Introducing Slavoj Žižek: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Slavoj Žižek: A Graphic Guide

Piero, Christopher Kul-Want

Language: English

Pages: 351

ISBN: 2:00325901

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; The most dangerous philosopher ... ; The oratorical approach; Psychoanalysis, the suspect science; The Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis; Political engagement; The larger-than-life super brain; The idea of truth; Power relations; Understanding ideology; Defending psychoanalysis; Against deconstruction; Crude thinking; Žižek the communist; The historical struggle for the commons; Collective change; Repressive ideologies; Ecology, the new opium of the people; Liberal ecology; Nature the destroyer; Facing up to radical contingency; An empty universe. Žižek's manifesto for the earthPoverty, the media, and "fair trade"; Buying into anti-capitalism; Redemption for the consumer; The disease of charity; McWorld versus Jihad; The truth about the Taliban; The paranoia of 9/11; Ideology and repression; The symbolic order; The Trojan horse; Meaning and the symbolic order; The big Other; The emperor's new clothes; Lack; A universal system of exchange; They do not know it ... ; Freud and the super-ego; Doing the right thing ... ; ... for the wrong reason; In-built transgression; The night of the world; Hitchcock and the obscene. Kafka and the obscenity of the lawThe Trial; Modern or postmodern?; Postmodernism and presence; Perversity of the Church; The Church never existed; The Nazis' dirty secret; The contrast with Stalinism; An excess of irrationality; The death of God; The myth of the permissive society; Paternal authority figures; Killing the father; Enjoy!; The ever-present object of desire; Simulated enjoyment; Be true to yourself; The ideologies of advertising; Doing "good"; The removal of risk; Confronting the fictional subject; Losing reality; Cogito ergo sum?; From S to ; The fiction of language. Optical illusionsAnamorphosis; Buñuel and the desire for meaning; Immoral ethics; Desire above the law; Refusal of dialogue; Immoral ethics in Don Giovanni ... ; ... and Carmen; Revolutionary ethics; Terror as virtue; A decision made in solitude; Beyond good and evil; Change at any cost; Re-evaluating Stalin; Violence and impotence; No compromise with the big Other; Duty and the categorical imperative; There is no big Other; The big Other and the Bible; The trials of Job; God the blasphemer; The failure of God; Quantum uncertainty; Digital reality; The freedom of an unfinished reality. Further ReadingAuthor's acknowledgements; Index.














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