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Slavoj Zizek

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Summary Slavoj Žižek (1949-) is a Slovenian Philosopher and cultural critic. He holds appointments at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, and the European Graduate School (among others). He has published widely on many figures in the history of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and politics/political theory. In addition to this, he is also a widely read film and media critic. The primary orientation of his work can be found at the intersection of German Idealism (especially Hegel), Lacanian Psychoanalysis, and Marxism.  
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  1. José Luis Bellón Aguilera & Carlos Enríquez del Árbol (2010). Una inconsistencia en la concepción de la historia y la ideología de Žižek. International Journal of Žižek Studies 4.
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  2. Farhad Alavi (2013). A Farsi Translation of Žižek's "The Thing From Inner Space". International Journal of Žižek Studies 7.
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  3. Augusto Jobim Do Amaral (2013). Cartographies at the Margin: Towards a Critique of Contemporary Violence. International Journal of Žižek Studies 7.
    : The problem of violence presupposes a multiplicity of possible relevant entries. This article aims to highlight some lines that can interrogate certain points that often are put in brackets with regard to ideological naturalization of violence - trace intensely radical in the contemporary context. To help along the way, hangs a series of raids for a fruitful dialogue from some clues placed in the work of the philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek.
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  4. Kevin S. Amidon & Zachary Gray Sanderson (2012). On Subjectivity and the Risk Pool; or, Žižek's Lacuna. Telos 2012 (160):121-138.
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  5. Mark Andrejevic (2010). Thin-Sliced Thoughts and Theory's Ends. Mediatropes 2 (2):45-64.
    This article explores a variety of techniques for “cutting through the clutter” in an era of information glut: body language, neuromarketing, and data mining. It traces connections between these different strategies by arguing that they converge on an understanding of the social, political, and economic roles of information, which challenge the empowering promise of the digital information revolution. The attempt to short-circuit the discursive content of communication in order to get straight at the underlying sentiment is symptomatic of an impasse (...)
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  6. Aurelia Armstrong (2008). Beyond Resistance: A Response to Zizek's Critique of Foucault's Subject of Freedom. Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy 2008 (5):19-31.
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  7. Eduardo Assalone & Francisco Casadei (2013). Aportes de Théorie Communiste Y de la Filosofía Política de Slavoj Žižek Para la Construcción Del Concepto de “Inmediación Negativa”. International Journal of Žižek Studies 7.
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  8. Babette Babich (2012). Politics and Heidegger: Aristotle, Superman, and Žižek. Telos 2012 (161):141-161.
    Excerpt“Philosophy is metaphysics”1—so Heidegger reminds us and goes on to explain what metaphysics does. As we recall his 1929 inaugural lecture, “What is Metaphysics?” the project of questioning/defining metaphysics is one he undertakes throughout his life, so that as we read in 1964: “Metaphysics thinks beings as a whole—the world, man, God—with respect to Being, with respect to the belonging together of beings in Being.”2 In addition to Descartes, and hence with implicit reference to Husserl, Heidegger's moves follow Kant on (...)
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  9. A. Badiou & S. Zizek (2010). Ing International History, Theory and the Event with Han. Political Theory 9 (4):414-433.
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  10. Harold D. Baker (1995). Psychoanalysis and Ideology: Bakhtin, Lacan, and Žižek. History of European Ideas 20 (1-3):499-504.
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  11. Lisa Banu (2013). Design and Shit: Reality, Materiality and Ideality in the Works of Jean Baudrillard and Slavoj Žižek. International Journal of Žižek Studies 7.
    This paper analyzes the fecal metaphor utilized in the philosophies of Jean Baudrillard and Slavoj Zizek; and considers how the fecal metaphor explain social relations mediated by consumption and production. For both philosophers, the fecal metaphor exposes epistemological and practical processes latent in both biological and artificial production. Adding to their questions, Dominique LaPorte and his, 1978 History of Shit, couples civilization with the publicly legislated private containment of shit. This paper investigates the relevance of these metabolic metaphors of consumption (...)
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  12. Benjamin Barber (2013). Expositions of Sacrificial Logic: Girard, Žižek, and Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men. Contagion 20 (1):163-179.
    Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men, and Joel and Ethan Coen’s film adaptation of the same name, deliver two separate critiques of sacrificial violence through their particular renderings of Carla Jean Moss’s death scene, as they correspond, respectively, to the theories of René Girard and Slavoj Žižek. In both film and novel, the chase narrative offers a concrete representation of runaway acquisitive mimesis engendering resentment and cathartic violence. This violence is symbolically manifest in the character of Anton Chigurh. An (...)
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  13. Grant Bartley (2007). Zizek! Philosophy Now 64:47-48.
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  14. M. Beaumont & M. Jenkins (2000). An Interview with Slavoj Zizek. Historical Materialism 7:181-97.
