The Collected Works of Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek in his flat in the center of Ljubljana. The photo is a reference to La Mort de Marat, a 1793 painting by Jacques-Louis David.

Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and Psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana; Professor at the School of Law and Director of the Institute for the Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London; Distinguished Scholar at the Kyung Hee University, Seoul; and Visiting Professor at the German Department, New York University. His field of work comprises Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, dialectical-materialist metaphysical interpretations of German Idealism and Marxian critique of ideology.

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1989, The Sublime Object of Ideology
1991, For They Know Not What They Do
1991, Looking Awry
1992, Enjoy Your Symptom!
1993, Tarrying With the Negative
1994, The Metastases of Enjoyment
1995, Mapping Ideology
1996, The Indivisible Remainder
1997, The Abyss of Freedom / Ages of the World
1997, The Plague of Fantasies
1998, The Specter Is Still Roaming Around!
1999, The Ticklish Subject
2000, The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime
2000, The Fragile Absolute
2000, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality
2001, Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism?
2001, On Belief
2001, The Fright of Real Tears
2001, Opera’s Second Death
2001, Repeating Lenin
2002, Welcome to the Desert of the Real
2002, Revolution at the Gates
2003, Organs Without Bodies
2003, The Puppet and the Dwarf
2004, Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle
2005, Interrogating the Real
2006, The Universal Exception
2006, Lacan: The Silent Partners
2006, The Parallax View
2006, How to Read Lacan
2006, The Neighbor
2007, ‘On Practice and Contradiction’ by Mao Tse-Tung
2007, ‘Terrorism and Communism’ by Leon Trotsky
2007, ‘Virtue and Terror’ by Maximilien Robespierre
2008, In Defense of Lost Causes
2008, Violence: Six Sideways Reflections
2009, First As Tragedy, Then As Farce
2009, Mythology, Madness and Laughter
2009, The Monstrosity of Christ
2010, Philosophy in the Present
2010, Living in the End Times
2010, Living in End of Times | Čas konca časa | 生于末世
2012, Less Than Nothing
2012, God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse
2012, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
2013, What Does Europe Want?
2013, Demanding the Impossible
2013, From Myth To Symptom: the Case of Kosovo
2013, Is It Still Possible to Be a Hegelian Today?
2014, Comradely Greetings
2014, The Most Sublime Hysteric
2014, Event: Philosophy in Transit
2014, Absolute Recoil
2016, The Wagnerian Sublime
2015, Trouble in Paradise
2016, Against the Double Blackmail
2016, Disparities
2016, Antigone
2016, An American Utopia
2017, The Courage of Hopelessness
2017, ‘The Day After the Revolution’ by Vladimir I. Lenin
2017, Incontinence of the Void
2018, Reading Marx
2018, Like A Thief In Broad Daylight
2018, The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto
2019, Sex and the Failed Absolute
2020, A Left That Dares to Speak Its Name: 34 Untimely Interventions
2020, Hegel in a Wired Brain
2020, Pandemic! COVID-19 Shakes the World
2020, Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost
2021, Heaven in Disorder

Books in Other Languages

1982, Zgodovina in nezavedno
1994, ¡Goza tu síntoma!: Jacques Lacan dentro y fuera de Hollywood
2009, Paralaksa
2011, Après la tragédie, la farce ! : Comment l’histoire se répète
2012, Die Idee des Kommunismus I
2012, Die Idee des Kommunismus II
2015, Die Idee des Kommunismus III
2016, Absoluter Gegenstoß. Versuch einer Neubegründung des dialektischen Materialismus
2021, Chocolate sin grasa


