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Slavoj Zizek : Live Theory S. - Rex Butler

Slavoj Zizek

Live Theory S.


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.

"There is no doubt that Butler's book clarifies philosophical aspects of Zizek's work in a manner impossible for the writer himself." -Paula Murphy, International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, January 2006
--Critical Inquiry- mentioning
--Sanford Lakoff
."..the danger is that philosophers might pick up Live Theory under the assumption that it is an accessible introduction to Zizek and end up dismissing him with Butler's paradoxical formulations in mind Zizek is literally psychotic', Zizek really has 'nothing to say'." -Roderick Nicholls, Philosophy in Review--Sanford Lakoff

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 S.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1