Read more…

By Ippolit Belinski, ago
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The Sublime Object of Ideology (Preface)

The Idea’s Constipation? When a discipline is in crisis, attempts are made to change or supplement its theses within the terms of its basic framework – a procedure one might call ‘Ptolemization’ (since when data poured in which clashed with Ptolemy’s earth-centred astronomy, his partisans introduced additional complications to account Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago
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The Universal Exception (Preface)

The big Other between violence and civility Slavoj Zizek   The ‘universal exception’, according to Lacan, is the fundamental feature of the symbolic order (the ‘big Other’) as the order of universality: each universality is grounded in its constitutive exception. This feature is to be supplemented with its no less Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago
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An impotent passage à I’acte

Following 11 September, rightist commentators like George Will immediately proclaimed the end of America’s ‘holiday from history’ – the impact of reality shattering the isolated tower of liberal tolerance and the cultural studies focus on textuality. Now, we are forced to strike back, to deal with real enemies in the Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago
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Zizek’s jokes in From Myth to Symptom

There is a well-known Israeli joke about Clinton visiting Bibi Netanyahu. When, in Bibi’s office, Clinton saw a mysterious blue phone, he asked Bibi what this phone was. Bibi answered that it allowed him to dial Him up there in the sky. Upon his return to the States, the envious Clinton demanded of his secret Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago