Interview with Slavoj Žižek on Ideology and Traversing the Fantasy [2019 | Video]

  | SRF Sternstunde Philosophie | Published on Jan 18, 2019 | Slavoj Žižek: Down with ideology! "He is considered philosophy's enfant terrible, provokes those on the right and on the left and analyses events from the perspective of Marx and Hegel. Above all, Slavoj Zizek is hip, and has been for decades. The eloquent … Continue reading Interview with Slavoj Žižek on Ideology and Traversing the Fantasy [2019 | Video]

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

https://youtu.be/PE6v-yZEXp0?t=1202 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 … Continue reading Slavoj Žižek: The Effects of Capitalist Dynamics and the Causes of Depression

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

Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness (Audio Essay)

This is a slice of my doctoral dissertation from back in 2009, first written in 2007. Bliss is to have the technology now making it possible to share it in this Audio/Video format after all these years. I'll further elaborate the effects of listening to one's old writings read out loud in the times to … Continue reading Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness (Audio Essay)

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

Altering the Supposedly Predestined Future: Utopia as Method, Structure, and Process

“It is easier, someone once said, to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism: and with that the idea of a revolution overthrowing capitalism seems to have vanished.” ~ Fredric Jameson,  An American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army. “Someone once said that it is easier to imagine the end of … Continue reading Altering the Supposedly Predestined Future: Utopia as Method, Structure, and Process

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

Abstract In this essay I attempt to explicate the sense in which Michel Henry’s reductive phenomenology rendering Life as affectivity resonates with Alain Badiou’s subtractive ontology rendering the subject as eternity in time. I claim that these two modes of subjectivity are the two modalities of the Real manifesting itself as quality (Henry’s patheme) and … Continue reading Three Modalities of the Immanent Infinity: Life, Matter and Thought in Henry, Deleuze and Badiou