A Companion to Wagner’s Parsifal (Studies in German Literature, Linguistics and Culture)

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Essays demonstrating and exploring the abiding fascination of Wagner’s controversial work. Richard Wagner’s Parsifal remains an inexhaustible yet highly controversial work. This “stage consecration festival play,” as the composer described it, represents the culmination of his efforts to bring medieval myth and modern music together in a dynamic relationship. Wagner’s engagement with religion—Buddhist asContinue reading “A Companion to Wagner’s Parsifal (Studies in German Literature, Linguistics and Culture)”

Diagnoza

Čas: 5. Oktober 2021, 16:22 Lokacija: Evropa, Slovenija, Ljubljana. Diagnoza: Kolektivna globalna psihoza. Stanje pacienta: Klinično mrtev. Vzrok smrti: Samomor. Ivan Janez Janša kot predstavnik vlade, Ljubljana kot kapital države, Slovenija kot del predsedstva kontinenta, ter Evropa kot takšna. In memoriam.

Der junge Hegel in Stuttgart, Aufsätze und Tagebuchaufzeichnungen 1785-1788

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Hegels geistige Wirkung auf seine Mit- und Nachwelt hat ihren Ausgang von Berlin genommen. Sein Name ist mit den ersten Jahr zehnten der 1810 gegründeten Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität genau so verknüpft wie die Namen der Humboldt, Fichte, Schleiermacher, Savigny, Bopp, Hufeland und anderer. Zudem haben Zeitgenossen und Spätere – teils in apologetischer, teils in kritischer AbsichtContinue reading “Der junge Hegel in Stuttgart, Aufsätze und Tagebuchaufzeichnungen 1785-1788”

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .mobi) With knowledge, spirit, good humor, and passion, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. brings to life a remarkable man whose thoughts and actions speak to our most burning contemporary issues and still inspire the desires, hopes, and dreams of us all. Written in his own words, this history-making autobiography is MartinContinue reading “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

‘The Owl of Minerva from Dusk till Dawn, or, Two Shades of Gray’ by Mladen Dolar

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The paper takes as its starting point the figure of the owl as the emblem of philosophy, it looks at its history and takes up its most significant philosophical use, the notorious passage where Hegel uses the owl as the indication of philosophy’s necessary belatedness. This is the passage which is usually taken asContinue reading “‘The Owl of Minerva from Dusk till Dawn, or, Two Shades of Gray’ by Mladen Dolar”

‘How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read’ by Pierre Bayard | AudioBook

I never read a book I must review; it prejudices you so. —OSCAR WILDE If civilized people are expected to have read all important works of literature, and thousands more books are published every year, what are we supposed to do in those awkward social situations in which we’re forced to talk about books weContinue reading “‘How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read’ by Pierre Bayard | AudioBook”

‘Pandemic!: Covid 19 Shakes the World’ & ‘Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost’ by Slavoj Žižek | AudioBook

In the first part Žižek analyses how we live in a moment during the pandemic where the greatest act of love is to stay distant from the object of your affection. When governments renowned for ruthless cuts in public spending can suddenly conjure up trillions, when toilet paper becomes a commodity as precious as diamonds,Continue reading “‘Pandemic!: Covid 19 Shakes the World’ & ‘Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost’ by Slavoj Žižek | AudioBook”

Slavoj Žižek at the Toronto Inter­na­tional Film Fest­ival 2016

This event was co-presented with York University’s Department of Cinema & Media Arts through its Norman Jewison Series as part of York’s conference COMING TO TERMS WITH FILM-PHILOSOPHY. 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 andContinue reading “Slavoj Žižek at the Toronto Inter­na­tional Film Fest­ival 2016”

‘Rage, Rebel­lion, Organ­iz­ing New Power: A Hegel­ian Triad’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek with Amy Goodman titled Rage, Rebel­lion, Organ­iz­ing New Power: A Hegel­ian Triad on 23rd May 2016 at the Left Forum, John Jay College, The City University of New York. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana;Continue reading “‘Rage, Rebel­lion, Organ­iz­ing New Power: A Hegel­ian Triad’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941’ by Stephen Kotkin

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written a biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler’s Germany that is the signal event of modern world history. In 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’sContinue reading “‘Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941’ by Stephen Kotkin”

‘Stalin, Volume 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928’ by Stephen Kotkin

DOWNLOAD(.epub) A magnificent biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world. It has the quality of myth: a poor cobbler’s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a top leader in a band of revolutionary zealots. When the band seizes control of the country inContinue reading “‘Stalin, Volume 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928’ by Stephen Kotkin”

