Slavoj Žižek könyvei a rukkolán

Slavoj Žižek - The ​Plague of Fantasies
Modern ​audiovisual media have spawned a ‘plague of fantasies’, electronically inspired phantasms that cloud the ability to reason and prevent a true understanding of a world increasingly dominated by abstractions—whether those of digital technology or the speculative market. Into this arena, enters Žižek: equipped with an agile wit and the skills of a prodigious scholar, he confidently ranges among a dazzling array of cultural references—explicating Robert Schumann as deftly as he does John Carpenter—to demonstrate how the modern condition blinds us to the ideological basis of our lives.

Slavoj Žižek - Did ​Somebody Say Totalitarianism?
In ​some circles, a nod towards totalitarianism is enough to dismiss any critique of the status quo. Such is the insidiousness of the neo-liberal ideology, argues Slavoj Žižek. Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism? turns a specious rhetorical strategy on its head to identify a network of family resemblances between totalitarianism and modern liberal democracy. Žižek argues that totalitarianism is invariably defined in terms of four things: the Holocaust as the ultimate, diabolical evil; the Stalinist gulag as the alleged truth of the socialist revolutionary project; ethnic and religious fundamentalisms, which are to be fought through multiculturalist tolerance; and the deconstructionist idea that the ultimate root of totalitarianism is the ontological closure of thought. Žižek concludes that the devil lies not so much in the detail but in what enables the very designation totalitarian: the liberal-democratic consensus itself.

Slavoj Žižek - The ​Parallax View
The ​Parallax View is Slavoj Zizek's most substantial theoretical work to appear in many years; Zizek himself describes it as his magnum opus. Parallax can be defined as the apparent displacement of an object, caused by a change in observational position. 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. Modes of parallax can be seen in different domains of today's theory, from the wave-particle duality in quantum physics to the parallax of the unconscious in Freudian psychoanalysis between interpretations of the formation of the unconscious and theories of drives. In The Parallax View, Zizek, with his usual astonishing erudition, focuses on three main modes of parallax: the ontological difference, the ultimate parallax that conditions our very access to reality; the scientific parallax, the irreducible gap between the phenomenal experience of reality and its scientific explanation, which reaches its apogee in today's brain sciences (according to which "nobody is home" in the skull, just stacks of brain meat--a condition Zizek calls "the unbearable lightness of being no one"); and the political parallax, the social antagonism that allows for no common ground. Between his discussions of these three modes, Zizek offers interludes that deal with more specific topics--including an ethical act in a novel by Henry James and anti-anti-Semitism. 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. Philosophical and theological analysis, detailed readings of literature, cinema, and music coexist with lively anecdotes and obscene jokes.

Slavoj Žižek - The ​Indivisible Remainder
The ​feature which distinguishes the great works of materialist thought, from Lucretius’ De rerum natura through Capital to the writings of Lacan, is their unfinished character: again and again they tackle their chosen problem. Schelling’s Weltalter drafts belong to this same series, with their repeated attempt at the formulation of the ‘beginning of the world,’ of the passage from the pre-symbolic pulsation of the Real to the universe of logos. F.W.J. Schelling, the German idealist who for too long dwelled in the shadow of Kant and Hegel, was the first to formulate the post-idealist motifs of finitude, contingency and temporality. His unique work announces Marx's critique of speculative idealism, as well as the properly Freudian notion of drive, of a blind compulsion to repeat which can never be sublated in the ideal medium of language. The Indivisible Remainder begins with a detailed examination of the two works in which Schelling's speculative audacity reached its peak: his essay on human freedom and his drafts on the “Ages of the World.” After reconstituting their line of argumentation, Slavoj Žižek confronts Schelling with Hegel, and concludes by throwing a Schellingian light on some “related matters”: the consequences of the computerization of daily life for sexual experience; cynicism as today's predominant form of ideology; the epistemological deadlocks of quantum physics. Although the book is packed with examples from politics and popular culture — the unmistakable token of Žižek’s style — from Speed and Groundhog Day to Forrest Gump, it signals a major shift towards a systematic concern with the basic questions of philosophy and the roots of the crisis of our late-capitalist universe, centred around the enigma of modern subjectivity.

Slavoj Žižek - Demanding ​the Impossible
Where ​are we today and what is to be done? Slavoj Zizek ponders these questions in this unique and timely book. Based on live interviews, the book captures Zizek at his irrepressible best, elucidating such topics as the uprisings of the Arab Spring, the global financial crisis, populism in Latin America, the rise of China and even the riddle of North Korea. Zizek dazzles readers with his analyses of Hollywood films, Venezuelan police reports, Swedish crime fiction and much else. Wherever the conversation turns, his energetic mind illuminates unexpected horizons. While analyzing our present predicaments, Zizek also explores possibilities for change. What sort of society is worth striving for? Why is it difficult to imagine alternative social and political arrangements? What are the bases for hope? A key obligation in our troubled times, argues Zizek, is to dare to ask fundamental questions: we must reflect and theorize anew, and always be prepared to rethink and redefine the limits of the possible. These original and compelling conversations offer an engaging and accessible introduction to one of the most important thinkers of our time.

