‘Danish Pastry: The Euthanasia of Tolerant Reason’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek titled Danish Pastry: The Euthanasia of Tolerant Reason at Tilton Gallery in New York City, United States on 1st May 2006 in conjunction with the publication of Lacanian Ink 27. Lacanian Ink is a cultural magazine which focuses on the teachings of French psychoanalyst published biannually in New York and edited by Josefina Ayerza.


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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