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  15. S. Bielfeldt (2004). The Desert of Reality-Slavoj Zizek and German Idealism. Studies in East European Thought 56 (4):335-356.
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  16. Sigrun Bielfeldt (2004). Die Wüste des Realen: Slavoj Žižek Und der Deutsche Idealismus. Studies in East European Thought 56 (4):335-356.
    Part of Slavoj iek's philosophical background is located in German idealism. In this article, his relation to German idealism is critically assessed, and the key to this assessment is found in iek's favorite medium: film. In film, reality can only appear as a new image, replacing an old reality as fictitious, the real itself, however, remains unreachable by thought. At this point, a parallel with German idealism appears: it was Kant who turned reality into a desert, and Hegel and Schelling (...)
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  17. Robert Bird (2004). The Suspended Aesthetic: Slavoj Žižek on Eastern European Film. Studies in East European Thought 56 (4):357-382.
    Slavoj iek's writings on Krzysztof Kies´lowski and Andrej Tarkovskij represent direct challenges to the Central and Eastern European tradition of spiritual art and to dominant aesthetic concepts as such. He refuses to separate the solemn films of Kies´lowski and Tarkovskij from popular culture and stresses their import as ethical statements by their directors. Despite this ethical emphasis, iek makes an important contribution to philosophical aesthetics. He implicitly defines art as a suspension of reality which reveals time in its fragility and (...)
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  18. Henrik Jøker Bjerre (2008). The Original Linguistic Accumulation. Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 (5):537-555.
    This article represents an attempt at identifying a lack (of a lack) in analytic philosophy. It claims that one of the central features common to a variety of analytic philosophies is the absence of an investigation of what Jacques Lacan has identified as the lack of being ( manque à être ). This lacking lack is investigated through what could be termed a Lacanian intervention into one of the finest (relatively) recent products of the analytic tradition, Robert Brandom's Making It (...)
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  19. Henrik Jøker Bjerre (2002). Slavoj Žižek: Det Skrøbelige Absolutte - Eller Hvorfor Er den Kristne Arv Værd at Kæmpe For? Oversat Til Dansk Af Henrik Mossin. Forord Ved Kirsten Hyldgaard. Gyldendal, 2001. 271s. [REVIEW] SATS 3 (1):171-175.
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  20. Roland Boer (2007). The Search for Redemption: Julia Kristeva and Slavoj Žižek on Marx, Psychoanalysis and Religion. Filozofija I Drustvo 18 (1):153-176.
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  21. Roland Boer (2007). The Perpetual Allure of the Bible for Marxism. Historical Materialism 15 (4):53-77.
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  22. Geoff Boucher (2010). An Inversion of Radical Democracy : The Republic of Virtue in Žižek's Revolutionary Politics. International Journal of Zizek Studies 4 (2):1-25.
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  23. Geoff Boucher (2010). Enjoyment as an Aesthetic Factor: The Specificity of the Aesthetic in Late Marxism. Parallax 16 (4):29-44.
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  24. Geoff Boucher (2010). Slavoj Žižek, Violence. [REVIEW] Critical Horizons 10 (3):425-430.
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  25. Geoff Boucher (2009). Book Review: Slavoj Žižek, Violence. [REVIEW] Critical Horizons: A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory 10 (3):425-430.
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  26. Geoff Boucher (2004). The Antinomies of Slavoj Zizek. Telos 2004 (129):151-172.
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  27. Claudia Breger (2003). Response to Slavoj Zizek. Diacritics 31 (1):105-108.
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  28. Claudia Breger (2003). The Leader's Two Bodies: Slavoj Zizek's Postmodern Political Theology. Diacritics 31 (1):73-90.
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  29. T. Brockelman (2003). The Failure of the Radical Democratic Imaginary: Zizek Versus Laclau and Mouffe on Vestigial Utopia. Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (2):183-208.
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  30. Thomas Brockelman (2008). Laughing at Finitude: Slavoj Žižek Reads Being and Time. [REVIEW] Continental Philosophy Review 41 (4):481-499.
    “Laughing at Finitude” interprets Slavoj Žižek’s intellectual project as responding to a challenge left by Being and Time. Setting out from discussions of Heidegger’s book in The Parallax View and The Ticklish Subject, the essay exfoliates Žižek’s response to the Heideggerian version of a “philosophy of finitude”—both finding the central insight of Žižek’s work in Heidegger’s radical proposal for “anticipatory resoluteness” and developing Žižek’s critique of Being and Time as indicating Heidegger’s retreat from that proposal within the very book where (...)
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  31. Thomas Brockelman (2007). Slavoj |[Zcaron]|I|[Zcaron]|Ek: A Critical Introduction. Contemporary Political Theory 6 (1):108.