‘Joseph Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928’ by Stephen Kotkin and Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek and Stephen Kotkin discuss Kotkin’s monumental biography of Joseph Stalin at New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 covers the Soviet dictator’s youth, from his humble origins in Georgia as the son of a shoemaker to his days as a revolutionary organizer in Lenin’sContinue reading “‘Joseph Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928’ by Stephen Kotkin and Slavoj Žižek”

‘Is Hegel Dead—Or Are We Dead in the Eyes of Hegel? A View of the Present Age’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video of a paper delivered by Žižek titled Is Hegel Dead—Or Are We Dead in the Eyes of Hegel? by Deutsches Haus and the Department of German at New York University at Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center, New York on Wednesday, 14th October 2015 recorded by Laia Cabrera & Co. and sponsored by DAAD—the GermanContinue reading “‘Is Hegel Dead—Or Are We Dead in the Eyes of Hegel? A View of the Present Age’ by Slavoj Žižek”

»Problemi International«: Hegel250–Too Late?

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Modernity begins with Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. He is the defining philosopher of the transition to the modern world. Today, with the globalization of hyper digital capitalism, we are entering a new massive transition, so on the occasion of Hegel’s 250th birthday in 2020 serious attempts were made to rethink Hegel’s relevance and toContinue reading “»Problemi International«: Hegel250–Too Late?”

‘Architectural Parallax: Spandrels and Other Phenomena of Class Struggle’ by Slavoj Žižek

My knowledge of architecture is constrained to a coupler of idiosyncratic data: my love for Ayn Rand and her architecture- novel The Fountainhead; my admiration of the Stalinist “wedding-cake” baroque kitsch; my dream of a house composed only of secondary spaces and places of passage – stairs, corridors, toilets, store-rooms, kitchen – with no livingContinue reading “‘Architectural Parallax: Spandrels and Other Phenomena of Class Struggle’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Rise of Obscene Masters: Taking Donald Trump Seriously’ by Slavoj Žižek

Not such a long time ago, in a galaxy that now appears far, far away, the public space was clearly distinguished from the obscenities of private exchanges. Today, however, not only we can read in the mass media about the intimate details of public personalities, populist politicians themselves often regress to shameless obscenity. It isContinue reading “‘The Rise of Obscene Masters: Taking Donald Trump Seriously’ by Slavoj Žižek”

Group Experiment and Other Writings: The Frankfurt School on Public Opinion in Postwar Germany’ by Friedrich Pollock & Theodor W. Adorno

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Beginning in 1949, Theodor W. Adorno and other members of the reconstituted Frankfurt Institute for Social Research undertook a massive empirical study of German opinion about the legacies of the Nazi past, applying and modifying techniques they had learned during their U.S. exile. They published their results in 1955 as a research monograph, GroupContinue reading “‘Group Experiment and Other Writings: The Frankfurt School on Public Opinion in Postwar Germany’ by Friedrich Pollock & Theodor W. Adorno”

‘Power, Appearance and Obscenity in the Viral Desert’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) The spread of the coronavirus epidemics has also triggered a vast epidemic of ideological viruses which were lying dormant in our societies: fake news, paranoiac conspiracy theories, explosions of racism, etc. Underlying these viruses is the rise of obscenity in public discourse which is linked to new Right populism. However, the ongoing epidemics atContinue reading “‘Power, Appearance and Obscenity in the Viral Desert’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Of the Social Contract and Other Political Writings’ by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .pdf) “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains” are the famous opening words of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Social Contract, a work of political philosophy that has stirred vigorous debate ever since its publication in 1762. Rejecting the view that anyone has a natural right to sovereignty, Rousseau argues instead for a pact—aContinue reading “‘Of the Social Contract and Other Political Writings’ by Jean-Jacques Rousseau”

‘Hegel Confronting Humanity & The Post-Modern’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper delivered on an additional unspecified day of the Masterclass on Hegel course by Slavoj Žižek titled Hegel Confronting Humanity & The Post-Modern at the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland in 2009. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana; ProfessorContinue reading “‘Hegel Confronting Humanity & The Post-Modern’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Happiness Capitalism vs. Marxism’ by Slavoj Žižek and Jordan Peterson

A debate at the Sony Centre, Toronto in Canada. 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,Continue reading “‘Happiness Capitalism vs. Marxism’ by Slavoj Žižek and Jordan Peterson”

‘The Destruction of Reason’ by Georg Lukács

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Lukács shows how irrationalism was born in German feudal absolutism’s reaction to the French revolution of 1789. He studies the “irrationalist tradition” within philosophy stemming up to Hitler in the recent history of ideas. A major study of Friedrich Schelling, Søren Kierkegaard, Arthur Schopenhauer and, in particular, Friedrich Nietzsche. A brilliant intellectualContinue reading “‘The Destruction of Reason’ by Georg Lukács”

