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SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK on the Desert of Post-Ideology | Master Class | Higher Learning


SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK on the Desert of Post-Ideology | Master Class | Higher Learning

Slavoj Žižek, the internationally renowned philosopher and cultural critic featured in the Sophie Fiennes-directed The Pervert's Guide to Ideology and The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, delivers a lecture entitled Welcome to the Desert of Post-Ideology for post-secondary students and faculty. This Higher Learning event was co-presented with York University and held on October 2, 2012 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Visit the Higher Learning Digital Resource Hub to learn more about our upcoming events at TIFF Bell Lightbox and to access bibliographies, filmographies and additional resources associated with this event.

What Zizek Gets So Wrong about Art! | Episode 86.5 | The Re-Think

Hey art school kids! Does your professor belittle you or make you feel stupid by quoting Zizek? If so, fight back by watching this epsiode, What Zizek Gets So Wrong About Art. #Zizek #ArtSchool #MFA

Slavoj Žižek with Tavis Smiley (March 1, 2017)

Slavoj Žižek with Tavis Smiley (March 1, 2017)

Slavoj Žižek: On Your Marx: The Fate of the Commons: A Trotskyite View

The NYU Department of German and Deutsches Haus at NYU present The Fate of the Commons: A Trotskyite View with Slavoj Žižek as part of NYU Skirball's On Your Marx festival in celebration of Karl Marx's 200th birthday.
Skirball Center for Performing Arts - October 22, 2018

From the Marxist standpoint, Communism refers to the multiple versions of our commons (the commons of nature, the commons of our biogenetic inheritance, the commons of our intellectual substance) which are all threatened by today's global capitalism. Perhaps the most important version of our commons is the world-wide digital grid which more and more controls and regulates our lives. How can a new emancipatory movement fight for the public control of the digital commons? In preparing and executing the October Revolution, Trotsky showed us the way when he focused on the seizure of power over the technical and material base of a state (electricity, railways, phone, etc.). How can we apply this Trotsky's insight to our contemporary predicament?

Slavoj Žižek, Ph.D., 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, and The Plague of Fantasies, and The Ticklish Subject. His latest publications are Disparities, and Antigone (both at Bloomsbury Press, London).

On Your Marx: The Fate of the Commons: A Trotskyite View is a DAAD-supported event.

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Slavoj Žižek - The Reality of the Virtual (2004)

One of the earlier Žižek film lectures, yet quite an important one for our understanding of ideology in popular culture. The reality of the virtual is of course a reversal of virtual reality and draws on a diverse amount of topics and disciplines familiar to Žižek. The lecture was filmed in London on December 11th 2003 by Ben Wright for LUX.

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Slavoj Žižek | Why Be Happy When You Could Be Interesting? | Big Think

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Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Žižek, and Event: A Philosophical Journey Through a Concept.

Žižek received his Ph.D. in Philosophy in Ljubljana studying Psychoanalysis. He has been called the Elvis of philosophy and an academic rock star. His work calls for a return to the Cartesian subject and the German Ideology, in particular the works of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling. Slavoj Žižek's work draws on the works of Jacques Lacan, moving his theory towards modern political and philosophical issues, finding the potential for liberatory politics within his work. But in all his turns to these thinkers and strands of thought, he hopes to call forth new potentials in thinking and self-reflexivity. He also calls for a return to the spirit of the revolutionary potential of Lenin and Karl Marx.

Slavoj Zizek: You know, happiness is for me a very conformist category. It doesn't enter the frame. You have a serious ideological deviation at the very beginning of a famous proclamation of independence -- you know, pursuit of happiness. If there is a point in psychoanalysis, it is that people do not really want or desire happiness, and I think it’s good that it is like that.

For example, let’s be serious: when you are in a creative endeavor, in that wonderful fever--“My God, I’m onto something!” and so on--, happiness doesn't enter it. You are ready to suffer. Sometimes scientists--I read history of quantum physics or earlier of radiation--were even ready to take into account the possibility that they will die because of some radiation and so on. Happiness is, for me, an unethical category.

And also, we don't really want to get what we think that we want. The classical story that I like, the traditional male chauvinist scenario: I am married to a wife, relations with her are cold, and I have a mistress, and all the time I dream, “Oh my God, if my wife were to disappear . . . ,” I’m not a murderer, but let us say, “it would open up new life for me with the mistress.” You know what every psychoanalyst will tell you quite often happens? That then, for some reason, wife goes away, you lose the mistress, also.