Slavoj Žižek - Enjoy ​your Symptom!
The ​title is just the first of many startling asides, observations and insights that fill this guide to Hollywood on the Lacanian psychoanalyst’s couch. Zizek introduces the ideas of Jacques Lacan through the medium of American film, taking his examples from over 100 years of cinema, from Charlie Chaplin to The Matrix and referencing along the way such figures as Lenin and Hegel, Michel Foucault and Jesus Christ. Enjoy Your Symptom! is a thrilling guide to cinema and psychoanalysis from a thinker who is perhaps the last standing giant of cultural theory in the twenty-first century.

Slavoj Žižek - Living ​in the End Times
Žižek ​analyzes the end of the world at the hands of the “four riders of the apocalypse.” There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. Slavoj Žižek has identified the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the worldwide ecological crisis; imbalances within the economic system; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. But, he asks, if the end of capitalism seems to many like the end of the world, how is it possible for Western society to face up to the end times? In a major new analysis of our global situation, Slavok Žižek argues that our collective responses to economic Armageddon correspond to the stages of grief: ideological denial, explosions of anger and attempts at bargaining, followed by depression and withdrawal. After passing through this zero-point, we can begin to perceive the crisis as a chance for a new beginning. Or, as Mao Zedong put it, “There is great disorder under heaven, the situation is excellent.” Slavoj Žižek shows the cultural and political forms of these stages of ideological avoidance and political protest, from New Age obscurantism to violent religious fundamentalism. Concluding with a compelling argument for the return of a Marxian critique of political economy, Žižek also divines the wellsprings of a potentially communist culture—from literary utopias like Kafka’s community of mice to the collective of freak outcasts in the TV series Heroes.

Slavoj Žižek - For ​They Know Not What They Do
Psychoanalysis ​is less merciful than Christianity. Where God the Father forgives our ignorance, psychoanalysis holds out no such hope. Ignorance is not a sufficient ground for forgiveness since it masks enjoyment; an enjoyment which erupts in those black holes in our symbolic universe that escape the Father's prohibition. Today, with the disintegration of state socialism, we are witnessing this eruption of enjoymnet in the re-emergence of aggressive nationalism and racism. With the lid of repression lifted, the desires that have emerged are far from democratic. To explain this apparent paradox, says Slavoj Zizek, socialist critical thought must turn to psychoanalysis. For They Know Not What They Do seeks to understand the status of enjoyment within ideological discourse, from Hegel through Lacan to these political and ideological deadlocks. The author's own enjoyment of “popular culture” makes this an engaging and lucid exposition, in which Hegel joins hands with Rossellini, Marx with Hitchcock, Lacan with Frankenstein, high theory with Hollywood melodrama.

Slavoj Žižek - A ​kettős zsarolás ellen
Slavoj ​Zizek szlovén filozófus a mai radikális baloldal emblematikus gondolkodója. Filozófiai munkásságának alapjait Marx, Freud, Althusser és mindenekelőtt Lacan művei képezik, ebből a szemszögből vizsgálódik, elemez és kalandozik a világszellem legkülönfélébb megnyilvánulásainak területén, a klasszikus és 20. századi német filozófiától (Kant, Schelling, Hegel, Heidegger), vagy Mozart és Wagner operáitól Franz Kafka Peréig, Alfred Hitchcock Psychójáig, a popkultúráig és a krimiig. A napjainkban zajló menekültválság kiváló alkalmat nyújt Zizeknek ahhoz, hogy ideológia-kritikai éleslátását gyakorolja. Könyve nem a válság történelmi, politikai okairól és megoldásának pragmatikus lehetőségeiről szól, hanem arról a kettős zsarolásról, amelynek csapdájába a menekültválságot kísérő konfliktusokban résztvevő valamennyi fél beleesett. Az ideológiai csapdahelyzetnek két fő részvevője van. Egyfelől a baloldali liberálisok, akik fel vannak háborodva azon, hogy Európa eltűrte ezrek elvesztését a Földközi tenger hullámsírjában, és azt követelik, hogy az EU legyen végre szolidáris, nyissa tágra kapuit a menekülő milliók felé. Másfelől a migránsellenes populisták, akik életformájukat, kultúrájukat féltve a menekülési útvonalak, határok lezárását követelik. Zizek szerint az egyik megoldás rosszabb, mint a másik.