‘Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Slavoj Žižek, a leading intellectual in the new social movements that are sweeping the world, provides a virtuoso reading of Jacques Lacan. Here he inverts current pedagogical strategies to explain the difficult philosophical underpinnings of the French theoretician and practician who revolutionized our view of psychoanalysis. He approaches Lacan through the motifs and worksContinue reading “‘Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction’ Masterclass by Slavoj Žižek

Day 1: The Real as a Virtual Prosopopeia Day 2: Ethics of the Other Day 3: Hitchcock as a Hegelian Agent Day 4: Cinema, Ideology and Philosophy Day 5: The Hollywood Sinthome Day 6: Platonic Diaresis: Gorgias as a Stalinist Day 7: Nominalism and Ontology Day 8: The Euthanasia of Pure Reason Day 9: LanguageContinue reading “‘Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction’ Masterclass by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Marx Reloaded’ by Jason Barker

DOWNLOAD(3x .mkv) Marx Reloaded is a cultural documentary published in 2011 that examines the relevance of German philosopher Karl Marx’s ideas for understanding the global economic and financial crisis of 2008-09. The crisis triggered the deepest global recession in 70 years and prompted the US government to spend more than 1 trillion dollars in order toContinue reading “‘Marx Reloaded’ by Jason Barker”

‘Language and Violence’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording from a paper presentation delivered on the ninth and final day of Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction four-week masterclass course by Slavoj Žižek titled Language and Violence delivered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London on 21st June 2006. The course focused on the singular question: Is psychoanalysis outdated? It appears that it is,Continue reading “‘Language and Violence’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Euthanasia of Pure Reason’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording from a paper presentation delivered on the eight day of Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction four-week masterclass course by Slavoj Žižek titled The Euthanasia of Pure Reason delivered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London on 20th June 2006. The course focused on the singular question: Is psychoanalysis outdated? It appears that it is,Continue reading “‘The Euthanasia of Pure Reason’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Apocalyptic Times’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording from a paper presentation delivered by Slavoj Žižek titled Apocalyptic Times at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, London University on 24th November 2009. 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 ofContinue reading “‘Apocalyptic Times’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why Is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For?’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) “From now on, even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way; everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” Saint Paul’s militant declaration from Corinthians asserts for the first time in human history the revolutionary logic of a radical breakContinue reading “‘The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why Is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For?’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Concept and Form / Cahiers pour l’Analyse’ by Hallward and Peden | Two Volumes

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Concept and Form is a two-volume monument to the work of the philosophy journal the Cahiers pour l’Analyse (1966–69), the most ambitious and radical collective project to emerge from French structuralism. Inspired by their mentors Louis Althusser and Jacques Lacan, the editors of the Cahiers sought to sever philosophy from the interpretation of given meanings or experiences,Continue reading “‘Concept and Form / Cahiers pour l’Analyse’ by Hallward and Peden | Two Volumes”

‘Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy’ by Peter Hallward

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Slavoj Žižek is not alone in thinking that Alain Badiou’s recent work is “the event of contemporary philosophy.” Think Again, the first publication of its kind, goes a long way towards justifying his assessment. Badiou is nothing if not polemical and the most suitable way to approach his philosophy is precisely through the controversiesContinue reading “‘Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy’ by Peter Hallward”

‘Damming the Flood: Haiti and the Politics of Containment’ by Peter Hallward

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Long before a devastating earthquake hit in January 2010, Haiti was one of the most impoverished and oppressed countries in the world. However, in the late 1980s a remarkable popular mobilization known as Lavalas (“the flood”) sought to liberate the island from decades of US-backed dictatorial rule. Damming the Flood analyzes how and whyContinue reading “‘Damming the Flood: Haiti and the Politics of Containment’ by Peter Hallward”

‘Die Idee des Kommunismus II’ von Alain Badiou und Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Die zweite internationale Konferenz über Sinn und Verwendung des Wortes Kommunismus, organisiert auf Initiative von Alain Badiou und Slavoj Žižek, fand vom 25.–27. Juni 2010 in der Berliner Volksbühne statt. Nach dem Erfolg der Eröffnungskonferenz in London ein Jahr zuvor ging es dieses Mal darum, die Diskussionen für die Erfahrung und die Reflexion derContinue reading “‘Die Idee des Kommunismus II’ von Alain Badiou und Slavoj Žižek”

