In this book Slavoj Žižek and Glyn Daly engage in a series of entertaining conversations which illustrate the originality of Žižek’s thinking on psychoanalysis, philosophy, multiculturalism, popular/cyber culture, totalitarianism, ethics and politics.
An excellent introduction to one of the most engaging and controversial cultural theorists writing today. Žižek is a Slovenian sociologist who trained as a Lacanian and uses Lacan to analyse popular culture and politics. Illustrates the originality of Žižek’s thinking on psychoanalysis, philosophy, multi-culturalism, popular/cyber culture, totalitarianism, ethics and politics. Provides a unique glimpse of Žižek’s humour and character and offers new material and fresh perspectives which will be of interest to followers of Žižek’s writings.
Introduction: Risking the Impossible
Conversation 1: Opening the Space of Philosophy
Conversation 2: The Madness of Reason: Encounters of the: Real Kind
Conversation 3: Subjects of Modernity: Virtuality and the: Fragility of the Real
Conversation 4: Tolerance and the Intolerable: Enjoyment,: Ethics and Event
Conversation 5: Miracles Do Happen: Globalization(s) and Politics