Slavoj Žižek - A ​törékeny abszolútum
A ​tö­ré­keny ab­szo­lú­tum szin­te min­den olyan témát érint, ami­nek Žižek ön­ál­ló kö­te­tet is szen­telt: a poszt­mo­dern ka­pi­ta­liz­mus mű­kö­dés­lo­gi­ká­ja, a to­ta­li­tá­ri­us rend­sze­rek bor­zon­ga­tó esz­té­ti­ku­ma, a klasszi­kus német fi­lo­zó­fia örök­sé­ge, a lac­ani­á­nus pszi­cho­ló­gia kul­tú­ra­el­mé­le­ti kér­dé­sei, to­váb­bá a pénz és a ha­ta­lom és rek­lám de- és re­ter­ri­to­ri­a­li­zá­ci­ós fo­lya­ma­tai a glo­bá­lis vi­lág­ban, a sze­ku­la­ri­zá­ció és az új­val­lá­si fe­no­mé­nek. Kiss Lajos And­rás Žižek A tö­ré­keny ab­szo­lú­tum-ban meg­koc­káz­tat­ja azt az ál­lí­tást, hogy a ke­resz­tény­ség­nek és a mar­xiz­mus­nak együtt kel­le­ne fel­ven­nie a har­cot az új spi­ri­tu­a­liz­mus tá­ma­dá­sá­val szem­ben. A ke­resz­tény örök­ség fel­for­ga­tó erejű lé­nye­ge túl­sá­go­san is ér­té­kes ahhoz, hogy meg­hagy­juk a fun­da­men­ta­lis­ták­nak. Ide­vá­gó ál­lás­fog­la­lás ez egy mar­xis­tá­tól annak a Krisz­tus­nak 2000. szü­le­té­si év­for­du­ló­já­ra, aki tu­da­tá­ban volt, hogy vi­lá­gunk­ban a sze­re­tet gya­kor­lá­sá­hoz tűz és vas kell­het. „A leg­fé­lel­me­te­sebb, leg­bri­li­án­sabb ér­tel­me­zé­se a pszi­cho­ana­lí­zis­nek, és iga­zá­ból a kul­tu­rá­lis el­mé­let­nek ál­ta­lá­ban." Terry Eag­let­on Sla­voj Žižek írá­sai négy pil­lé­ren ala­pul­nak, ezek: a lac­ani pszi­cho­a­na­lí­zis, a he­ge­li fi­lo­zó­fia, az ideo­ló­gia mar­xis­ta el­mé­le­te, és a ke­resz­tény teo­ló­gia. Ennek a tu­do­má­nyos épít­mény­nek a szer­ke­ze­tét, mely mind a négy te­rü­le­ten köz­pon­ti be­avat­ko­zást esz­kö­zöl, a „nél­kü­löz­he­tet­len Žižek" név is alá­tá­maszt­ja. A The Sub­lime Ob­ject of Ideo­logy (Az ideo­ló­gia ma­gasz­tos tár­gya) c. mun­ká­já­ban Lacan mun­kás­sá­gá­nak je­len­tő­sé­gét he­lye­zi a kö­zép­pont­ba a fi­lo­zó­fi­á­ra és a kor­társ po­li­ti­kai küz­del­mek­re fó­kusz­ál­va. A The Tick­lish Sub­ject (A ké­nyes tárgy) c. mű­vé­ben a ger­mán ide­a­liz­must és a gon­dol­ko­dás utol­ér­he­tet­len ho­ri­zont­ja­it vizs­gál­ja. A The Pla­gue of Fan­ta­si­es (A fan­tá­zia pes­ti­se) c. írá­sá­ban azo­kat az ideo­ló­gi­ai me­cha­niz­mu­so­kat bon­col­gat­ja, me­lyek a hét­köz­na­pi ta­pasz­ta­la­ta­in­kat for­mál­ják, végül a The Fra­gi­le Ab­so­lu­te-ban (A tö­ré­keny ab­szo­lú­tum) fel­tár­ja ke­resz­tény egyen­lő­ség mag­vát. Sla­voj Žižek (Ljub­lja­na, 1949-) szlo­vén író, szo­cio­ló­gus, pszi­cho­ana­li­ti­kus, fi­lo­zó­fus és kul­tú­ra kri­ti­kus. Je­len­leg a ljub­lja­nai egye­tem pro­fesszo­ra, és a Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don Birk­beck Ins­ti­tu­te for Hu­ma­ni­ti­es nem­zet­kö­zi igaz­ga­tó­ja. A világ szá­mos egye­te­mé­nek ven­dég­ta­ná­ra: Uni­ver­sity of Chi­ca­go, Co­lum­bia, Lon­don Con­sor­ti­um, Prince­ton, The New Scho­ol, Euro­pe­an Gra­du­a­te Scho­ol, Uni­ver­sity of Min­ne­so­ta, Uni­ver­sity of Ca­li­for­nia, Ir­vi­ne, Uni­ver­sity of Mi­chi­gan. A poszt-lac­ani­á­nus el­mé­let egyik leg­je­len­tő­sebb kép­vi­se­lő­je, aki a po­pu­lá­ris el­mé­le­tek­kel kí­ván­ja Lacan te­ó­ri­á­ját ma­gya­ráz­ni, il­let­ve Lacan fo­gal­ma­i­val írja le a kor­társ po­li­ti­kai és tár­sa­dal­mi je­len­sé­ge­ket és prob­lé­má­kat. Olyan bal­ol­da­li gon­dol­ko­dó, akit erő­sen be­fo­lyá­sol­tak Hegel, Marx és Schel­l­ing el­mé­le­tei. Žižek po­li­ti­ka­i­lag is aktív: 1990-ben je­löl­tet­te magát az el­nök­vá­lasz­tás során. Szá­mos írása je­lent meg, több mint ötven köny­ve, emel­lett do­ku­men­tum­fil­mek is ké­szül­tek vele és róla.