‘Die Idee des Kommunismus I’ von Slavoj Žižek und Costas Douzinas

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Die Versprechen des Kommunismus von den Katastrophen des 20. Jahrhunderts zu trennen, ist keine leichte Aufgabe. Aber sie ist nötig. Denn wir brauchen eine andere Vorstellung von Gesellschaft, damit die Menschheit aus den Katastrophen herauskommt, in die sie mit dem Kapitalismus bereits hineingesteuert ist. Wir müssen anfangen. Dazu will das Buch einen Beitrag leisten.Continue reading “‘Die Idee des Kommunismus I’ von Slavoj Žižek und Costas Douzinas”

‘Violence: Six Sideways Reflections’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) In this passionate plea for awareness, Žižek turns his unflinching gaze on the capitalist democracies we live in. The book discusses the inherent violence of globalization, capitalism, fundamentalism, and language: it brings new light to the Paris riots of 2005, questions the permissiveness of violence in philanthropy, explores the bloody totalitarian regimesContinue reading “‘Violence: Six Sideways Reflections’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime’ by Bruno Latour

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .pdf) The present ecological mutation has organized the whole political landscape for the last thirty years. This could explain the deadly cocktail of exploding inequalities, massive deregulation, and conversion of the dream of globalization into a nightmare for most people.  What holds these three phenomena together is the conviction, shared by some powerfulContinue reading “‘Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime’ by Bruno Latour”

‘States of Injury’ by Wendy Brown

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Whether in characterizing Catharine MacKinnon’s theory of gender as itself pornographic or in identifying liberalism as unable to make good on its promises, Wendy Brown pursues a central question: how does a sense of woundedness become the basis for a sense of identity? Brown argues that efforts to outlaw hate speech and pornography powerfullyContinue reading “‘States of Injury’ by Wendy Brown”

‘Politics Out of History’ by Wendy Brown

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) What happens to left and liberal political orientations when faith in progress is broken, when both the sovereign individual and sovereign states seem tenuous, when desire seems as likely to seek punishment as freedom, when all political conviction is revealed as contingent and subjective? Politics Out of History is animated by the question of how weContinue reading “‘Politics Out of History’ by Wendy Brown”

‘Buddhism and Violence’ by Michael Zimmermann

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This volume studies the evidence that, at particular moments in their history and in certain aspects of their doctrines, the traditions of Buddhism, like other religious traditions, have actively or passively promoted – and may continue to promote – violent modes of behavior or structural violence. The articles in this volume cover a broadContinue reading “‘Buddhism and Violence’ by Michael Zimmermann”

‘Buddhist Warfare’ by Michael Jerryson & Mark Juergensmeyer

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Though traditionally regarded as a peaceful religion, Buddhism has a dark side. On multiple occasions over the past fifteen centuries, Buddhist leaders have sanctioned violence, and even war. The eight essays in this book focus on a variety of Buddhist traditions, from antiquity to the present, and show that Buddhist organizations haveContinue reading “‘Buddhist Warfare’ by Michael Jerryson & Mark Juergensmeyer”

‘Zen At War’ by Brian Victoria

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) A history of the contradictory, often militaristic, role of Zen Buddhism, this book documents the close and previously unknown support of a supposedly peaceful religion for Japanese militarism throughout World War II. Drawing on the writings and speeches of leading Zen masters and scholars, Brian Victoria shows that Zen served as a powerful foundationContinue reading “‘Zen At War’ by Brian Victoria”

‘Violence at Google’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings from a paper presentation delivered at the Authors@Google program in Google’s New York office on 12th September 2008 to discuss his book Violence: Six Sideways Reflections. In this passionate plea for awareness, Žižek turns his unflinching gaze on the capitalist democracies we live in. The book discusses the inherent violence ofContinue reading “‘Violence at Google’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Nominalism and Ontology’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording from a paper presentation delivered on the seventh day of Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction four-week masterclass course by Slavoj Žižek titled Nominalism and Ontology delivered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London on 15th June 2006. The course focused on the singular question: Is psychoanalysis outdated? It appears thatContinue reading “‘Nominalism and Ontology’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) A spectre is haunting Western academia, the spectre of the Cartesian subject—Deconstructionists and Habermasians, cognitive scientists and Heideggerians, feminists and New Age obscurantists—all are united in their hostility to it. The Ticklish Subject seeks to undermine the common presupposition of all these critiques by posing a provocative question: what if there is a subversiveContinue reading “‘The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Panopticon Writings’ by Jeremy Bentham

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) A definitive collection of Bentham’s work on the model prison, key to Foucault’s theory of power. A comprehensive introduction by Miran Božović explores the place of Panopticon in contemporary theoretical debate. The Panopticon project for a model prison obsessed the English philosopher Jeremy Bentham for almost 20 years. In the end, theContinue reading “‘The Panopticon Writings’ by Jeremy Bentham”

