‘Žižek and His Contemporaries: On the Emergence of the Slovenian Lacan’ by Jones Irwin & Helena Motoh

Published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2014.

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In recent years, the popularity of the inimitable Slavoj Žižek has perhaps cast a shadow over the collective influence exerted by Slovenian intellectuals on modern day philosophy. Yet despite his image as an isolated genius, this timely book relocates Žižek as a thinker whose ideas are born of a specifically Slovenian context. Although only coming to international notice in the early 1990s, the Slovenian school needs to be understood as the culmination of a series of intellectual, artistic and political movements inextricably connected to the quest for the succession of Slovenia from Yugoslavia. These developments in thought must also be seen in the light of one of the giants of Continental philosophy: Jacques Lacan.

Featuring interviews with three of its forerunners – Žižek, Mladen Dolar and Alenka Zupančič – this fascinating account details each philosopher’s individual concerns, whilst shedding light on the complex genealogy and continuing development of the Slovenian Lacanian school. Rarely are we afforded such an opportunity to study the birth of a philosophy from a seminal moment in modern history.

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