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

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) One of the signal features of our era is the re-emergence of the ‘sacred’ in all its different guises, from New Age paganism to the emerging religious sensitivity within cultural and political theory. The wager of Žižek’s The Fragile Absolute is that Christianity and Marxism can fight together against the contemporary onslought of vapid spiritualism. TheContinue reading “‘The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why Is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For?’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch’s Lost Highway’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime is first of all the detailed reading of David Lynch’s The Lost Highway, based on the premises of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Lynch’s unique universe of the “ridiculous sublime” is interpreted as a simultaneous playful staging and traversing of the fundamental ideological fantasies that sustain our late capitalist society. A masterContinue reading “‘The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch’s Lost Highway’ by Slavoj Žižek”

The Collected Works of Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek is a Hegelian philosopher and psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana; Professor at the School of Law, 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 psychoanalyticContinue reading “The Collected Works of Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Plague of Fantasies’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Modern audiovisual media have spawned a ‘plague of fantasies’, electronically inspired phantasms that cloud the ability to reason and prevent a true understanding of a world increasingly dominated by abstractions—whether those of digital technology or the speculative market. Into this arena, enters Žižek: equipped with an agile wit and the skills of a prodigiousContinue reading “‘The Plague of Fantasies’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Abyss of Freedom / Ages of the World’ by Slavoj Žižek

PREVIEW(incomplete .pdf) F. W. J. von Schelling has emerged as one of the key philosophers of German Idealism, the one who, for the first time, undermined Kant’s philosophical revolution and in so doing opened up the way for a viable critique of Hegel. In noted philosopher Slavoj Žižek’s view, the main orientations of the post-HegelianContinue reading “‘The Abyss of Freedom / Ages of the World’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Indivisible Remainder: On Schelling and Related Matters’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The feature which distinguishes the great works of materialist thought, from Lucretius’ De rerum natura through Capital to the writings of Lacan, is their unfinished character: again and again they tackle their chosen problem. Schelling’s Weltalter drafts belong to this same series, with their repeated attempt at the formulation of the ‘beginning of the world,’ of the passage from theContinue reading “‘The Indivisible Remainder: On Schelling and Related Matters’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Mapping Ideology’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Not so long ago, the term “ideology” was in considerable disrepute. Its use had become associated with a claim to know a truth beyond ideology, a radically unfashionable position. What then explains the sudden revival of interest in grappling with the questions that ‘ideology’ poses to social and cultural theory, as wellContinue reading “‘Mapping Ideology’ by Slavoj Žižek”

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

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The title is just the first of many startling asides, observations and insights that fill this guide to Hollywood on the Lacanian psychoanalyst’s couch. Zizek introduces the ideas of Jacques Lacan through the medium of American film, taking his examples from over 100 years of cinema, from Charlie Chaplin to The Matrix and referencing along theContinue reading “‘Enjoy Your Symptom! Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out’ by Slavoj Žižek”

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

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Slavoj Žižek, a leading intellectual 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 works of contemporary popular culture, from Hitchcock’s Vertigo to Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, fromContinue reading “‘Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture’ by Slavoj Žižek”