The Parallax View / Edition 1

The Parallax View / Edition 1

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by The MIT Press
     
 

A parallax can be defined as the apparent displacement of an object caused by a change in observational position. Author Slavoj Zizek is interested in the "parallax gap" separating two points between which no synthesis or mediation is possible, linked by an "impossible short circuit" of levels that can never meet. From this consideration of parallax, Zizek begins a… See more details below

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A parallax can be defined as the apparent displacement of an object caused by a change in observational position. Author Slavoj Zizek is interested in the "parallax gap" separating two points between which no synthesis or mediation is possible, linked by an "impossible short circuit" of levels that can never meet. From this consideration of parallax, Zizek begins a rehabilitation of dialectical materialism. The Parallax View not only expands Zizek's Lacanian-Hegelian approach to new domains (notably cognitive brain sciences) but also provides the systematic exposition of the conceptual framework that underlies his entire work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262240512
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/17/2006
Series:
Short Circuits
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Slavoj Žižek is a philosopher and cultural critic. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture, The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity, The Parallax View, and (with John Milbank) The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialect, these four published by the MIT Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction : dialectical materialism at the gates2
IThe stellar parallax : the traps of ontological difference15
1The subject, this "inwardly circumcised Jew"16
2Building blocks for a materialist theology68
Interlude 1 : Kate's choice, or, the materialism of Henry James124
IIThe solar parallax : the unbearable lightness of being no one145
3The unbearable heaviness of being divine shit146
4The loop of freedom200
Interlude 2 : objet petit a in social links, or, the impasses of anti-anti-Semitism252
IIIThe lunar parallax : toward a politics of subtraction271
5From surplus-value to surplus-power272
6The obscene knot of ideology, and how to untie it330

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