Slavoj Žižek - The ​Sublime Object of Ideology
Slavoj ​Žižek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the “Elvis of cultural theory”, and today’s most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, literature and jokes—all to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philosophy. His recent films The Pervert’s Guide to the Cinema and Žižek! reveal a theorist at the peak of his powers and a skilled communicator. Now Verso is making his classic titles, each of which stand as a core of his ever-expanding life’s work, available as new editions. Each is beautifully re-packaged, including new introductions from Žižek himself. Simply put, they are the essential texts for understanding Žižek’s thought and thus cornerstones of contemporary philosophy. The Sublime Object of Ideology: Slavoj Žižek’s first book is a provocative and original work looking at the question of human agency in a postmodern world. In a thrilling tour de force that made his name, he explores the ideological fantasies of wholeness and exclusion which make up human society.

Slavoj Žižek - The ​Ticklish Subject
Slavoj ​Zizek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the "Elvis of cultural theory", and today's most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, literature and jokes—all to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philosophy. His recent films The Pervert's Guide to the Cinema and Zizek! reveal a theorist at the peak of his powers and a skilled communicator. Now Verso is making his classic titles, each of which stand as a core of his ever-expanding life's work, available as new editions. Each is beautifully re-packaged, including new introductions from Zizek himself. Simply put, they are the essential texts for understanding Zizek's thought and thus cornerstones of contemporary philosophy. The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology: A specter is haunting Western thought, the specter of the Cartesian subject. In this book Slavoj Zizek unearths a subversive core to this elusive specter, and finds within it the indispensable philosophical point of reference for any genuinely emancipatory project.

Slavoj Žižek - A ​Left that Dares to Speak Its Name
With ​irrepressible humor, Slavoj Zizek dissects our current political and social climate, discussing everything from Jordan Peterson and sex “unicorns” to Greta Thunberg and Chairman Mao. Taking aim at his enemies on the Left, Right, and Center, he argues that contemporary society can only be properly understood from a communist standpoint. Why communism? The greater the triumph of global capitalism, the more its dangerous antagonisms multiply: climate collapse, the digital manipulation of our lives, the explosion in refugee numbers – all need a radical solution. That solution is a Left that dares to speak its name, to get its hands dirty in the real world of contemporary politics, not to sling its insults from the sidelines or to fight a culture war that is merely a fig leaf covering its political and economic failures. As the crises caused by contemporary capitalism accumulate at an alarming rate, the Left finds itself in crisis too, beset with competing ideologies and prone to populism, racism, and conspiracy theories. A Left that Dares to Speak Its Name is Zizek’s attempt to elucidate the major political issues of the day from a truly radical Leftist position. The first three parts explore the global political situation and the final part focuses on contemporary Western culture, as Zizek directs his polemic to topics such as wellness, Wikileaks, and the rights of sexbots. This wide-ranging collection of essays provides the perfect insight into the ideas of one of the most influential radical thinkers of our time.

Slavoj Žižek - Against ​the Double Blackmail
Today, ​hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response from our protected European standpoint, argues Slavoj Zizek, offers two versions of ideological blackmail: either we open our doors as widely as possible; or we try to pull up the drawbridge. Both solutions are bad, states Zizek. They merely prolong the problem, rather than tackling it. The refugee crisis also presents an opportunity, a unique chance for Europe to redefine itself: but, if we are to do so, we have to start raising unpleasant and difficult questions. We must also acknowledge that large migrations are our future: only then can we commit to a carefully prepared process of change, one founded not on a community that see the excluded as a threat, but one that takes as its basis the shared substance of our social being. The only way, in other words, to get to the heart of one of the greatest issues confronting Europe today is to insist on the global solidarity of the exploited and oppressed. Maybe such solidarity is a utopia. But, warns Zizek, if we don't engage in it, then we are really lost. And we will deserve to be lost.