‘Platonic Diaresis: Gorgias as a Stalinist’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording from a paper presentation delivered on the sixth day of Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction four-week masterclass course by Slavoj Žižek titled Platonic Diaresis, or, Gorgias as a Stalinist at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, London University on 13th June 2006. The course focused on the singular question: Is psychoanalysis outdated? ItContinue reading “‘Platonic Diaresis: Gorgias as a Stalinist’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Difference and Repetition’ by Gilles Deleuze

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) This brilliant exposition of the critique of identity is a classic in contemporary philosophy and one of Deleuze’s most important works. Of fundamental importance to literary critics and philosophers, Difference and Repetition develops two central concepts—pure difference and complex repetition—and shows how the two concepts are related. While difference implies divergence andContinue reading “‘Difference and Repetition’ by Gilles Deleuze”

‘Out of This World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation’ by Peter Hallward

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) A controversial critique of Deleuze as a spiritual and extra-worldly philosopher. Gilles Deleuze was one of the most influential French philosophers of the last century. This book aims to make sense of his fundamental project in the clearest possible terms, by engaging with the central idea that informs virtually all of his work: theContinue reading “‘Out of This World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation’ by Peter Hallward”

‘Materialism and Theology’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper presentation delivered by Slavoj Žižek titled Materialism and Theology at the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland in 2007. 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 forContinue reading “‘Materialism and Theology’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Great Regression’ edited by Heinrich Geiselberger

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Suddenly we find ourselves in a world that few would have imagined possible just a few years ago, a world that seems to many to be a move backwards. How can we make sense of these dramatic developments and how should we respond to them? Are we witnessing a worldwide rejection of liberal democracyContinue reading “‘The Great Regression’ edited by Heinrich Geiselberger”

‘The Animal Doesn’t Exist’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper presentation delivered by Slavoj Žižek titled The Animal Doesn’t Exist as part of The Human Animal in Politics, Science, and Psychoanalysis conference, which took place from 16 — 17 December 2011 at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Organised by Lorenzo Chiesa (Reader in Modern European Thought, UniversityContinue reading “‘The Animal Doesn’t Exist’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Introducing Slavoj Žižek: A Graphic Guide’ by Christopher Kul-Want & Piero

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Charting his meteoric rise in popularity, Christopher Kul-Want and Piero explore Slavoj Žižek’s timely analyses of today’s global crises concerning ecology, mounting poverty, war, civil unrest and revolution. Covering topics from philosophy and ethics, politics and ideology, religion and art, to literature, cinema, corporate marketing, quantum physics and virtual reality, the bookContinue reading “‘Introducing Slavoj Žižek: A Graphic Guide’ by Christopher Kul-Want & Piero”

‘Less than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism’ Slavoj Žižek & Jonathan Derbyshire in Dialogue

Video and audio recordings of a dialogue between Slavoj Žižek and Jonathan Derbyshire held for the occasion of the publication of Less than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism at the Platform Theatre in Central Saint Martins Granary Square, King’s Cross for the University of the Arts in London, United Kingdom on 12thContinue reading “‘Less than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism’ Slavoj Žižek & Jonathan Derbyshire in Dialogue”

‘Politics Between Fear and Terror’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek titled Politics Between Fear and Terror at Calit2 Auditorium of the Atkinson Hall hosted by the Visual Arts Department of University of California in San Diego, United States on 15th November 2006. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and Psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior ResearcherContinue reading “‘Politics Between Fear and Terror’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘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 publishedContinue reading “‘Danish Pastry: The Euthanasia of Tolerant Reason’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Why Only an Atheist Can Believe: Politics Between Fear and Trembling’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek titled Why Only an Atheist Can Believe: Politics Between Fear and Trembling at Calvin College (now known as Calvin University), in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States on 10th November 2006, about the complex relationship between belief and desire, arguing for the counter-intuitive notion of ChristianContinue reading “‘Why Only an Atheist Can Believe: Politics Between Fear and Trembling’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Can One Really Tolerate a Neighbor?’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek titled Can One Really Tolerate a Neighbor? at Tilton Gallery in New York City, United States on 20th November 2006 at a Lacanian Ink event. 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 isContinue reading “‘Can One Really Tolerate a Neighbor?’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Love without Mercy’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek titled Love without Mercy at Deitch Projects in New York City, United States on 10th March 2003 in conjunction with the publication of Lacanian Ink 21. Lacanian Ink is a cultural magazine which focuses on the teachings of French psychoanalyst published biannually in New York andContinue reading “‘Love without Mercy’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Ignorance of Chicken: Who Believes What Today?’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek and accompanied by Cornel West, titled The Ignorance of the Chicken: Who Believes What Today? at Swayduck Auditorium for the New School for Social Research in conjunction with Theory Downtown in New York City, United States on 18th November, 2005. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and Psychoanalytic socialContinue reading “‘The Ignorance of Chicken: Who Believes What Today?’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘What’s Coming Next?’ by Slavoj Žižek & Julian Assange