You thought this is all I want. When you had it there, you found out that it was a much more complex situation, where what you want is not really to live with the mistress but to keep her at a distance as an object of desire about which you dream. And this is not just an excessive situation. I claim that this is how things function. We don't really want what we think we desire.

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Slavoj Žižek: On Corbyn, the election, Brexit and fake news

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek explains his views on the impending general election, the future of the left, the role of fake news, LGBT rights, the coming insignificance of the European Union and miracles.

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Slavoj Žižek. The Big Other and The Event of Subjectivity. 2012

‪ Slavoj Žižek, philosopher and author, talking about the big Other in Lacan in relation to Alain Badiou's theory of the Event. In this lecture Slavoj Žižek discusses the universality of anxiety, Lacan's theory of truth and subjectivity, the inconsistency of the symbolic structure and his polemic with Badiou in relationship to Jacques Lacan, Alain Badiou, Sigmund Freud, René Descartes, Jacques-Alain Miller, Antonio Hardt and Michael Negri focusing on being, truth, the real, language, knowledge, the existence of animal life, death drive, transposed belief, the figure of the neighbor, terror, political enthusiasm and capitalism. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2012. Slavoj Žižek.

Slavoj Žižek, Ph.D., (born March 21, 1949), is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a returning faculty member of the European Graduate School. He has also been a visiting professor at a number of American Universities (Columbia, Princeton, New School for Social Research, New York University, University of Michigan). Slavoj Žižek recieved his Ph.D. in Philosophy in Ljubljana studying Psychoanalysis. He also studied at the University of Paris. Slavoj Žižek is a cultural critic, philosopher and film theorist who is internationally known for his innovative interpretations of Hegel, Marx and Jacques Lacan. Slavoj Žižek has been called the 'Elvis Presley' of philosophy as well as an 'academic rock star.'

Slavoj Žižek is the author of The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989), For They Know Not What They Do (1991), Looking Awry: an Introduction to Jacques Lacan Through Popular Culture (1991), Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan (But Were Afraid To Ask Hitchcock) (1992), Enjoy Your Symptom! Jacques Lacan In Hollywood And Out (1992), Tarrying With The Negative (1993), Mapping Ideology (1994), The Indivisible Remainder (1996), The Plague of Fantasies (1997), The Abyss Of Freedom (1997), The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology (1999), Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left (with Judith Butler and Ernesto Laclau) (2000), The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime, On David Lynch's Lost Highway (2000), The Fragile Absolute or Why the Christian Legacy is Worth Fighting For (2000), On Belief (2001), The Fright of Real Tears (2001), Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism? (2001), The Puppet and the Dwarf (2003), Organs Without Bodies: On Deleuze and Consequences (2003), Iraq The Borrowed Kettle (2004) Violence (2008), First As Tragedy, Then As Farce (2009), Living in the End Times (2010), Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism (2012), and most recently, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously (2012).

Slavoj Zizek Coca-Cola Commercial (2014) HD

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Slavoj Zizek - Ideology Today

Zizek has a tendency to talk in abstract terms when it comes to ideology, but in this case, he describes the basic outline of how the political mind of the modern world operates in practical terms, as well as some reasons against it.

The thumbnail picture - with a maze image imposed upon it via Photoshop - was originally drawn by Robert Fludd, as a diagram for the working of the human soul in relation to God.

Slavoj Zizek - Talk At Princeton With Cornel West

The Ignorance Of Chicken - A Talk at Princeton (10/10/05)

Zizek talks and Cornel West listens and responds a little. A short Q+A follows.

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Slavoj Žižek on Incontinence of the Void and Related Matters

#Zizek's lecture originally entitled Samuel Beckett's Art of Abstraction delivered at The University of Dundee on 8 November 2018... Incontinence of the Void: Economico-Philosophical Spandrels is Zizek's book published in 2017, the title of which is inspired by a sentence in Samuel Beckett's late masterpiece Ill Seen Ill Said.

