Zizek

Zizek

by Sean Sheehan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441180877

ISBN-13: 9781441180872

Pub. Date: 03/22/2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

One of the most widely-read thinkers writing today, Slavoj Žižek's work can be both thrilling and perplexing in equal measure. Žižek: A Guide for the Perplexed is the most up-to-date guide available for readers struggling to master the ideas of this hugely influential thinker. Unpacking the philosophical references that fill

Overview

One of the most widely-read thinkers writing today, Slavoj Žižek's work can be both thrilling and perplexing in equal measure. Žižek: A Guide for the Perplexed is the most up-to-date guide available for readers struggling to master the ideas of this hugely influential thinker. Unpacking the philosophical references that fill Žižek's writings, the book explores his influences, including Lacan, Kant, Hegel and Marx. From there, a chapter on 'Reading Žižek' guides the reader through the ways that he applies these core theoretical concepts in key texts like Tarrying With the Negative, The Ticklish Subject and The Parrallax View and in his books about popular culture like Looking Awry and Enjoy Your Symptom! Major secondary writings and films featuring Žižek are also covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441180872
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Series:
Guides for the Perplexed Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Finding the way \ 2. Žižek and Lacan \ 3. Žižek and German Idealism \ 4. Žižek and Communism \ 5. Reading Žižek \ Further Reading \ Bibliography \ Index

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