Video and audio recordings of Julian Assange and Slavoj Žižek titled What’s Coming Next? from the Meltdown Festival which took place at Weston Roof Pavilion of the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre in London, England on 11th June 2017. At the moment I’m unable to retrieve or find a copy of the completeContinue reading “‘What’s Coming Next?’ by Slavoj Žižek & Julian Assange”

‘Masterclass on Hegel’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings from a course by Slavoj Žižek delivered at the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland in 2009. The specific dates of individual lectures and the title of the entire course of these four classes are currently unknown to me, so I’ve just labelled them under the generic title of Masterclass on Hegel. DayContinue reading “‘Masterclass on Hegel’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Hegel and the Ambiguity of Obscenity’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper delivered on the fourth day of the Masterclass on Hegel course by Slavoj Žižek titled Hegel and the Ambiguity of Obscenity at the European Graduate School in 2009. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana;Continue reading “‘Hegel and the Ambiguity of Obscenity’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Hollywood Sinthome’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording from the fifth day of Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction four-week masterclass course by Slavoj Žižek titled The Hollywood Sinthome delivered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London on 8th June 2006. The course focused on the singular question: Is psychoanalysis outdated? It appears that it is, on three interconnectedContinue reading “‘The Hollywood Sinthome’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Enjoy Your Symptom! Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In Enjoy Your Symptom!, Žižek introduces the ideas of Jacques Lacan through the medium of Hollywood film, taking his examples from over 100 years of American cinema, from Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock to The Matrix. He argues for the accessibility and ultimate simplicity of Lacan’s theory through a reference to popular culture which formsContinue reading “‘Enjoy Your Symptom! Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Cinema, Ideology and Philosophy’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording from the fourth day of Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction four-week masterclass course by Slavoj Žižek titled Cinema, Ideology and Philosophy delivered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London on 6th June 2006. The course focused on the singular question: Is psychoanalysis outdated? It appears that it is, on threeContinue reading “‘Cinema, Ideology and Philosophy’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘“On Your Marx”: The Fate of the Commons: A Trotskyite View’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video recording of a paper delivered by Žižek titled “On Your Marx”: The Fate of the Commons: A Trotskyite View by Deutsches Haus and the Department of German at New York University as part of NYU Skirball’s “On Your Marx” festival in celebration of Karl Marx’s 200th birthday at Skirball Center for Performing Arts onContinue reading “‘“On Your Marx”: The Fate of the Commons: A Trotskyite View’ by Slavoj Žižek”

Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe

DOWNLOAD(70x .pdf) Work began on the MEGA, i.e. the publication of the complete writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, in Moscow and (East-)Berlin during the 1960s. In the wake of the dramatic changes in East Germany in 1989, scholars throughout the world pressed for the continued publication of the MEGA, which also received topContinue reading “Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe”

‘How to Read Lacan’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Lacan’s motto of the ethics of psychoanalysis involves a profound paradox. Traditionally, psychoanalysis was expected to allow the patient to overcome the obstacles which prevented access to “normal” sexual enjoyment; today, however, we are bombarded by different versions of the injunction “Enjoy!” Psychoanalysis is the only discourse in which you are allowed not toContinue reading “‘How to Read Lacan’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Hitchcock as a Hegelian Agent’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording from the third day of Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction four-week masterclass course by Slavoj Žižek titled Hitchcock as a Hegelian Agent delivered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London on 1st June 2006. The course focused on the singular question: Is psychoanalysis outdated? It appears that it is, onContinue reading “‘Hitchcock as a Hegelian Agent’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Ethics of the Other’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording from the second day of Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction four-week masterclass course by Slavoj Žižek titled Ethics of the Other delivered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London on 30th May 2006. The course focused on the singular question: Is psychoanalysis outdated? It appears that it is, on threeContinue reading “‘Ethics of the Other’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Real as a Virtual Prosopopeia’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording from the first day of Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction four-week masterclass course by Slavoj Žižek titled The Real as a Virtual Prosopopeia delivered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London on 25th May 2006. The course focused on the singular question: Is psychoanalysis outdated? It appears that it is,Continue reading “‘The Real as a Virtual Prosopopeia’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Who is Afraid of the Middle East?’ by Slavoj Žižek & Mina Nagy

