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Review: In Defense of Lost Causes

This book is typical of Zizek’s style, in other words an eclectic mix of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and cultural commentary. The opening proposal is to defend a range of revolutionary thinkers and events which history looks on unfavourably. 438 more words

Philosophy

On Boredom as Liberation

The contemporary philosopher Slavoj Zizek has often voiced his dislike of the liberal imperative to act and rebel – that the ultimate heresy is to sit on our laurels while the world crumbles around us. 4,089 more words

Today… it is the..symbolic function of the father which is..undermined -… losing its performative..;…a father is no longer perceived as one’s Ego Ideal, the (more or less failed, inadequate) bearer of symbolic authority, but as one’s ideal ego, imaginary competitor.

Today… it is the..symbolic function of the father which is..undermined -… losing its performative..;…a father is no longer perceived as one’s Ego Ideal, the (more or less failed, inadequate) bearer of symbolic authority, but as one’s ideal ego, imaginary competitor.

Repeating the past

Received wisdom dictates that Marx’s theories have been wholly discredited by the attempt to implement them made by the Soviet Union. Capitalism won, the west declared… 698 more words

Marx

A sado-masochist willingly assumes this suffering as the access to Being.

A sado-masochist willingly assumes this suffering as the access to Being.

the agent (analyst) reduces himself to the void which provokes the subject into confronting the truth of his desire

the agent (analyst) reduces himself to the void which provokes the subject into confronting the truth of his desire