1992, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock)
1994, The Making of Political Identities
2000, Jacques Ranciere: The Politics of Aesthetics
2001, Nietzsche: Revenge and Praise (Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy)
2002, Georg Lukács: A Defence of History and Class Consciousness: Tailism and the Dialectic
2002, Lacan and Science
2002, Reading Seminar XX: Lacan’s Major Work on Love, Knowledge, and Feminine Sexuality
2004, Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy
2004, Transcendence: Philosophy, Literature, and Theology Approach the Beyond
2004, Polygraph 15/16: Immanence, Transcendence, and Utopia
2004, Hitchcock: Past and Future
2005, Theology and the Political: The New Debate
2005, Time Driven: Metapsychology and the Splitting of the Drive
2007, Adventures in Realism
2007, Lenin Reloaded: Toward a Politics of Truth [SIC 7]
2009, Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader
2009, Cultures of Fear
2010, Paul’s New Moment: Continental Philosophy and the Future of Christian Theology
2010, Alain Badiou: Five Lessons on Wagner
2010, The Idea of Communism
2010, ‘Hvalnica ljubezni’, Alain Badiou & Slavoj Žižek
2010, The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism
2011, The Chinese Perspective on Žižek and Žižek′s Perspective on China
2011, Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America
2011, Hegel and the Infinite: Religion, Politics, and Dialectic
2011, Democracy in What State?
2011, What Does a Jew Want? On Binationalism and Other Specters
2012, The Case for Sanctions Against Israel
2012, In Defence of the Terror: Liberty or Death in the French Revolution
2012, Hegel’s Rabble: An Investigation Into Hegel’s Philosophy of Right
2012, Concept and Form / Cahiers pour l’Analyse
2013, The Idea of Communism vol. 2: The New York Conference
2013, Penumbr(a)
2013, Biopolitics: A Reader
2014, Žižek’s Jokes
2014, State in Time
2014, Theology after Lacan: The Passion for the Real
2015, The Slovene re-actualization of Hegel’s philosophy
2016, Slavoj Žižek and Dialectical Materialism
2016, The Idea of Communism vol. 3: The Seoul Conference
2016, Sex and Nothing: Bridges from Psychoanalysis to Philosophy
2016, Is Lacan an Anti-Philosopher?
2018, Janez Janša and Beyond

Secondary Literature

2003, ‘Slavoj Žižek’ by Tony Myers
2004, Glyn Daly: Conversations With Žižek
2004, Ian Parker: Slavoj Žižek – A Critical Introduction
2004, Matthew Sharpe: A Little Piece of the Real
2005, Rex Butler: Slavoj Žižek – Live Theory
2005, Geoff Boucher, Jason Glynos, Matthew Sharpe: Traversing the Fantasy
2006, Jodi Dean: Žižek’s Politics
2007, Fabio Vighi & Heiko Feldner: Žižek – Beyond Foucault
2008, Adam Kotsko: Žižek and Theology
2008, Adrian Johnston: Žižek’s Ontology
2008, Marcus Pound: A (Very) Critical Introduction
2008, Thomas Brockelman: Žižek and Heidegger
2009, Adrian Johnston: Badiou, Žižek, and Political Transformations
2010, Fabio Vighi: On Žižek’s Dialectics
2010, Matthew Sharpe & Geoff Boucher: Žižek and Politics: A Critical Introduction
2011, Introducing Slavoj Žižek: A Graphic Guide
2012, Kelsey Wood: Žižek: A Reader’s Guide
2012, Matthew Flisfeder: The Symbolic, the Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film
2013, ‘The Left Hemisphere: Mapping Critical Theory Today’ by Razmig Keucheyan
2013, Žižek Now: Current Perspectives in Žižek Studies
2014, Žižek and His Contemporaries: On the Emergence of the Slovenian Lacan
2014, ‘The Žižek Dictionary’ by Rex Butler
2015, ‘Žižek and Law’ by Laurent de Sutter
2015, Repeating Žižek
2018, ‘Does the Internet Have an Unconscious? Slavoj Žižek and Digital Culture’ by Clint Burnham
2018, ‘The Reception of Paul the Apostle in the Works of Slavoj Žižek’ by Ole Jakob Løland