Slavoj Žižek - Welcome ​to the Desert of the Real
Liberals ​and conservatives proclaim the end of the American holiday from history. Now the easy games are over; one should take sides. Žižek argues this is precisely the temptation to be resisted. In such moments of apparently clear choices, the real alternatives are most hidden. _Welcome to the Desert of the Real_ steps back, complicating the choices imposed on us. It proposes that global capitalism is fundamentalist and that America was complicit in the rise of Muslim fundamentalism. It points to our dreaming about the catastrophe in numerous disaster movies before it happened, and explores the irony that the tragedy has been used to legitimize torture. Last but not least it analyzes the fiasco of the predominant leftist response to the events.

Slavoj Žižek - Mladen Dolar - Opera's ​Second Death
Opera's ​Second Death is a passionate exploration of opera - the genre, its masterpieces, and the nature of death. Using a dazzling array of tools, Slavoj Zizek and coauthor Mladen Dolar explore the strange compulsions that overpower characters in Mozart and Wagner, as well as our own desires to die and to go to the opera.

Slavoj Žižek - Antigone
Antigone ​is universally celebrated as the ultimate figure of ethical resistance to the state power which oversteps its legitimate scope and as the defender of simple human dignity (more important than all political struggles). But is she really so innocent and pure? What if there is a dark side to her? What if Creon, the representative of state power, also has a valuable point to make? And what if both Antigone and Creon are part of a problem that only a popular intervention can confront? Zizek's rewriting of this classic play confronts these issues in a practical way: not by theorizing about them, but by imagining an Antigone in which, at a crucial moment, the action takes a different turn, an Antigone along the lines of Run, Lola, Run or of Brecht's learning plays. A brilliantly funny, moving and political piece for those who are interested in reading and watching Antigone in an entirely new way.

Slavoj Žižek - Pandemic! ​2
What ​do sex doll sales, locust swarms, and a wired-brain pig have to do with the coronavirus pandemic? Everything—according to that “Giant of Lubliana,” the inimitable Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek. In this exhilarating sequel to his acclaimed Pandemic!: COVID-19 Shakes the World, Žižek delves into some of the more surprising dimensions of lockdowns, quarantines, and social distancing—and the increasingly unruly opposition to them by “response fatigued” publics around the planet. Here, Žižek examines the ripple effects on the food supply of harvest failures caused by labor shortages and the hyper-exploitation of the global class of care workers, without whose labor daily life would be impossible. Through such examples he pinpoints the inability of contemporary capitalism to effectively safeguard the public in times of crisis. Writing with characteristic daring and zeal, Žižek ranges across critical theory, pop-culture, and psychoanalysis to reveal the troubling dynamics of knowledge and power emerging in these viral times.

