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Professor Slavoj Žižek | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union

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Professor Slavoj Žižek | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union

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A Hegelian philosopher and leading figure on the academic left, Žižek is the International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the author of numerous books. His critical analysis of popular culture has gained him international recognition, and he has been called the ‘Elvis of cultural theory.’ His most recent book, Like A Thief In Broad Daylight, discusses the dangers and possibilities thrown up by recent advances in technology, and the electrifying implications for us all.

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Slavoj Zizek | Cambridge Union

Slavoj Žižek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and political activist. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the author of numerous books, including his most recent work, ‘Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity’.
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Slavoj Žižek Interview | Oxford Political Review

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher, based at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Arts, and the international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities of the University of London. A self-described 'radical leftist', he is amongst the most renowned contemporary philosophers in the world today.

Brian Wong, OPR Editor-in-Chief, conducted the interview.

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Professor Slavoj Žižek - Oxford Address - Tradition of Jewish Auschwitz Jokes

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Marxism: Zizek/Peterson: Official Video

I posted this yesterday, but the volume was too low, so now it's been raised.

On February, April 19, 2019, I debated Marxist philosopher Slavoj Zizek in Toronto, April 19 at the Sony Centre. Dr. Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher and professor at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, whose works on cultural studies, psychoanalysis and, above all, for the purposes of our debate, Marxism, are world-renowned. The topic? Happiness: Marxism vs Capitalism. This is the official video. Many bootlegs have already been released, but that seems inevitable given our current state of technological capability.

I started with a critique of The Communist Manifesto, which is the central revolutionary document of the Marxist movement (rather than addressing, say, Zizek's work, which wasn't what the debate was about).

It wasn't so obvious for the rest of the discussion that Marxism, per se, comprised the central topic of discussion.

Watch for yourself.

A good article, I think, on Zizek:


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Roger Stone | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union

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One of the best known political consultants in America and star of Netflix documentary Get Me Roger Stone, Roger Stone served as a senior advisor to Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. Prior to this, he worked for Presidents Nixon, Reagan, George H. W. Bush and dozens of other candidates since the 1970’s. He went on to co-found the infamous firm of Black, Manafort & Stone. Roger Stone is a former National Chairman of the Young Republicans and author of controversial attack ads and media strategies on opposing candidates. A New York Times best-selling author, Mr. Stone is no stranger to controversy and dark-arts campaign tactics.

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Slavoj Žižek Vs Will Self in Dangerous Ideas

Zizeks New Book -

An evening of Dangerous Ideas with the philosopher Slavoj Žižek and polemicist Will Self. Exchanging ideas over todays ideological, political and economic faultlines, from mass migration and geopolitical tension to explosions of populist, ethnic and religious passion, all framed by a global capitalism which seems bent on provoking its own apocalyptic demise.

Zizek has been called the most dangerous thinker in the West, an intellectual activist with a frenzied appetite for big ideas, and for revealing their hidden life inside our everyday concerns. Nothing is safe from his attention, whether Hegel or vampire movies. As a public critic he has been remorselessly critical of liberal democracy, for purveying freedoms which are illusory and complicit with the unfreedoms from which it claims to protect us. With increasing urgency, Zizek would like us to wake up.

Recorded May 18th 2017 in London

Jordan Peterson | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union

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A Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Peterson has received considerable media coverage after publishing a series of videos criticising the Canadian government's move to enact Bill C-16, which made misgendering a form of hate speech. His recent bestselling book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos topped the Washington Post, WSJ and Reuters U.S bestsellers lists

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Slavoj Žižek interview: The ultimate act of love is betrayal

Slavoj Žižek has been called the most dangerous philosopher in the West.

He spoke to Oli Dugmore about Reddit v Wall Street, whether patriotism and socialism are compatible and a possible impending cultural revolution.

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Conditions of Possibility: Slavoj Žižek Part II

As part of the series Critical Theory Today, eminent theorist Slavoj Žižek joins Martin Hägglund and Adrian Johnston in a discussion about Conditions of Possibility, with respect to philosophy, literary theory, religion, and psychoanalysis. Drawing on such diverse and archetypal figures as Kant, Hegel, Freud, Derrida, and Lacan, the panel will explore the notion of philosophical critique and its transformation in contemporary theory.

Slavoj Žižek is the international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Ljubljana, and a professor at the European Graduate School in Saas Fe, Switzerland. Trained in both philosophy and psychoanalysis, he is the author of numerous books translated into many languages. His work addresses a wide range of subjects, including German idealism, Lacanian theory, leftist politics, and a plethora of socio-cultural phenomena. His most recent book is Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism. Martin Hägglund is associate professor of comparative literature and humanities at Yale University. He is the author of Dying for Time: Proust, Woolf, Nabokov; and Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life. His work has been the subject of a special issue of CR: The New Centennial Review. Adrian Johnston is a professor in the department of philosophy at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and a faculty member at the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute in Atlanta. He is the author of Žižek's Ontology: A Transcendental Materialist Theory of Subjectivity; and Badiou, Žižek, and Political Transformations: The Cadence of Change.
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Slavoj Žižek: FOR A LEFT THAT DARES TO SPEAK ITS NAME – October 8, 2019

FOR A LEFT THAT DARES TO SPEAK IT'S NAME
Slavoj Žižek with Peter Bratsis and Jeremy Glick

With irrepressible humour Slavoj Žižek dissects our current political and social climate, discussing everything from Jordan Peterson and sex 'unicorns' to Greta Thunberg and Chairman Mao. This is Žižek's attempt to elucidate the major political issues of the day from a truly radical left position

Philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek is internationally recognized for his works on psychoanalysis, Hegel, cinema, political theory, and current events. He teaches at the European Graduate School and has been a visiting professor at Université de Paris VIII, Columbia, and Princeton, among other institutions. He is founder and president of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is the author of many books on topics ranging from Christianity to the films of David Lynch.