Secondary Literature in Other Languages

2021, ‘¿Alguien dijo crisis del marxismo?: Axel Honneth, Slavoj Žižek y las nuevas teorías críticas de la sociedad’ de Santiago Roggerone


Video Recordings

1994, 23rd February, Home as Radical Evil
1999, 2nd Decem­ber, Liebe Deinen Näch­sten? Nein, Danke!
2002, On Belief and Oth­er­ness
2003, Mar­kets Without Sub­stance
2003, 10th March, Love without Mercy
2004, A Plea for Eth­ical Viol­ence
2004, 8th June, The Spectator’s Malevol­ent Neut­ral­ity
2005, 18th November, Who Believes What Today? (with Cornel West)
2006, 1. May, The Euthanasia of Tol­er­ant Reason
2006, 10th Novem­ber, Why Only an Athe­ist Can Believe
2006, 15th November, Polit­ics Between Fear and Ter­ror
2006, 20th Novem­ber, Can One Really Tolerate a Neighbor?
2006, ‘Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction’ Masterclass
2007, Mater­i­al­ism and Theo­logy
2007, Eco­logy without Nature
2007, The Lib­eral Uto­pia
2007, Knjižn­ica Otona Zupančiča
2007, Ned­jel­jom u 2
2007, 17. Novem­ber, Embed­ded in Ideo­logy
2007, 26. Novem­ber, Eco­logy: A New Opium of the Masses
2007, 26. Novem­ber, Fear Thy Neigh­bor as Thy­self: Anti­nom­ies of Tol­er­ant Reason
2008, 11. March, Demo­cracy Now!
2008, On Viol­ence, May 26th
2008, 3. Septem­ber, Moral Relativ­ism and Viol­ence: A Debate with Steven Lukes
2008, 9. Septem­ber, Maybe We Just Need Dif­fer­ent Chicken, Polite­ness and Civil­ity in the Func­tion of Ideo­logy
2008, 6. Decem­ber, From The Cri­tique of Reli­gion to the Cri­tique of Polit­ical Eco­nomy
2008, 12. Septem­ber, Violence at Google
2008, 15. Septem­ber, On Viol­ence
2008, 16. Septem­ber: Viol­ence & the Left in Dark Times
2009, Masterclass on Hegel
2009, Con­front­ing Human­ity & The Post-Mod­ern
2009, Anti-Semit­ism, Anti-Semite and Jew
2009, 20. Janu­ary, No Sex please, We are Post-Human
2009, 6. March, Why Todestrieb is a Philo­soph­ical Concept
2009, June, ‘Notes Towards a Definition of Communist Culture’ Masterclass
2009, July, What Does it Mean to Be a Revolutionary Today?
2009, 3. July, The Poetico-Mil­it­ary Com­plex: The Actu­al­ity of Plato’s Cri­tique of Poetry
2009, 20. Octo­ber, We’re Only Human
2009, 4th November, 20th Century Communism
2009, 17. Novem­ber, The Uses and Mis­uses of Viol­ence
2009, 24. Novem­ber, Apo­ca­lyptic Times2009, Entrevista:Roda Viva
2009, Con­front­ing Human­ity & The Post-Mod­ern
2009, Whither the “Death of God”: A Con­tinu­ing Cur­rency?
2009, Amerika proti Evropi: kul­turni boj?
2009, 6. March, Death Drive and Nir­vana Prin­ciple: Tension/Release
2009, 6. March, Why Todestrieb is a Philo­soph­ical Con­cept
2009, Anti-Semit­ism, Anti-Semite and Jew
2009, What Does It Mean to Be a Revolu­tion­ary Today?
2009, The Future of Europe
2009, 20. April, The Mon­stros­ity of Christ
2009, May, What happened in the first dec­ade of the XXI cen­tury
2009, May, Ideo­logy between Symp­tom and Fet­ish
2009, 13. Septem­ber, Pred­stavitev nove izdaje Komun­ističnega mani­festa
2009, 7. October, The Polit­ical Par­al­lax
