Slavoj Zizek: Sex and the Failed Absolute [Audio | Video]

"In his new book entitled "Sex and the Failed Absolute" #SlavojZizek returns to his philosophical roots and addresses the very basic question: how is reality structured so that something like human subjectivity can arise in it? His paradoxical answer is that for humans sexual difference offers the privileged access to the #Absolute, and he grounds... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Žižek: Alienated to the Core and Loving It [Video]

Slavoj Žižek delivers “Hegel in a Wired Brain”

Lecture delivered during #Zizek's visit to Film and Television Studies Program at The University of Vermont on April 16, 2019... You might enjoy this talk more if you've watched the Black Mirror series which we cannot recommend highly enough... It includes passages from Zizek's forthcoming book provisionally entitled Hegel in a Wired Brain...

Three Modalities of the Immanent Infinity: Life, Matter, and Thought in Henry, Deleuze, and Badiou (Audio Essay)

Full Text by Cengiz Erdem Here

Ölümlü, Pek Ölümlü: Kitab-ı Nihil ve Postnihilistik Spekülasyonlar

Zamanın uçurumundan ve ötesindeki karanlıktan başka ne görüyorsunuz? - William Shakespeare Kanlı bir yumurta sarısı. Bir çarşafa yayılan yanmış bir delik. Herkesi açmakla tehdit eden öfkeli bir gül. - May Svvenson Dipsiz bir uçurumun içine baktığınız zaman, o da sizin içinize bakar. - Friedrich Nietzsche Baktıkça bakıyorsunuz kendinize, Yetişir! Bu da hiç konuşmayan adam yapıyor... Continue Reading →

The Time of Trauma and the Immanence of Eternity (Audio Essay)

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Slavoj Žižek: The Effects of Capitalist Dynamics and the Causes of Depression

Slavoj Žižek weighs in on the Future of Marx's Analysis of Capitalism and the Causes of Depression in Our Perilous Times... Same shit, different day; Žižek has found the way out, though, and it's hysteria... That said, I would rather say hysterical sublimity would suit the needs of one better when it comes to sublating depression...... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Žižek’s Full Lecture and Debate on God and Capitalism at Oxford Union [Nov 9, 2018]

"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... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Zizek on Freedom, Unfreedom, the Possible and the Impossible (Video)

"This logic of death-drive repetition as a matter of surface, deployed by Deleuze in his Difference and Repetition, is to be opposed to the Bataillean notion of violent transgression as the act of tearing-apart the cobweb of appearances and forcing one’s way into the raw heart of the Real, of its palpitating flesh. Recall the... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Žižek on the Mask and the Real Face (Video + Text)

"Our public face isn't our mask, our private inner truth is the real mask..." "Our inner truth is the lie we construct to be able to live with the misery of our actual lives..." "When the Mask - the dead object - comes alive by way of taking possession of us, its hold on us... Continue Reading →

Ontological Catastrophes and Transcendental Time Machines: Dialectics of Time and Event from Kant and Hegel, across Deleuze and Badiou, towards New Futures

| Download PDF 1 or PDF 2 [Same text, different appearances] | Click Here to Listen | Recommended Voice: Amy (English - GB) The Spirit shows itself as so impoverished that, like a wanderer in the desert craving for a mere mouthful of water, it seems to crave for its refreshment only the bare feeling of the divine in general.... Continue Reading →

Zizek and the Hungry Seagull

Diyalektiğin Limitleri ve Fenomenler Dünyasının Ötesi: Olmayan’ın Gölgesinde Postnihilistik Spekülasyonlar

Namevcudiyetin Ontolojisi Güneş her gün yeni...  ~ Heraklitus Kitab-ı Nihil ve Post-Nihilistik Spekülasyonlar gündoğumları ve günbatımları boyunca yazılıp nihayete erdikten ve neticede Ölümlü, Pek Ölümlü adını taşıyan tek bir kitaba dönüştükten çok kısa bir süre sonra, sözünü ettiğimiz bu kitaba aynı zamanda hem bir önsöz hem de bir sonsöz niteliği taşıması niyetiyle kaleme alınan bu yazı, Alain Badiou, Michel Henry, Gilles Deleuze ve François... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Žižek On 9/11: New Yorkers faced the fire in the minds of men