Slavoj Žižek - Zűr ​a Paradicsomban
Bár ​olyan világban élünk, amelyben szinte állandósult a válság, mintha mégis elfogadnánk, hogy a kapitalizmus - ez az alaptalan reményekkel kecsegtető, szédítő és szédelgő ideológia - a lehetséges világok legjobbikát jeleníti meg. A nagyobb egyenlőség, a több demokrácia és az erősebb szolidaritás világa ellenben nehézkesnek és unalmasnak, sőt bizonyos szempontból egyenesen veszedelmesnek tűnik: megvalósítása csak szürke, túlszabályozott, falanszterszerű társadalomhoz vezethet. Slavoj Zizek azt fejtegeti e rendkívül időszerű könyvében, hogy mi sem áll távolabb az igazságtól. Ha valóban szeretnénk jobb, igazságosabb, az emberi kreativitás kibontakozását elősegítő és az emberi méltóságot védelmező társadalmat elképzelni, akkor fel kell ismernünk, mondja a filozófus, hogy a kapitalizmus kínálja a legunalmasabb, a legdermesztőbb jövőt: az állandó változás látszatát keltve ugyanis mindig ugyanazt tálalja fel, csak egyre nagyobb mennyiségben; ezzel szemben az igazi egyenlőségért, ha úgy tetszik, a kommunizmusért vívott harc az igazán merész és ígéretes vállalkozás. Míg Fukuyama a történelem végét és a liberális demokrácia teljes diadalát hirdette, míg Samuel P. Huntington szerint elkerülhetetlen a civilizációk összecsapása, és ezért minden erőnkkel védenünk kell saját kultúránkat, míg Thomas Piketty az egyre nagyobb egyenlőtlenség okozta veszélyekre figyelmeztet, és a kapitalista rendszeren belül próbál erre megoldást találni... addig a világhírű szlovén filozófus, a baloldali radikális gondolkodás legbefolyásosabb alakja amellett érvel, hogy mai problémáink csak a kommunizmus perspektívájából értelmezhetők és oldhatók meg. És hogy feltétlenül meg kell próbálnunk felépíteni az igazi egyenlőségen alapuló társadalmat, hacsak nem olyan világban akarunk élni, amelyben zombik és vámpírok uralkodnak. "A Nyugat legveszélyesebb filozófusa" (Adam Kirsch) "A kultúraelmélet Elvis Presleyje." (Chronicle of Higher Education) "A freudi és a lacani pszichoanalízisre, illetve Hegel és Marx dialektikus gondolkodására támaszkodva Zizek a hétköznapi ideológiák sok esetben üdítően irritáló kritikáját bontja ki. Mai globális kapitalizmusunknak és ideológiai jelenségeinek e szórakoztató és szellemes elemzése intellektuális és ideológiai szövetségese, a francia Alain Badiou megállapításainak gondolatébresztő ismertetésével párosul... A globális tiltakozó mozgalmakban megjelenő kommunista horizontot megőrizni és a politika alapjává megtenni: Zizek felfogása szerint ez napjaink voltaképpeni feladata." (Janosik Herder) "Kevés gondolkodó illusztrálja jobban a mai kapitalizmus ellentmondásait, mint Slavoj Zizek... Az elképesztő intellektuális túltermelést megvalósító életművében Zizek a jelen rendjének fantazmagorikus kritikáját alkotta meg, olyat, amely állítása szerint - s bizonyos szempontból valóban - gyakorlatilag mindent tagad, ami jelenleg létezik." (John Gray, New York Review of Books) "A pszichoanalízisnek, sőt általában a kultúraelméletnek az elmúlt évtizedek folyamán színre lépett legfélelmetesebben ragyogó képviselője." (Terry Eagleton, London Review of Books) "Nincs olyan társadalmi vagy természeti jelenség, amelyre ne terjesztené ki elméleti vizsgálódását." (Rebecca Mead, New Yorker) "Ha Szlovéniában maradt volna, Szlovénia pedig kommunista ország maradt volna, akkor Zizekből nem lett volna az az ártalmas fickó, akivé vált időközben. Valójában ha nem szólna komolyabb érv amellett, hogy sajnálkozzunk a kelet-európai kommunizmus összeomlásán, Zizek rászabadítása a nyugati tudományos életre alighanem önmagában elégséges volna. Jacques Lacan pszichoanalitikus vízióját mint az új, szocialista filozófia transzcendentális alapját elfogadva Zizeknek sikerül minden elődjét fölülmúlni az izgalom fokozásában." (Roger Scruton: Fools, Frauds and Firebrands. Thinkers of the New Left)

Slavoj Žižek - In ​Defense of Lost Causes
Acclaimed, ​adrenalin-fuelled manifesto for universal values by 'the most dangerous philosopher in the West.' In this combative major new work, philosophical sharpshooter Slavoj Zizek looks for the kernel of truth in the totalitarian politics of the past. Examining Heidegger's seduction by fascism and Foucault's flirtation with the Iranian Revolution, he suggests that these were the 'right steps in the wrong direction.' On the revolutionary terror of Robespierre, Mao and the Bolsheviks, Zizek argues that while these struggles ended in historic failure and horror, there was a valuable core of idealism lost beneath the bloodshed. A redemptive vision has been obscured by the soft, decentralized politics of the liberal-democratic consensus. Faced with the coming ecological crisis, Zizek argues the case for revolutionary terror and the dictatorship of the proletariat. A return to past ideals is needed despite the risks. In the words of Samuel Beckett: 'Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

Slavoj Žižek - Pandemic!
As ​an unprecedented global pandemic sweeps the planet, who better than the supercharged Slovenian philosopher, Slavoj Žižek to uncover its deeper meanings, marvel at its mind-boggling paradoxes, and speculate on the profundity of its consequences, all in a manner that will have you sweating profusely and gasping for breath? We live in a moment when the greatest act of love is to stay distant from the object of your affection. When governments renowned for ruthless cuts in public spending can suddenly conjure up trillions. When toilet paper becomes a commodity as precious as diamonds. And when, according to Žižek, a new form of communism may be the only way of averting a descent into global barbarism. Written with his customary brio and love of analogies in popular culture (Quentin Tarantino and H.G. Wells sit next to Hegel and Marx in these pages), Žižek provides a concise and provocative snapshot of the crisis as it widens, engulfing us all.

