On Belief

On Belief

by Slavoj Zizek
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of International Studies
...one cannot avoid being affected by the power of his analysis, as well as by the passion which drives his work.
Network
An erudite tour of contemporary belief.
Spintech
...his call for 'unconditional ethical engagement' cannot be sounded loudly enough.
Times Literary Supplement
...an honest and admirable meditation on what belief may mean today.
Frank Kermode
This is clearly an important series. I look forward to reading future volumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134522729
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/02/2003
Series:
Thinking in Action
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
4 MB

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