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Slavoj Å1/2ia3/4ek : Live Theory - Rex Butler

Slavoj Å1/2ia3/4ek

Live Theory


Published: 1st April 2005
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Slavoj Ž iž ek is undoubtedly one of the world's leading cultural critics. His witty, psychoanalytically-inspired analyses of contemporary society have almost single-handedly revived the notion of ideology. His brilliant commentaries on the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and the 19th century German Idealists have brought alive their often difficult ideas for a new generation of readers. But does Ž iž ek have anything to say in his own right? Is there a system of thought that can properly call "Ž iž ekian"? This book argues that there is, through a reading of two terms in his work--the master-signifier and the act. Featuring and interview with Ž iž ek himself, Slavoj: live theory presents a snapshot of the Ž iž ek system ideal for undergraduates in social and cultural theory and philosophy.


The subject of philosophyp. 1
What is a master-signifier?p. 31
What is an act?p. 66
The 'negation of negation'p. 95
Zizek on others : others on Zizekp. 126
Zizek livep. 139
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ISBN: 9780826469953
ISBN-10: 0826469957
Series: Live Theory (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 165
Published: 1st April 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.9 x 13.97  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1