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  • ZIZEK AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES : ON THE EMERGENCE OF THE SLOVENIAN LACAN
    ZIZEK AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES : ON THE EMERGENCE OF THE SLOVENIAN LACAN
    MOTOH HELENA
    ISBN: 9781441105134
    Title: ZIZEK AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES : ON THE EMERGENCE OF THE SLOVENIAN LACAN
    Author: MOTOH HELENA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The popularity of the inimitable Slavoj Zizek has perhaps cast a shadow over the collective influence exerted by Slovenian intellectuals on modern day philosophy. This book relocates Zizek as a thinker whose ideas are born of a specifically Slovenian context.

    Imprint: CONTINUUM
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • ZIZEK NOW
    ZIZEK NOW
    KHADER JAMIL
    ISBN: 9780745653716
    Title: ZIZEK NOW
    Author: KHADER JAMIL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Arguably the most prolific and widely read philosopher of our time, Slavoj Zizek has made indelible interventions into a number of disciplines in the so-called human sciences that have transformed the terms of discussion in these fields. Although his work has been the subject of many volumes of searching criticism and commentary, there is no assessment to date of the value of his work for the development of these disciplines. Zizek Now brings together distinguished critics to explore the utility and far-ranging implications of i ek's thought and provide an evaluation of the difference his work makes or promises to make in their chosen fields. As such, the volume offers chapters on quantum physics and Zizek's transcendentalist materialist theory of the subject, Hegel's absolute, materialist Christianity, postcolonial violence, eco-politics, ceremonial acts, and the postcolonial revolutionary subject. Contributors to the volume include Adrian Johnston, Ian Parker, Todd McGowan, Bruno Bosteels, Erik Vogt, Verena Andermatt Conley, Joshua Ramey, Jamil Khader, and Zizek himself.

    Imprint: POLITY
    RRP: $37.99

    Price: $37.99
  • ZIZEKS JOKES: (DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT HEGEL AND NEGATION?)
    ZIZEKS JOKES: (DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT HEGEL AND NEGATION?)
    ZIZEK SLAVOJ
    ISBN: 9780262535304
    Title: ZIZEKS JOKES: (DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT HEGEL AND NEGATION?)
    Author: ZIZEK SLAVOJ
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.'?'Ludwig Wittgenstein. The good news is that this book offers an entertaining but enlightening compilation of Žižekisms. Unlike any other book by Slavoj Žižek, this compact arrangement of jokes culled from his writings provides an index to certain philosophical, political, and sexual themes that preoccupy him. Žižek's Jokes contains the set-ups and punch lines - as well as the offenses and insults - that Žižek is famous for, all in less than 200 pages. So what's the bad news? There is no bad news. There's just the inimitable Slavoj Žižek, disguised as an impossibly erudite, politically incorrect uncle, beginning a sentence, 'There is an old Jewish joke, loved by Derrida . . .' For Žižek, jokes are amusing stories that offer a shortcut to philosophical insight. He illustrates the logic of the Hegelian triad, for example, with three variations of the 'Not tonight, dear, I have a headache'? classic: first the wife claims a migraine; then the husband does; then the wife exclaims, 'Darling, I have a terrible migraine, so let's have some sex to refresh me!'? A punch line about a beer bottle provides a Lacanian lesson about one signifier. And a 'truly obscene'? version of the famous 'aristocrats'? joke has the family offering a short course in Hegelian thought rather than a display of unspeakables. Žižek's Jokes contains every joke cited, paraphrased, or narrated in Žižek's work in English (including some in unpublished manuscripts), including different versions of the same joke that make different points in different contexts. The larger point being that comedy is central to Žižek's seriousness.

    Imprint: MIT PRESS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
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