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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.
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Reconciliation, from Wagner to Rammstein
1 month ago

Reconciliation, from Wagner to Rammstein

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Hegel’s pages on Beautiful Soul and the “hard heart” in his Phenomenology[1] reverberate today as an uncanny in-advance critique of Political Correctness. Just recall his claim that moral judgment is …
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Truth Has the Structure of a Fiction: An Imagined Phone Call
3 months ago

Truth Has the Structure of a Fiction: An Imagined Phone Call

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As Peter Hitchens pointed out, all big solutions (two states, one big democratic state…) sound impossible today, and the only glimmer of hope is the renewal of everyday collaboration and …
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Saying, Keeping Silent, and Showing: Notes on a Scandal in Frankfurt
4 months ago

Saying, Keeping Silent, and Showing: Notes on a Scandal in Frankfurt

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Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darueber muss man schweigen. (Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.)[1]

In this final proposition of his Tractatus Wittgenstein prohibits the impossible. Why …
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Mobilize to Really Slow Down!
5 months ago

Mobilize to Really Slow Down!

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As Kohei Saito conclusively demonstrated in his path-breaking contribution to eco-Marxism[1], the only way to achieve real progress today is to problematize the very notion of progress which dominates not …
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Absolute Invariants in Physics and Society
5 months ago

Absolute Invariants in Physics and Society

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The Albanian prime minister Edi Rama told the following joke at an international conference: “Russia is considering unifying its time zones because there is a nine-hour difference between one side …
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Manipur Is Not Only in India
6 months ago

Manipur Is Not Only in India

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To a Western European with a vague knowledge of Italian, “Manipur” automatically associates with “mani pulite” (pure hands), the big anti-corruption campaign in the early 1990s that changed the whole …
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Why Politics is Immanently Theological, Part II
12 months ago

Why Politics is Immanently Theological, Part II

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Ethics versus Morality

We often hear today that wokeism and political correctness are gradually receding. Contrary to this opinion, I think that this phenomenon is gradually being “normalized,” widely accepted …
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Why Politics Is Immanently Theological, Part I
12 months ago

Why Politics Is Immanently Theological, Part I

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Why are so many essays entitled “politico-theological treatise”? The answer is that a theory becomes theology when it is part of a full subjective political engagement. As Kierkegaard pointed out, …
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Why Lacan Is Not a Buddhist: A Belated Reply to My Critics
1 year ago

Why Lacan Is Not a Buddhist: A Belated Reply to My Critics

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Over the last decades, critiques of my reading of Buddhism have been abundant. Even those who are otherwise sympathetic to my general approach claim that I miss the point when …
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The Faces of New Barbarism
1 year ago

The Faces of New Barbarism

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In Moscow, authorities began to check the condition of bomb shelters at schools. No one showed the written document itself, but management reported that the order had been received to …
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