Video recording of an interview with Slavoj Žižek held over the online Zoom platform by Mina Nagy of Boring Books in collaboration with Sushi Book Reviews in 24th April 2021 titled Who is Afraid of the Middle East? See more information on their official website at Boring Books. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalytic socialContinue reading “‘Who is Afraid of the Middle East?’ by Slavoj Žižek & Mina Nagy”

‘Spiritual Crisis: Iranian Philosophy’ by Slavoj Žižek & Nadia Maftouni

Video recording of a discussion held over the online Zoom platform between Slavoj Žižek at Ljubljana, Slovenia and Nadia Maftouni at University of Tehran, Iran on 17th June 2021 on topics from Shakepeare’s Hamlet to Akira Kurosawa’s The Idiot. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and Psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department ofContinue reading “‘Spiritual Crisis: Iranian Philosophy’ by Slavoj Žižek & Nadia Maftouni”

‘LAIBACH: A Film From Slovenia’ by Chris Bohn, Daniel Landin & Peter Vezjak

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) LAIBACH: A Film From Slovenia provides a glimpse into the enigma of the industrial punk band Laibach formed in 1980’s Yugoslavia more than four decades ago. Here Laibach describe their work in their own words; giving a sense of their music and drama, as well as a glimpse of the post-Yugoslav and Slovene influencesContinue reading “‘LAIBACH: A Film From Slovenia’ by Chris Bohn, Daniel Landin & Peter Vezjak”

‘The Meaning of Hegel in 21st Century’ by Slavoj Žižek & Robert Eikmeyeron

Video recording of discussion held over the online Zoom platform between Slavoj Žižek in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Dr. Robert Eikmeyer from the School of Design, Pforzheim University taken on 27th August 2020 about the meaning of Georg W. F. Hegel’s work in the 21st century. The conversation was part of the re-opening program of the new Museum Hegel-HausContinue reading “‘The Meaning of Hegel in 21st Century’ by Slavoj Žižek & Robert Eikmeyeron”

‘Interview with Slavoj Žižek: Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost’ by Chris Hedges

In the second of a two-part interview, this time held on 15th July 2021 for the On Contact show broadcast on RT America, Chris Hedges continues his discussion with philosopher Slavoj Žižek about the social, political and psychological consequences of the prolonged lockdown, social distancing, and mass illness and death caused by the pandemic. InContinue reading “‘Interview with Slavoj Žižek: Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost’ by Chris Hedges”

‘Interview with Slavoj Žižek: Pandemic!’ by Chris Hedges

In the first of a two-part interview held on 14th July 2021 for the On Contact show broadcast on RT America, Chris Hedges discusses the social, political, cultural economic ramifications of the pandemic with the philosopher Slavoj Žižek. “Driven by the demand to persevere and not to fail, as well as by the ambition of efficiency,Continue reading “‘Interview with Slavoj Žižek: Pandemic!’ by Chris Hedges”

‘Freedom in the Clouds’ by Slavoj Žižek

Selected video recordings of Žižek from Communism, A New Beginning?, a conference that took place on 14-16th October 2011 at Cooper Union in New York City to discuss the continued relevance of the Communist Idea. The main talk delivered by Žižek as the conclusion to the conference went under the title of Freedom in theContinue reading “‘Freedom in the Clouds’ by Slavoj Žižek”

Lacanian Theory of Discourse: Subject, Structure and Society

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This collection introduces and develops Lacanian thought concerning the relations among language, subjectivity, and society and provides an account of how language both interacts with and constitutes structures of subjectivity, producing specific attitudes and behaviors as well as significant social effects. Table of Contents Introduction by Mark Braeher Part I. The Real and theContinue reading “Lacanian Theory of Discourse: Subject, Structure and Society”

‘Where is Balkan?’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) A video compilation of 14 very short appearances by Slavoj Žižek in the Balkan Spirit film by Hermann Vaske from 2012. 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 HumanitiesContinue reading “‘Where is Balkan?’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Is Communism the Answer to the Crisis?’ by Alain Badiou

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) Video and audio recordings of an interview Alain Badiou had with Stephen Sackur titled Is Communism the Answer to the Crisis? for the British BBC show called HARDtalk on 24th March 2009 in London. Alain Badiou is a French Marxist philosopher, novelist and playwright. Born in Rabat, Morocco, Badiou completed high school in Toulouse beforeContinue reading “‘Is Communism the Answer to the Crisis?’ by Alain Badiou”

‘20th Century Communism’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) Video and audio recordings of an interview Slavoj Žižek had with Stephen Sackur titled 20th Century Communism for the British BBC show called HARDtalk on 4th November 2009. 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 LawContinue reading “‘20th Century Communism’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Samuel Beckett as the Writer of Political Abstraction’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek and introduced by Russell Sbriglia titled Samuel Beckett as the Writer of Political Abstraction: What Can Beckett Tell Us about Political Correctness and the Alt-Right? on 24th October 2018 at Seton Hall University, United States on the Irish novelist Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) and hisContinue reading “‘Samuel Beckett as the Writer of Political Abstraction’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask Žižek’ by Russell Sbriglia

