Category Archives: Slavoj Zizek

Bambach reviews Heidegger’s 1933-34 seminars, Nature, History, State

Charles Bambach reviews Heidegger’s 1933-34 seminars, Nature, History, State - translated and edited by Gregory Fried and Richard Polt – at NDPR. The volume in question comprises student protocols of the seminars, plus interpretative essays by Robert Bernasconi, Peter Eli Gordon, … Continue reading

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Books received – Verso (3 of 3)

Some of these I’ve read already due to Verso’s excellent e-book bundling. I wish more publishers would do this.  

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The Actuality of the Theologico-Political – Conference in London May 23-24

The Actuality of the Theologico-Political – Conference in London May 23-24, 2014 Today’s (post) political thought has been turned into an ethics and a legal philosophy. The business of politics is supposed to promote moral values and ethical policies which … Continue reading

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Verso’s Reading List on Christianity

As a riposte to David Cameron’s comments about Christianity (or just to sell some books), Verso have put together a list of their studies of Christianity. Régis Debray, Slavoj Žižek, Simon Critchley, Ernst Bloch, Terry Eagleton, Wu Ming…

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7 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in March

Critical-theory.com has another list of recently published books – Roudinesco on Lacan, Despret & Stengers, Negra & Tasker, Critchley, Shults, Zizek and Grant.

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9 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in February from Critical-Theory.com

9 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in February from Critical-Theory.com - Althusser, Negri, Miller, Bartlett/Clemens/Roffe, Constantinou, Butler, Braun, Losurdo, Epstein.

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“Zizek’s Jokes” – in book form

MIT Press are publishing a book of Žižek’s Jokes. “A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.”—Ludwig Wittgenstein The good news is that this book offers an entertaining but enlightening compilation of Žižekisms. Unlike any other … Continue reading

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Thompson and Zizek (ed.) The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia

Interesting looking new collection just out with Duke University Press. The concept of hope is central to the work of the German philosopher Ernst Bloch (1885–1977), especially in his magnum opus, The Principle of Hope (1959). The “speculative materialism” that he first … Continue reading

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London Critical Theory Summer School 2014

The fifth London Critical Theory Summer School will take place at Birkbeck, University of London from 7th July – 18th July. This unique opportunity is for graduate students and academics to follow a course of study with some of the … Continue reading

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The Critical-Theory Guide to Shit That Happened in 2013, Arbitrarily Ranked

These are good – and cover the pope, Brad Pitt as Plato, Banksy and Hannah Arendt, Feminist Ryan Gosling being no more, the Zizek operas, and others…

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