Slavoj Žižek - A ​Kommunista Kiáltvány megkésett aktualitása
Slavoj ​Žižek filozófus a kordokumentumként is használható Kommunista kiáltvány-t vizsgálja: leltárt készít arról, hogy a marxizmus főbb elképzelései közül melyek számíthatnak továbbgondolandónak, és melyektől tanácsos inkább végleg megszabadulnunk. Az azóta száz nyelven kiadott mű megírásakor alig harmincéves publicista és filozófus Karl Marx szerzőtársával - és az intézményektől független gondolkodói egzisztenciáját biztosító -, Friedrich Engelsszel azt állapította meg (némi retorikai túlzással és megelőlegezve az eljövendőket), hogy a kommunizmus kísértete bejárja Európát. A szöveg bizonyos mondatai azóta - különböző előjellel használt - szállóigékké váltak. Az első magyar fordítása 1896-ban jelent meg.

Slavoj Žižek - Trouble ​in Paradise
In ​Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism. There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we're in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of capitalism has become inexorable, the only game in town. Setting out to diagnose the condition of global capitalism, the ideological constraints we are faced with in our daily lives, and the bleak future promised by this system, Slavoj Žižek explores the possibilities—and the traps—of new emancipatory struggles. Drawing insights from phenomena as diverse as “Gangnam Style” to Marx, The Dark Knight to Thatcher, Trouble in Paradise is an incisive dissection of the world we inhabit, and the new order to come.

Slavoj Žižek - Like ​A Thief In Broad Daylight
In ​recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world - changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new book, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving closer and closer to a bizarrely literal realisation of Marx's prediction that 'all that is solid melts into air.' With the automation of work, the virtualisation of money, the dissipation of class communities and the rise of immaterial, intellectual labour, the global capitalist edifice is beginning to crumble, more quickly than ever before-and it is now on the verge of vanishing entirely. But what will come next? Against a backdrop of constant socio-technological upheaval, how could any kind of authentic change take place? In such a context, Zizek argues, there can be no great social triumph - because lasting revolution has already come into the scene, like a thief in broad daylight, stealing into sight right before our very eyes. What we must do now is wake up and see it. Urgent as ever, Like a Thief in Broad Daylight illuminates the new dangers as well as the radical possibilities thrown up by today's technological and scientific advances, and their electrifying implications for us all.

Slavoj Žižek - Less ​Than Nothing
For ​the last two centuries, Western philosophy has developed in the shadow of Hegel, an influence each new thinker struggles to escape. As a consequence, Hegel’s absolute idealism has become the bogeyman of philosophy, obscuring the fact that he is the defining philosopher of the historical transition to modernity, a period with which our own times share startling similarities. Today, as global capitalism comes apart at the seams, we are entering a new period of transition. In Less Than Nothing, the product of a career-long focus on the part of its author, Slavoj Žižek argues it is imperative we not simply return to Hegel but that we repeat and exceed his triumphs, overcoming his limitations by being even more Hegelian than the master himself. Such an approach not only enables Žižek to diagnose our present condition, but also to engage in a critical dialogue with key strands of contemporary thought—Heidegger, Badiou, speculative realism, quantum physics, and cognitive sciences. Modernity will begin and end with Hegel.

Slavoj Žižek - Blasphemische ​Gedanken
Slavoj ​Žižek, einer der weltweit bedeutendsten Philosophen, wirft in seiner Streitschrift so wichtige wie gewagte Fragen auf, die sich nach dem Anschlag auf das Satiremagazin „Charlie Hebdo“ mehr denn je stellen. Er skizziert den Konflikt zwischen tolerantem Liberalismus und religiösem Fundamentalismus, der auch ein Konflikt ist zwischen westlichem Wohlstand und dem Bedürfnis nach religiöser Transzendenz. Der Fundamentalist bekämpft zudem mit dem Liberalismus auch das hedonistische Begehren, dessen Erfüllung er sich nicht zugesteht. Doch wie entsteht Islamismus eigentlich? Füllt er nicht ein revolutionäres Vakuum, das die soziale Ungleichheit in vielen Ländern (wie Pakistan) erzeugt hat? Dies würde bedeuten, dass nicht der tolerante, aber kraftlose Liberalismus, sondern die zielgerichtete Linke die einzige Kraft ist, die dieses Vakuum füllen kann und die wir dem islamischen Fundamentalismus entgegensetzen können.