Dr Bennet Omalu | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union

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Omalu is a physician who has conducted groundbreaking research in the field of concussion in athletes. The 2011 NFL lockout was in part due to Omalu’s findings, as players made their own safety a key issue. He was played by Will Smith in the 2015 film Concussion. He also conducted a private autopsy of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African-American fatally shot by the police, which differed significantly from the official police autopsy.

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The Dash: A discussion with Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda

The Department of German at NYU, the NYU Department of Comparative Literature, and Deutsches Haus at NYU present a discussion between Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda which will revolve around Comay and Ruda's book The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing.
Deutsches Haus at NYU, October 23, 2018

In The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing (MIT Press, 2018), the authors present a reading of Hegel’s most reviled concept, absolute knowing. Their book sets out from a counterintuitive premise: the “mystical shell” of Hegel's system proves to be its most “rational kernel.” Hegel's radicalism is located precisely at the point where his thought seems to regress most. Most current readings try to update Hegel's thought by pruning back his grandiose claims to “absolute knowing,” but Comay and Ruda invert this deflationary gesture by inflating what seems to be most trivial: the truth of the absolute is grasped only in the minutiae of its most mundane appearances. What if everything turns out to hinge on the most inconspicuous and trivial detail—a punctuation mark?

Slavoj Žižek, is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a visiting professor at a number of American Universities (Columbia, Princeton, New School for Social Research, New York University, University of Michigan). He obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy in Ljubljana studying Psychoanalysis. He also studied at the University of Paris. Slavoj Zizek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and Marxist social analyst. He is the author of The Indivisible Remainder, The Sublime Object of Ideology, The Metastases of Enjoyment, Looking Awry: Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture, The Plague of Fantasies, and The Ticklish Subject. His latest publications are Disparities, and Antigone (both at Bloomsbury Press, London).

Rebecca Comay, is Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. Other publications include Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution (Stanford, 2011) and Hegel and Resistance, co-ed with Bart Zandtvoort (Bloomsbury, 2018).

Frank Ruda, is Senior Lecturer for Philosophy at the University of Dundee, UK. Other publications include: Reading Marx (with Slavoj Žižek and Agon Hamza)(Polity, 2018); Abolishing Freedom: A Plea for A Contemporary Use of Fatalism (Nebraska UP, 2016); For Badiou: Idealism without Idealism (Northwestern UP, 2015).

The Dash: A Discussion with Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda is a DAAD supported event.

Professor Slavoj Žižek - Oxford Address - Intro/The Power of Victimhood

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Amy Gregg | WW1 Debate: We Have NOT Remembered Them (1/6) | Oxford Union

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The Motion: This House Believes We Have Not Remembered Them.

One hundred years on from the end of one of the bloodiest chapters in human history, the legacy of the Great War is still apparent, from the perennial poppies to the poetry of Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, and Wilfred Owen. Yet, how far has the promise of “lest we forget” been kept? Have we romanticised remembrance beyond recognition, a mere shadow of what the fallen are truly owed? Or, 100 years on, are the lessons of 1918 remembered more potently than ever?

Amy Gregg is a second-year graduate student reading for an MPhil in Law at Somerville College and Treasurer-Elect at the Oxford Union. Amy is also a former Cambridge Union President.


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Paul Mason | The Left Must Reclaim Populism (3/6) | Oxford Union

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British commentator and radio personality, he has written extensively on the direction of left politics. He is the author of PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future.

ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Oxford Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. Since 1823, the Union has been promoting debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

Slavoj Žižek - The Obscene Monster (Excerpt 2) - 7.30.2020

Slavoj Žižek, Professor of Philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS. Saas-Fee, Switzerland. July 30, 2020. An excerpt from The Obscene Lecture seminar for the students of the Division of Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought.

Poetry-in-the-Round with Slavoj Žižek (October 24, 2018)

Philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek visits Seton Hall University to deliver a lecture on ideology, political abstraction, and Samuel Beckett.

Will Poulter | Full Q&A | Oxford Union

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Since winning the BAFTA Rising Star award for his part in the blockbuster hit We’re the Millers, Will Poulter has continued to star in films including The Revenant and War Machine. More recently, his role in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch caught worldwide attention.

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Press Panel: The Future of Media in a Post-Truth Age | Oxford Union

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Information is now more accessible than ever, yet there is no guarantee of accuracy. Public trust in the media is at an all-time low, with the rise of “fake news” and “post-truth politics” making fact-based journalism an increasingly challenging endeavour. As the importance of personality over policy continues to grow in politics, some argue political journalism has little more to offer than its tabloid cousin.

In light of the above, we ask, what is the future for the media and how can it retain its relevance in this changing social and political climate? Is traditional media losing its relevance in a post-truth age? And is the diligence and journalistic integrity of the mainstream media being overlooked in favour of clickbait, sensationalised stories?

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Jeremy O'Grady: Editor-in-Chief of The Week.

Robert Guest: Foreign Editor of The Economist.

Jim White: Telegraph columnist, writer, and broadcaster.


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