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On Belief : The Thinking in Action Series - Slavoj Zizek

On Belief

The Thinking in Action Series

Paperback Published: 21st May 2001
ISBN: 9780415255325
Number Of Pages: 170

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What is the basis of belief in an era when globalization, multiculturalism and big business are the new religion? Slavoj Zizek, renowned philosopher and irrepressible cultural critic takes on all comers in this compelling and breathless new book.
From 'cyberspace reason' to the paradox that is 'Western Buddhism', On Belief gets behind the contours of the way we normally think about belief, in particular Judaism and Christianity. Holding up the so-called authenticity of religious belief to critical light, Zizek draws on psychoanalysis, film and philosophy to reveal in startling fashion that nothing could be worse for believers than their beliefs turning out to be true.

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...one cannot avoid being affected by the power of his analysis, as well as by the passion which drives his work..

Introduction: From Christ to Lenin ... and Backp. 1
Against the Digital Heresyp. 6
Gnosticism? No, Thanks!p. 6
From the Thing to Objects a ... and Backp. 15
No Sex, Please, We're Digital!p. 33
The Antinomy of Cyberspace Reasonp. 48
You Should Give a Shit!p. 56
The Anal Objectp. 56
Sacrifice versus the Feminine Renunciationp. 68
The Real of the (Christian) Illusionp. 79
God Resides in Detailsp. 89
"Father, Why Did You Forsake Me?"p. 106
Faith Without Beliefp. 109
The Leninist Freedomp. 113
Why the Jewish Iconoclasm?p. 127
Author, Subject, Executionerp. 137
No Mercy!p. 142
Notesp. 152
Indexp. 166
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ISBN: 9780415255325
ISBN-10: 0415255325
Series: Thinking in Action
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 21st May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1