Slavoj Žižek - First ​As Tragedy, Then As Farce
Billions ​of dollars have been hastily poured into the global banking system in a frantic attempt at financial stabilization. So why has it not been possible to bring the same forces to bear in addressing world poverty and environmental crisis? In this take-no-prisoners analysis, Slavoj Zizek frames the moral failures of the modern world in terms of the epoch-making events of the first decade of this century. What he finds is the old one-two punch of history: the jab of tragedy, the right hook of farce. In the attacks of 9/11 and the global credit crunch, liberalism dies twice: as a political doctrine and as an economic theory. First as Tragedy, Then as Farce is a call for the Left to reinvent itself in the light of our desperate historical situation. The time for liberal, moralistic blackmail is over.

Slavoj Žižek - The ​Year of Dreaming Dangerously
The ​renowned philosopher finds a utopian future in worldwide protests. Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation, obscure destructive fantasies inspired the world’s racist populists in places as far apart as Hungary and Arizona, achieving a horrific consummation in the actions of mass murderer Anders Breivik. The subterranean work of dissatisfaction continues. Rage is building, and a new wave of revolts and disturbances will follow. Why? Because the events of 2011 augur a new political reality. These are limited, distorted—sometimes even perverted—fragments of a utopian future lying dormant in the present.

Slavoj Žižek - The ​Courage of Hopelessness
In ​these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, argues Slavoj Žižek, it is only when we have admit to ourselves that our situation is completely hopeless - that the light at the end of the tunnel is in fact the headlight of a train approaching us from the opposite direction - that fundamental change can be brought about. Surveying the various challenges in the world today, from mass migration and geopolitical tensions to terrorism, the explosion of rightist populism and the emergence of new radical politics - all of which, in their own way, express the impasses of global capitalism - Žižek explores whether there still remains the possibility for genuine change. Today, he proposes, the only true question is,or should be, this: do we endorse the predominant acceptance of capitalism as fact of human nature, or does today's capitalism contain strong enough antagonisms to prevent its infinite reproduction? Can we, he asks, move beyond the failure of socialism, and beyond the current wave of populist rage, and initiate radical change before the train hits? 'Žižek is a thinker who regards nothing as outside his field: the result is deeply interesting and provocative' - Guardian 'Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation' - New Yorker

Slavoj Žižek - How ​to Read Lacan
The ​How to Read series provides a context and an explanation that will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon. These books use excerpts from the major texts to explain essential topics, such as Jacques Lacan's core ideas about enjoyment, which re-created our concept of psychoanalysis. Lacan’s motto of the ethics of psychoanalysis involves a profound paradox. Traditionally, psychoanalysis was expected to allow the patient to overcome the obstacles which prevented access to "normal" sexual enjoyment; today, however, we are bombarded by different versions of the injunction "Enjoy!" Psychoanalysis is the only discourse in which you are allowed not to enjoy. Slavoj Žižek’s passionate defense of Lacan reasserts Lacan’s ethical urgency. For Lacan, psychoanalysis is a procedure of reading and each chapter reads a passage from Lacan as a tool to interpret another text from philosophy, art or popular ideology.

Slavoj Žižek - Event
Probably ​the most famous living philosopher, Slavoj Žižek explores the concept of 'event', in the second in this new series of easily digestible philosophy What is really happening when something happens? In the second in a new series of accessible, commute-length books of original thought, Slavoj Žižek, one of the world's greatest living philosophers, examines the new and highly-contested concept of Event. An Event can be an occurrence that shatters ordinary life, a radical political rupture, a transformation of reality, a religious belief, the rise of a new art form, or an intense experience such as falling in love. Taking us on a trip which stops at different definitions of Event, Žižek addresses fundamental questions such as: are all things connected? How much are we agents of our own fates? Which conditions must be met for us to perceive something as really existing? In a world that's constantly changing, is anything new really happening? Drawing on references from Plato to arthouse cinema, the Big Bang to Buddhism, Event is a journey into philosophy at its most exciting and elementary.

Slavoj Žižek - The ​Relevance of the Communist Manifesto
No ​other Marxist text has come close to achieving the fame and influence of The Communist Manifesto. Translated into over 100 languages, this clarion call to the workers of the world radically shaped the events of the twentieth century. But what relevance does it have for us today? In this slim book Slavoj Zizek argues that, while exploitation no longer occurs the way Marx described it, it has by no means disappeared; on the contrary, the profit once generated through the exploitation of workers has been transformed into rent appropriated through the privatization of the 'general intellect'. Entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have become extremely wealthy not because they are exploiting their workers but because they are appropriating the rent for allowing millions of people to participate in the new form of the 'general intellect' that they own and control. But, even if Marx's analysis can no longer be applied to our contemporary world of global capitalism without significant revision, the fundamental problem with which he was concerned, the problem of the commons in all its dimensions - the commons of nature, the cultural commons, and the commons as the universal space of humanity from which no one should be excluded - remains as relevant as ever. This timely reflection on the enduring relevance of The Communist Manifesto will be of great value to everyone interested in the key questions of radical politics today.