#Beckett #Philosophy #Literature #Psychoanalysis #Art #Nihilism

SLAVOJ ZIZEK Negativity in Hegel and Freud, Part 1: Introduction

The Deutsches Haus at New York University presents
SLAVOJ ZIZEK: Negativity in Hegel and Freud
Part 1: Introduction
October 28, 2011

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Slavoj Žižek - The Liberal Utopia


Slavoj Zizek — Chomsky is behind accusations that I am racist

This is an excerpt from Zizek's talk and Q&A at Trinity College Dublin's University Philosophical Society from 18 November 2019. Zizek responded to a question about a Current Affairs article which chastised him as racist and as a reactionary. Zizek responded by saying that it was likely Noam Chomsky who was behind such accusations and then went on to clarify his positions on immigration, refugees, Islam, Donald Trump and more.

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Slavoj Zizek — How the elite reacted to the end of Yugoslavia

At the 2019 Holberg Debate, Zizek discussed his own experience of living through the final decades of communist Yugoslavia under Broz Tito and Slobodan Milosevic and the ways in traces of them can be found in today's world.

Slavoj Žižek on coffee - from his IQ2 talk

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Slavoj Zizek. Materialism and Theology. 2007 1/8

Slavoj Zizek lecturing about materialism and theology, Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and the psychoanalysis of culture and societies. Videolecture focuses on fundamentalism, materialism, theology, atheism, atheists, humanists, humanism, reason, logic, rationality, intelligent design, believe, faith, religion, christian, christianity, islam, fundamentalists, fundamentalism, god, nature, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Public open lecture for the students of the European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2007, Slavoj Zizek.
Slavoj Zizek, a Slovenian sociologist, postmodern philosopher, and cultural critic is a professor at the Institute for Sociology, Ljubljana and at the European Graduate School EGS who uses popular culture to explain the theory of Jacques Lacan and the theory of Jacques Lacan to explain politics and popular culture. He was born in 1949 in Ljubljana, Slovenia where he lives to this day but he has lectured at universities around the world. He was analysed by Jacques Alain Miller, Jacques Lacan's son in law. His research focuses on Karl Marx, Hegel and Schellingfundamentalism, tolerance, political correctness, globalization, subjectivity, human rights, Lenin, myth, cyberspace, postmodernism, multiculturalism, post-marxism, David Lynch, and Alfred Hitchcock.
He has published many books and translations in several languages. He is the author of The Sublime Object of Ideology, 1989, Beyond Discourse Analysis (a part in Ernesto Laclau's New Reflections on the Revolution of Our Time), London: Verso. 1990, For They Know Not What They Do, London: Verso. 1991, Looking Awry, MIT Press. Enjoy Your Symptom!, Routledge. 1992, Tarrying With the Negative, Durham, New Carolina: Duke University Press. 1993, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan, But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock,1993, The Metastates of Enjoyment,1994, The Indivisible Remainder: Essays on Schelling and Related Matters, 1996, The Abyss of Freedom, University of Michigan Press. 1997, The Plague of Fantasies, Multi-culturalism, or, the Cultural Logic of Multi-national Capitalism, New Left Review, issue 225 pgs. 28--51, The Ticklish Subject, 1999, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality (authored with Judith Butler and Ernesto Laclau), Verso. 2000, The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch's Lost Highway, Washington: University of Washington Press. The Fragile Absolute, 2000, Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism? 2001, The Fright of Real Tears: Kryzystof Kieślowski Between Theory and Post-Theory, British Film Institute (BFI), On Belief, Routledge. Opera's Second Death, Repeating Lenin, Zagreb: Arkzin D.O.O. 2001, Welcome to the Desert of the Real, 2002, Revolution at the Gates: Žižek on Lenin, the 1917 Writings, Organs Without Bodies. 2003, The Puppet and the Dwarf, 2003, Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle, 2004, Interrogating the Real, London, Continuum International Publishing Group. 2005, The Universal Exception, London, 2006, Neighbors and Other Monsters (in The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology), Cambridge, Massachusetts: University of Chicago Press. The Parallax View, How to Read Lacan, New York: W.W. Norton & Company. 2007

Slavoj Zizek Environment, Identity and Multiculturalism

Friday 19 June 2009
Slavoj Zizek -- Masterclass -- day 5 -- Notes Towards a Definition of Communist Culture -- Environment, Identity and Multiculturalism

The master class analyses phenomena of modern thought and culture with the intention to discern elements of possible Communist culture. It moves at two levels: first, it interprets some cultural phenomena (from today's architecture to classic literary works
like Rousseau's La Nouvelle Heloise) as failures to imagine or enact a Communist culture; second, it explores attempts at imagining how a Communist culture could look, from Wagner's Ring to Kafka's and Beckett's short stories and contemporary science fiction novels.



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