Slavoj Zizek: The Reality of the Virtual

Slavoj Zizek: The Reality of the Virtual

Director: Ben Wright

Cast: Ben Wright

     
 

For critics of Western culture who have yet to experience one of author/thinker Slavoj Zizek's compelling lectures in person, this filmed version of a speech given at Ljubliana University offers clarifying insight into the mind of a man who employs Lacanian categories of thought to challenge his audience to accomplish the impossible. By dismissing the commonly held… See more details below

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For critics of Western culture who have yet to experience one of author/thinker Slavoj Zizek's compelling lectures in person, this filmed version of a speech given at Ljubliana University offers clarifying insight into the mind of a man who employs Lacanian categories of thought to challenge his audience to accomplish the impossible. By dismissing the commonly held beliefs of the post-political era, Zizek mobilizes a universal truth so powerful that it can be used to address a wide variety of topics ranging from Santa Claus to democracy. Now, for the first time ever, home viewers can find out just what it takes to become a great thinker in the 21st century as the Welcome to the Desert of the Real author peels back the various layers of reality to explore the many forms that belief takes in Western society.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2010
UPC:
0887090015004
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:11:00
Sales rank:
48,648

Special Features

Original critical essay by Stathis Gourgouris (columbia university); Weblinks

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Ben Wright Director

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Disc #1 -- Slavoj Zizek: The Reality of the Virtual
1. Introduction [1:38]
2. Imaginary Virtual [2:33]
3. Symbolic Virtual [1:52]
4. Belief Virtual [3:50]
5. The Real Virtual [:42]
6. The Imaginary Real [:57]
7. The Symbolic Real [2:03]
8. The Real Real [5:43]
9. Rumsfield's Formula [3:25]
10. Core of the Real [3:13]
11. Trauma [2:38]
12. Anti-Semitism [1:32]
13. Critique Alternate Modernity [7:40]
14. The Real Pure Self-Difference [3:21]
15. Materialism, Idealism, Spiritualism [5:33]
16. Negative and Indefinite Judgement [3:09]
17. Politics of Pure Difference [2:51]
18. Difference and Unversality [2:32]
19. Ethics of the Super-Ego [2:00]
20. Chocolate Laxatives [6:18]
21. Psychoanalysis Today [2:10]
22. Paradoxes of Enjoyment [4:22]
23. Reinventing Utopia [3:48]
24. End Credits [:31]

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