On Belief / Edition 1

On Belief / Edition 1

by Slavoj Zizek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415255325

ISBN-13: 9780415255325

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What is the basis of belief in an era when globalization, multiculturalism and big business are the new religion? Slavoj Zizek, renowned philosopher and irrepressible cultural critic takes on all comers in this compelling and breathless new book.
From 'cyberspace reason' to the paradox that is 'Western Buddhism', On Belief gets behind the contours of the

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What is the basis of belief in an era when globalization, multiculturalism and big business are the new religion? Slavoj Zizek, renowned philosopher and irrepressible cultural critic takes on all comers in this compelling and breathless new book.
From 'cyberspace reason' to the paradox that is 'Western Buddhism', On Belief gets behind the contours of the way we normally think about belief, in particular Judaism and Christianity. Holding up the so-called authenticity of religious belief to critical light, Zizek draws on psychoanalysis, film and philosophy to reveal in startling fashion that nothing could be worse for believers than their beliefs turning out to be true.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415255325
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Thinking in Action Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: From Christ to Lenin ... and Back1
1Against the Digital Heresy6
Gnosticism? No, Thanks!6
From the Thing to Objects a.. and Back15
No Sex, Please, We're Digital!33
The Antinomy of Cyberspace Reason48
2You Should Give a Shit!56
The Anal Object56
Sacrifice versus the Feminine Renunciation68
The Real of the (Christian) Illusion79
God Resides in Details89
3'Father, Why Did You Forsake Me?"106
Faith Without Belief109
The Leninist Freedom113
Why the Jewish Iconoclasm?127
Author, Subject, Executioner137
No Mercy!142
Notes152
Index166

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