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  32. Thomas Brockelman (2005). Slavoj Žižek, The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 25 (2):151-153.
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  33. Thomas P. Brockelman (2009). Žižek and Heidegger: The Question Concerning Techno-Capitalism. Continuum.
    Fills a genuine gap in iek interpretation - through examining his relationship with Martin Heidegger, the author offers a new and useful overview of iek's work.
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  34. James J. Brown Jr & Joshua Gunn (2009). Acts of Enjoyment: Rhetoric, Žižek, and the Return of the Subject (Review). Philosophy and Rhetoric 42 (2):183-190.
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  35. Levi R. Bryant (2008). Žižek's New Universe of Discourse: Politics and the Discourse of the Capitalist. International Journal of Žižek Studies 2 (4).
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  36. Levi R. Bryant, Nick Srnicek & Graham Harman (2011). The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism. re.press.
    Continental philosophy has entered a new period of ferment. The long deconstructionist era was followed with a period dominated by Deleuze, which has in turn evolved into a new situation still difficult to define. However, one common thread running through the new brand of continental positions is a renewed attention to materialist and realist options in philosophy. Among the leaders of the established generation, this new focus takes numerous forms. It might be hard to find many shared positions in the (...)
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  37. R. Butler (2007). Slavoj Zizek, The Parallax View. Philosophy in Review 27 (2):154.
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  38. Rex Butler (2010). Marcus Pound, Žižek: A (Very) Critical Introduction. Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 30 (4):296-297.
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  39. Julio Cabrera (2002). Hitchcock Entre Zizek y Aristóteles. Signos Filosóficos 8:135-146.
    In this paper I manage a set of categories and intended to integratethem as a method to analyze film images in a conceptual level. I try anapplication of this methodological tool in the particular case of AlfredHitchcock’s Vertigo, which I consider as an image-concept of the untruthfulcharacter of r..
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  40. Alex Callinicos (2008). Alain Badiou et Slavoj Zizek ou les nouveaux théoriciens de la dialectique? Actuel Marx 1 (1):154-162.
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  41. Alex Callinicos (2008). A Critique of Zizek's Left Left-Wing Politics. Modern Philosophy 2:006.
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  42. Alex Callinicos (2001). Review of Slavoj Žižek, The Ticklish Subject, and Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Žižek, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality. [REVIEW] Historical Materialism 8:373-403.
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  43. Alex Callinicos (2001). The Ticklish Subject (S. Zizek) and Contingency, Hegemony and Universality (J. Butler, E. Laclau and S. Zizek). Historical Materialism 8:373-403.
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  44. Ricardo Camargo Brito (2010). Žižek avec Habermas: El problema de la verdad Y la ideología. Alpha (Osorno) 31:69-84.
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  45. Ricardo Camargo (2010). Revolución, acontecimiento y teoría del acto. Arendt, Badiou y Zizek. Ideas y Valores 59 (144):99-116.
    Dentro del tema de la revolución y la libertad se intenta explorar la pregunta acerca del sentido político de la palabra revolución y de la relación que se establece, y conviene seguir estableciendo, entre revolución y libertad. Para ello se discutirán algunos de los principales planteamientos que a..
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  46. Ricardo Camargo (2010). Revolution, Event and Theory of the Act: Arendt, Badiou and Zizek. Ideas y Valores 59 (144):99-116.
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  47. Francisco Martorell Campos (2011). Cuando las partes devoran el Todo: Crítica al giro postmoderno de la emancipación a propósito de Rorty y Zizek. Astrolabio: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 11:302-316.
    El presente artículo se enmarca dentro de la polémica desatada por la postmodernidad, y persigue tres objetivos muy precisos: 1) Tantear los condicionantes subyacentes al giro postmoderno de la emancipación: 2) Determinar, a partir de las críticas elaboradas por Rorty y Zizek, las carencias de las políticas que inspira: 3) Invocar, con los ojos puestos en la actual crisis del capitalismo, el regreso de la teoría y la práctica política reivindicativas al paradigma de la igualdad económica.
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  48. John D. Caputo (2009). Review of Slavoj Žižek, John Milbank, The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic?. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (9).
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  49. Joseph Carew (2011). The Grundlogik of German Idealism: The Ambiguity of the Hegel-Schelling Relationship in Žižek. International Journal of Žižek Studies 5:1.
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  50. Mats Carlsson (2013). The Osmotic Subject of the Digital. International Journal of Žižek Studies 7.
    In this article it is suggested that the discourse entailing the realization of a dystopia of totalitarian surveillance, far from being a grounded fact, on the contrary, works as a screen sheltering us from the fact that we are reaching a point where we are nothing more than depersonalized, emptied forms of interest neither to corporations nor to each other; instead, we are moving towards the liquification of subjectivity as such. When our user data is “taken hostage” we are emptied (...)
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