‘Reality as Materialized Ideology’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video recording of a paper delivered by Žižek for the occasion of 10th anniversary edition of the DigitalFUTURES series hosted by Tongji University, Shanghai on 12th June 2021. The presentation mostly includes various points developed by Žižek which should already be well known to the followers of his work done throughout the past decade, and mainly focuses on the specific Hegelian dialectical idea of how the notion of reality is a kind of an incomplete, imperfect material manifestation of the general predominant social ideology. For more information see their official website at digitalfutures.world


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. His more than sixty books in English have been widely translated. His latest publications include Pandemic! & Pandemic! 2, Hegel in a Wired Brain, Sex and the Failed Absolute, Like A Thief In Broad DaylightReading MarxIncontinence of the Void, and The Day After the Revolution.

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