Two Hollywood films mark 9/11's fifth anniversary: Paul Greengrass's United 93 and Oliver Stone's World Trade Center. Both adopt a terse, realistic depiction of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. There is undoubtedly a touch of authenticity to them and most critics have praised their sober styles and avoidance of sensationalism. But it is the touch... Continue Reading →

Ölübölge Yazıtı

Dünyanın merkezinde ne olduğu konusunda yapılan araştırmaların en önemlisi Japon bir bilim adamının dünyanın merkezindeki koşulları sanal ortamda yaratıp oluşan görüntüyü bilgisayar ekranından gözlemlemeyi mümkün kılan çalışmasıdır. Buna göre dünyanın merkezinde aşırı yoğunlaşmış ateşten kristal ormanları bulunmaktadır. Varlığın özünü oluşturan maddenin plazma veya protoplazma benzeri akışkan bir madde olduğu ise farklı zamanlarda ve farklı suretlerle... Continue Reading →

Ölümsüzlük Teorisi ve Gilles Deleuze

Bir Ölüm, İki Hayat Gilles Deleuze’ün felsefesi üzerine kaleme aldığı Theatrum Philosophicum adlı makalesinde, “belki de bir gün yüzyılımız Deleuze’ün yüzyılı diye anılacak,” demekte zerre kadar tereddüt etmeyen Michel Foucault’yu haklı çıkaran o kadar çok sebep var ki, bu sebepleri tek tek sıralamaya kalksak ne ömür yeter herhalde, ne de kâğıt. Lâkin yurdumuzdaki son derece... Continue Reading →

Slavoj Žižek’in Gezi Direnişine Dair Mesajı (Žižek weighs in on the revolt in Turkey)

  İstanbul’un göbeğindeki küçük bir parkın ticari amaçlarla tahrip edilmesi gibi bir yerel meseleden kaynaklı gibi görünse de, Türkiye’de devam etmekte olan protestolar açıkça çok daha derin bir öfkeye işaret ediyor. Bu öfkenin yaygın bir şekilde, “ılımlı İslam” ülkesi modeli olarak algılanan, hızla gelişen bir ekonomiye sahip bir ülkede patlak vermesi, hastalığın nedenlerini de: vahşi... Continue Reading →

Melancholia and the Cartesian Subject

  In his lecture On Melancholy and an essay entitled Melancholy and the Act, Slavoj Zizek claims that melancholia occurs not when we lose the object, but rather when the object is still here although we no longer desire it. According to Zizek, melancholia as Freud defines it in Mourning and Melancholia, shouldn’t be interpreted as... Continue Reading →

Transendental Materyalizm, Diyalektik ve Plastisite (Johnston, Zizek, Malabou)

Adrian Johnston 2010 yılında Real Objects/Material Subjects adlı felsefi etkinlikte yaptığı Naturalism or Anti-naturalism? No thanks, both are worse: Science, Materialism and Slavoj Zizek adlı konuşmada Zizek’in ontolojisini neden Transendental Materyalizm diye adlandırdığını net bir şekilde ortaya koyar. Johnston’a göre özelde Zizek’in, genel olarak ise transendental materyalizmin amacı cogito gibi bir öznelliğin olumsuzlayıcılığının/olumsuzluğunun maddi/materyalist varlıktan nasıl... Continue Reading →

The beat of a different drum ~ Slavoj Zizek

Open Cyprus in Europe

“The heart of the people of Europe beats in Greece” with Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek, one of the most prominent contemporary thinkers, Alexis Tsipras, president of the parliamentary group of SYRIZA/EKM and Kostas Douzinas, professor of Philosophy of Law at the of Birkbeck University of London, will talk about the overthrow of the neo-liberal policies which generate the crisis, exacerbate the recession and impose austerity, leading to a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.
An energy and conviction that Slavoi Zizek verbalizes and makes him an adequate ambassador for Greece in their fight in Europe. As they said, »Solidarity is our weapon«. They said that the solidarity of their weapons, which was also Zizek warned in a speech that Europe must show its solidarity with the Greeks, or it too will fail, as it should be a core value of solidarity in Europe.

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Slavoj Žižek: The Empowerment of the Right and the Dissolution of the Left (Video)

"Slavoj Zizek was one of the speakers at the The empowerment of the Right, the dissolution of the Left event. The public sector is facing severe economy measures. The budgets for culture, education and health care are being cut. The measures are implemented by the political right. The political left, in this period of turmoil,... Continue Reading →

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