Biopolitics

Enjoy your vacation!

18 Aug , 2018  

Conclusion: Vacation as fetish

To Žižek, a fetish is an ‘embodiment of the Lie which enables us to sustain the unbearable truth’ (Žižek, 2001b: 13). The subject ‘rationally’ accepts the truth, yet is only able to do so because she or he has their fetish to cling to, and the ...

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NonPolitics

Warum nicht über Seenotrettung diskutieren?

17 Jul , 2018  

Wie eine linksliberale Moralisierungsstrategie den Rechten in die Hände arbeitet

“Private Helfer retten Flüchtlinge und Migranten im Mittelmeer aus Seenot. Ist das legitim? Ein Pro und Contra” – diese Einleitung einer Debatte über die europäische Flüchtlingspolitik in der Wochenzeitung “Die Zeit” beschäftigt die liberalen Gemüter der Republik. Doch reagierten sie

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Žižek’s Dialectical Coincidentia Oppositorium

24 Sep , 2017  

Without doubt, the cogent interlacing of Lacanian theorization with Hegelianism manifests Žižek’s prowess in articulating a highly pertinent critique of ideology for our epoch, but whether this comes from a position of Marxist orthodoxy or a position of a Lacanian doctrinaire who monitors Marxist politics is an open question.

Through ...

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Necropolitics

Rage

10 Sep , 2017  

Rage without utopian prospects of real change is like living in a favela on the edge of Pandemonium waiting for the rebellion to begin, no matter what you do you are still trapped in a sub-basement of Hell with no prospects of escape. Rage is useless when there are no ...

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PhiloFiction

“is it possible not to love žižek?” on slavoj žižek’s missed encounter with deleuze

12 Nov , 2015  

[Slavoj Žižek: Organs without Bodies: On Deleuze and Consequences (New York: Routledge, 2003)]

The following text can be read fast-forward or in slow-motion. The fast-forward version provides the main argument, the slow-motion version provides the argument plus more detailed commentaries.

We have come to love Slavoj Žižek for his extremely ...

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