2010, The Cul­ture Show
2010, Janu­ary, India Hab­itat Centre: First Annual Navay­ana Lec­ture
2010, Janu­ary, Puis­sances du Com­mun­isme
2010, March, Liv­ing in the End Times
2010, 5. May, Sub­vers­ive Film Fest­ival: The Col­lapse of Neo­lib­er­al­ism and the Future of Social­ism today
2010, 28. May, Is Lacan an Anti-Philo­sopher?
2010, 10. June, Archi­tec­ture and Aes­thet­ics
2010, 1. July, Liv­ing in the End Times
2010, July, The Idea of Com­mun­ism
2010, 10. Novem­ber, AlJaz­eera: Liv­ing in the End Times
2010, 12. Octo­ber, Why Only an Athe­ist Can Be a True Chris­tian
2010, 13. Octo­ber, Are Cata­strophes Vir­tual?
2010, Decem­ber, Greece
2010, 19. Decem­ber, Costas Douz­inas & Sla­voj Žižek
2010, 15. October, Philo­sophy and Com­mun­ism (with Badiou)
2010, 28. May, Is Lacan an Anti-Philo­sopher? (with Badiou)
2010, July, Com­mun­ism in the 21st Cen­tury
2010, 13. Octo­ber, Are Cata­strophes Vir­tual?
2011, Is It Still Pos­sible to Be a Hegel­ian Today?
2011, Cooper Union, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce
2011, Feb­ru­ary, Tariq Ramadan & Sla­voj Žižek
2011, June, Birk­beck Insti­tute Sum­mer School
2011, 24. June, Tel Aviv
2011, 1. July, Great Minds
2011, 5. July, Wikileaks: Assange & Žižek
2011, 9. May, Cata­strophic But Not Ser­i­ous
2011, March, Peru
2011, 31. March, Is It Still Pos­sible to Be a Hegel­ian Today?
2011, 3. Octo­ber, A Very Dan­ger­ous Q&A
2011, 8th Octo­ber, “We Are The Awaken­ing”, Occupy Wall Street Talk
2011, 26. Octo­ber, Charlie Rose
2011, 26. Octo­ber, St. Mark’s Book­shop
2011, 5. Novem­ber, The Empower­ment of the Right and the Dis­sol­u­tion of the Left
2011, 13. Novem­ber, AlJaz­eera: Cap­it­al­ism with Asian val­ues
2011, 17. Novem­ber, In Prague
2011, 27. Novem­ber, Eerst als tra­gedie, dan als klucht
2011, 23. March, The Idea of Communism and its Actuality
2011, 25. March, Lacan and Sexual Difference
2011, 26. March, The Lim­its of Hegel
2011, 1. July, Great Minds
2011, 21. Octo­ber, Free­dom in the Clouds
2011, 5. Novem­ber, The Empower­ment of the Right and the Dis­sol­u­tion of the Left
2011, 17. December, The Animal Doesn’t Exist
2012, The Lim­its of Hegel: Rabble, War, Sex and Mar­riage
2012, 28. Janu­ary, Istan­bul
2012, 29. Feb­ru­ary, The Dead­lock
2012, April, Julian Assange’s The World Tomor­row: Sla­voj Žižek & David Horow­itz
2012, 24. April, God in Pain: Inver­sions of Apo­ca­lypse
2012, 14. May, Signs from the Future
2012, May, Tariq Ali & Sla­voj Žižek: The Crisis of Europe
2012, 3. June, The Heart of the People of Europe Beats in Greece
2012, 12. June, Less than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism
2012, Com­mun­ist Absconditus
2012, The Buddhist Ethic and the Spirit of Global Cap­it­al­ism
2012, Al Jaz­eera Balkans
2012, 21. August, Is it Still Pos­sible to be a Hegel­ian Today?
2012, 7. Septem­ber, The Pervert’s Guide to Ideo­logy: A Con­ver­sa­tion
2012, 16. Octo­ber, Uni­vers­ity of Ver­mont
2012, 19. Octo­ber, The Con­di­tions of Pos­sib­il­ity