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Challenging the widely-held assumption that Slavoj Žižek’s work is far more germane to film and cultural studies than to literary studies, this volume demonstrates the importance of Žižek to literary criticism and theory. The contributors show how Žižek’s practice of reading theory and literature through one another allows him to critique, complicate,Continue reading “‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask Žižek’ by Russell Sbriglia”

‘Reflections on Gewalt’ by Étienne Balibar

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The paradox of Marxism’s relationship to violence is that, although Marxism has made a decisive contribution to understanding ‘the role of violence in history’ – more precisely, to understanding the link between forms of domination and exploitation (primarily capitalism) and the structural modalities of social violence, and the necessity of class struggles and revolutionaryContinue reading “‘Reflections on Gewalt’ by Étienne Balibar”

‘My European Manifesto’ by Slavoj Žižek

As attacks against Europe multiply, the Slovene philosopher Slavoj Žižek emphasizes, in an opinion piece titled « Mon manifeste européen » published in the Paris daily newspaper Le Monde on 13th May 2021, that Europe’s heritage, particularly that of the Enlightenment and its secular Modernity, provides the best tools for analysis of what is wrongContinue reading “‘My European Manifesto’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Über Mandela hinaus ohne Mugabe zu werden. Einige postapokalyptische Überlegungen.’ von Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) Eine Aufzeichnung von Žižeks Key-Lecture in englischer Sprache mit dem Titel Über Mandela hinaus ohne Mugabe zu werden. Einige postapokalyptische Überlegungen. im Hamburg, Deutschen SchauSpielHaus, am 19. November 2015. Die jüngsten Ereignisse in Griechenland – die erzwungene Kapitulation Syrizas – haben wieder einmal klar gemacht, wo die Schlüsselprobleme der heutigen Linken liegen: Wie könnenContinue reading “‘Über Mandela hinaus ohne Mugabe zu werden. Einige postapokalyptische Überlegungen.’ von Slavoj Žižek”

‘Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.epub, two editions) There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we’re in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of Capitalism has become inexorable, presenting itself as the only game in town. SettingContinue reading “‘Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis’ by Dylan Evans

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Jacques Lacan was arguably the most original and influential psychoanalytic thinker since Sigmund Freud. His ideas have revolutionised the clinical practice of psychoanalysis and continue to have a major impact in fields as diverse as film studies, literary criticism, feminist theory and philosophy. Lacan’s writings are notorious for their complexity and idiosyncraticContinue reading “‘An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis’ by Dylan Evans”

‘Avatars of Avarice‘ by Mladen Dolar

Video recording of a paper delivered by Mladen Dolar on 16th December 2016 in Mumbai, India as part of “Fantasies of Capital: Alienation, Enjoyment, Psychoanalysis” Conference. Inspired by Karl Marx’s critique of political economy and Jacques Lacan’s late theory linking surplus enjoyment to surplus value, the conference aimed to introduce a Lacanian interpretation of Marx’sContinue reading “‘Avatars of Avarice‘ by Mladen Dolar”

‘Markets Without Substance’ by Slavoj Žižek

A recording of a paper by Žižek titled Markets Without Substance delivered at the European Graduate School in 2003. Žižek gives a systematic account of Jacques Lacan’s Schema of Four Discourses from his 1969-70 seminar L’envers de la psychanalyse (The Other Side of Psychoanalysis, W.W. Norton & Co.: New York, 2006), more specifically the passage inContinue reading “‘Markets Without Substance’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Odd One In: On Comedy’ by Alenka Zupančič

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .pdf) Why philosophize about comedy? What is the use of investigating the comical from philosophical and psychoanalytic perspectives? In The Odd One In, Alenka Zupančič considers how philosophy and psychoanalysis can help us understand the movement and the logic involved in the practice of comedy, and how comedy can help philosophy and psychoanalysis recognizeContinue reading “‘The Odd One In: On Comedy’ by Alenka Zupančič”

‘The Fantasy of the End’ by Alenka Zupančič

Video recording of a paper delivered on 17th December 2016 in Mumbai, India as part of “Fantasies of Capital: Alienation, Enjoyment, Psychoanalysis” Conference. Inspired by Karl Marx’s critique of political economy and Jacques Lacan’s late theory linking surplus enjoyment to surplus value, the conference aimed to introduce a Lacanian interpretation of Marx’s analysis of capitalContinue reading “‘The Fantasy of the End’ by Alenka Zupančič”