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The ticklish subject : the absent centre of political ontology / Slavoj Žižek.

By: Zizek, Slavoj.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: PHIL BD 2008 656280Series: Žižek, Slavoj. Works: Publication: London ; New York : Verso, 2008Description: xxviii, 499 p.Notes: Reissued with a new preface by the author - Main text originally published: 1999.ISBN: 9781844673018; 1844673014.Subject(s): Subject (Philosophy) | Subjectivity | Political science -- Philosophy | Ontology
Contents:
Why Lacan is not a heideggerian ---- Introduction: A Spectre Is Haunting Western Academia ---- PART I. The 'Night of the World'. 1. The Deadlock of Transcendental Imagination, or, Martin Heidegger as a Reader of Kant --- 2. The Hegelian Ticklish subject ---- PART II. The Split Universality. 3. The Politics of Truth, or, Alain Badiou as a Reader of St Paul --- 4. Political Subjectivization and Its Vicissitudes ---- PART III. From Subjection to Subjective Destitution. 1. Passionate [dis] attachments, or, Judith Butler as a reader of Freud --- 2. WhitherOedipus?
Summary: Slavoj Zizek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the "Elvis of cultural theory", and today's most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, literature and jokes -- all to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philosophy. His recent films The Pervert's Guide to the Cinema and Zizek! reveal a theorist at the peak of his powers and a skilled communicator. Now Verso is making his classic titles, each of which stand as a core of his ever-expanding life's work, available as new editions. Each is beautifully re-packaged, including new introductions from Zizek himself. Simply put, they are the essential texts for understanding Zizek's thought and thus cornerstones of contemporary philosophy. -- Publisher description.
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Reissued with a new preface by the author - Main text originally published: 1999.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Why Lacan is not a heideggerian ---- Introduction: A Spectre Is Haunting Western Academia ---- PART I. The 'Night of the World'. 1. The Deadlock of Transcendental Imagination, or, Martin Heidegger as a Reader of Kant --- 2. The Hegelian Ticklish subject ---- PART II. The Split Universality. 3. The Politics of Truth, or, Alain Badiou as a Reader of St Paul --- 4. Political Subjectivization and Its Vicissitudes ---- PART III. From Subjection to Subjective Destitution. 1. Passionate [dis] attachments, or, Judith Butler as a reader of Freud --- 2. WhitherOedipus?

Slavoj Zizek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the "Elvis of cultural theory", and today's most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, literature and jokes -- all to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philosophy. His recent films The Pervert's Guide to the Cinema and Zizek! reveal a theorist at the peak of his powers and a skilled communicator. Now Verso is making his classic titles, each of which stand as a core of his ever-expanding life's work, available as new editions. Each is beautifully re-packaged, including new introductions from Zizek himself. Simply put, they are the essential texts for understanding Zizek's thought and thus cornerstones of contemporary philosophy. -- Publisher description.

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