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  • The Most Sublime Hystericby Slavoj Zizek

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    What do we know about Hegel? What do we know about Marx? What do we know about democracy and totalitarianism? Communism and psychoanalysis? What do we know that isn't a platitude that we've heard a thousand times - or a self-satisfied certainty? Through his brilliant reading of Hegel, Slavoj Zizek - one of the most provocative and widely-read thinkers... more...

  • Eventby Slavoj Zizek

    Melville House 2014; US$ 16.95

    Probably the most famous living philosopher, Slavoj Žižek explores the meaning of events in this short and digestible book An event can be an occurrence that shatters ordinary life, a radical political rupture, a transformation of reality, a religious belief, the rise of a new art form, or an intense experience such as falling in love. Taking... more...

  • The Year of Dreaming Dangerouslyby Slavoj Zizek

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation, obscure destructive fantasies inspired the world?s racist populists in places as far apart as Hungary and Arizona, achieving a horrific... more...

  • First As Tragedy, Then As Farceby Slavoj Zizek

    Verso Books 2009; US$ 12.95

    Billions of dollars have been hastily poured into the global banking system in a frantic attempt at financial stabilization. So why has it not been possible to bring the same forces to bear in addressing world poverty and environmental crisis? In this take-no-prisoners analysis, Slavoj Žižek frames the moral failures of the modern world in terms of... more...

  • In Defense of Lost Causesby Slavoj Zizek

    Verso Books 2009; US$ 21.95

    In this combative major new work, philosophical sharpshooter Slavoj Žižek looks for the kernel of truth in the totalitarian politics of the past. Examining Heidegger?s seduction by fascism and Foucault?s flirtation with the Iranian Revolution, he suggests that these were the ?right steps in the wrong direction.? On the revolutionary terror of Robespierre,... more...

  • Living in the End Timesby Slavoj Zizek

    Verso Books 2011; US$ 22.95

    The underlying premise of the book is a simple one: the global capitalist system is approaching an apocalyptic zero-point. Its four riders of the apocalypse are the ecological crisis, the consequences of the biogenetic revolution, the imbalances within the system itself (problems with intellectual property, the forthcoming struggle for raw materials,... more...

  • How To Read Lacanby Slavoj Zizek

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 9.73

    The only thing of which one can be guilty is of having given ground relative to one's desire' Jacques Lacan. Is psychoanalysis dead or are we to read frequent attacks on its theoretical 'mistakes' and clinical 'frauds' as a proof of its vitality? Slavoj Zizek's passionate defence of Lacan reasserts the ethical urgency of psychoanalysis. Traditionally,... more...

  • Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism?by Slavoj Zizek

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 22.95

    In some circles, a nod towards totalitarianism is enough to dismiss any critique of the status quo. Such is the insidiousness of the neo-liberal ideology, argues Slavoj Žižek.  Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism? turns a specious rhetorical strategy on its head to identify a network of family resemblances between totalitarianism and modern liberal... more...

  • Demanding the Impossibleby Slavoj Zizek

    Wiley 2014; US$ 14.95

    Where are we today and what is to be done? Slavoj ?i?ek ponders these questions in this unique and timely book.  Based on live interviews, the book captures ?i?ek at his irrepressible best, elucidating such topics as the uprisings of the Arab Spring, the global financial crisis, populism in Latin America, the rise of China and even the riddle... more...

  • Hegel and the Infiniteby Slavoj Zizek

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    Catherine Malabou, Antonio Negri, John D. Caputo, Bruno Bosteels, Mark C. Taylor, and Slavoj ?i?ek join seven others?including William Desmond, Katrin Pahl, Adrian Johnston, Edith Wyschogrod, and Thomas A. Lewis?to apply Hegel's thought to twenty-first-century philosophy, politics, and religion. Doing away with claims that the evolution of thought... more...