2012, Dif­fer­ent Fig­ures of The Big Other
2012, 13. Decem­ber, The Desert of Post-Ideo­logy Mas­ter­class
2012, The Wire: The Clash of Civilisations in One Country
2012, Onto­lo­gical Incom­plete­ness in Paint­ing, Lit­er­at­ure and Quantum The­ory
2012, The Buddhist Ethic and the Spirit of Global Cap­it­al­ism
2012, Com­mun­ist Absconditus
2012, On Mel­an­choly
2012, The Func­tion of Fantasy in the Lacanian Real
2012, Objet petit a and the Func­tion of Ideo­logy
2012, Being and Sub­jectiv­ity
2012, Lacanian Theo­logy and Buddhism
2012, The Big Other and The Event of Sub­jectiv­ity
2012, The Inter­na­tional Journal of Žižek Stud­ies Con­fer­ence
2012, 29. Feb­ru­ary, The Dead­lock
2012, 14. May, Signs from the Future
2012, 24. April, God in Pain
2012, 2. Octo­ber, On the Desert of Post-Ideo­logy
2012, Where is Balkan?
2012, 21th August, Is it Still Possible to Be a Hegelian Today?
2013, 25th-29th Novem­ber, ‘Com­mun­ism: An Idea that Divides’ Mas­ter­class
2014, 17. May, Voyeur­ism and Digital Iden­tity
2014, 18. May, Sur­veil­lance and Whis­tleblowers
2014, 26. Septem­ber, The Hegel­ian Wound
2014, Objet petit a and Digital Civil­iz­a­tion
2014, 22. May, Towards a Mater­i­al­ist The­ory of Sub­jectiv­ity
2014, Novem­ber, Towards a Mater­i­al­ist Notion of Free­dom
2014, 12. Decem­ber, A Defence of Uni­ver­sal­ism
2014, 16. Decem­ber, BBC Radio: Free Think­ing
2015, 31. March, Stalin: Para­doxes of Power
2015, May, What Does it Mean to be a Great Thinker Today?
2015, 4. June, Moins que rien. Hegel et l’ombre du matérialisme dialectique
2015, 15. June L’immanence des vérités (french)
2015, 8. Octo­ber, More Ali­en­a­tion, Please! A Cri­tique of Cul­tural Viol­ence
2015, 14. Octo­ber, Is Hegel Dead—Or Are We Dead in the Eyes of Hegel? A View of the Present Age
2015, 16. Novem­ber, Žižek, Varoufakis & Assange: Europe is Kaput. Long live Europe!
2015, 19. Novem­ber, Über Mandela hinaus ohne Mugabe zu werden. Einige postapokalyptische Überlegungen.
2015, 21. Novem­ber, The Pervert’s Guide to Europe
2015, 31. March, A Dis­cus­sion About Sta­lin­ism (with Steven Kotkin)
2015, April, Fig­ures of Neg­at­iv­ity Mas­ter­class
2015, 14. April, Syr­iza: A New Name for Free­dom
2015, 15. April, Onto­logy and Sexual Dif­fer­ence Conference (with Dolar & Zupančič)
2015, 6. July, Neg­at­iv­ity in Mater­i­al­ist Theo­logy
2015, 7. July, Uni­ver­sal­ity: Kant, Hegel, Lacan, Marx
2015, 8. July, Impossib­il­ity as the Lacanian Real
2015, 25. July, Rad­ical Polit­ics Today: Hegel’s Teach­ing
2015, 25. Septem­ber, The Meta­phys­ics of Love
2015, 19. November, Über Mandela hinaus ohne Mugabe zu werden. Einige postapokalyptische Überlegungen
2015, 21. Novem­ber, The Birth of Com­edy out of the Spirit of Des­pair (with Jela Krečič)
2015, 2-4th Decem­ber, ‘Hegelian Battles’ A Masterclass
2016, 20. Janu­ary: Sla­voj Žižek, Mladen Dolar & Udi Aloni: Rad­ical Grace
2016, 19. April, Sla­voj Žižek & Gary Younge: Against The Double Black­mail, Guard­ian Live event
