The very first book dedicated to Slavoj Žižek’s theoretical treatment of law, this book gathers widely recognized Žižek scholars as well as legal theorists to offer a sustained analysis of the place of law in Žižek’s work. Whether it is with reference to symbolic law, psychoanalytical law, religious law, positive law, human rights, to Lacan’s, Hegel’s, or Kant’s philosophies of law, or even to Jewish or Buddhist law, Žižek returns again and again to law.
And what his work offers, this volume demonstrates, is a radically new approach to law, and a rethinking of its role within the framework of radical politics. With the help of Žižek himself – who here, and for the first time, directly engages with the topic of law – this collection provides an authoritative account of ‘Žižek and law’. It will be invaluable resource for researchers and students in the fields of law, legal theory, legal philosophy, political theory, psychoanalysis, theology, and cultural studies.
Laurent de Sutter (born December 24, 1977 in Brussels), is a French-speaking Belgian philosopher. He is a professor of law theory at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He also directs the Perspectives critiques collection at the Presses Universitaires de France (PUF) and the Theory Redux collection at Polity Press in London. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the International College of Philosophy.