2016, 23. May, Rage, Rebel­lion, Organ­iz­ing New Power: A Hegel­ian Triad
2016, 24. May, Toronto Inter­na­tional Film Fest­ival
2016, May, Sla­voj Žižek: An Inter­view for Red Zone
2016, 19. June, Sla­voj Žižek: Nieder mit der Ideo­lo­gie! | Stern­s­tunde Philo­sophie | SRF Cul­tur
2016, The Great Chal­lenge of The Left
2016, The Left Fails To Answer Global Crises With Valid Altern­at­ives
2016, Power, Betrayal and Brexit
2016, Freedom, Pos­sible and Impossible
2016, 18. April, Mas­ter­class 1: Sur­plus-Value, Sur­plus-Enjoy­ment, Sur­plus-Know­ledge
2016, 19. April, Mas­ter­class 2: Is Sur­plus-Value Marx’s Name For Sur­plus-Enjoy­ment?
2016, 20. April, Against the Double Black­mail: Refugees, Ter­ror and Other Troubles with the Neigh­bours
2016, 20. April, BBC Radio 3: Free Think­ing
2016, 27th October, Rage, Rebellion, New Power
2016, 31st Oct-2nd Nov, ‘Between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis’ Masterclass
2016, 9th November, Racial Enjoyments—What the Liberal Left Doesn’t Want to Hear
2016, 17th December, The Real of the Capitalist Illusion
2017, Christian Atheism
2017, 11th June, What’s Coming Next? A Discussion (with M.I.A., Horvat & Assange)
2018, 22th October, “On Your Marx”: The Fate of the Commons: A Trotskyite View
2018, 23rd October, The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing Discussion (with Comay & Ruda)
2018, 24th October, Samuel Beckett as the Writer of Political Abstraction
2018, 5-7th November, ‘Sex and the Failed Absolute’ Masterclass
2018, 8th November, On Samuel Beckett’s Art of Abstraction
2019, 8th April, Thinking the Human
2019, 16th April, Hegel with Neuralink
2019, 29-30th April ‘Disorder Under Heaven’ Masterclass
2019, 20th November, The Rise of Obscene Masters: Taking Donald Trump Seriously
2019, 25th November, A Crack In Everything: On Paradox
2020, 27th August, The Meaning of Hegel in 21st Century
2021, 24th April, Who is Afraid of the Middle East? (with Mina Nagy)
2021, 12th June, Reality as Materialized Ideology
2021, 17th June, Spiritual Crisis: Iranian Philosophy
2021, 5th July, Philosophy for Cynical Times
2021, 5th July, What Julian Assange has Started is the Greatest Challenge to Everything that is False with Western Notions of Freedom
2021, 14th July, The Legacy of the French Revolution
2021, 14th July 2021, Interview: Pandemic!
2021, 15th July 2021, Interview: Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost

Filmography & Appearances

1993, LAIBACH: A Film From Slovenia
1996, Liebe Dein Symptom wie Dich selbst!
1996, Predictions of Fire
2004, The Reality of the Virtual
2005, Žižek! by Astra Taylor
2006, The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema
2006, The Possibility of Hope
2006, Alien, Marx & Co. – Slavoj Žižek, Ein Porträt
2009, Examined Life
2009, Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution
2011, Marx Reloaded
2012, The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
2016, Houston, We Have a Problem!

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