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By Slavoj Zizek, Rex Butler, Scott Stephens

Interrogating the Real is the 1st quantity of the gathered writings of Slavoj Žižek - unquestionably one of many world's major modern cultural commentators, and some of the most inspiring, provocative and enjoyable cultural critics at paintings this day. Drawing upon the total variety of his prolific output, the articles the following disguise psychoanalysis, philosophy and pop culture, reflecting the impressive breadth and intensity of Žižek's curiosity in politics, tradition and philosophy, and likewise showcasing his interesting variety. an entire and transparent feel of Žižekian philosophy emerges, derived from Hegelian dialectics, Marxist politics and Lacanian psychoanalysis. even as, Žižek's witty and available method of his topic and his collection of exemplars from popular culture make sure that this can be a continuously clean and stunning physique of labor.

The publication features a new preface through Žižek himself, in addition to an creation through the editors and a beneficial word list for these coming to Žižek's paintings for the 1st time.

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But they interpret their work in a way that is even more Lacanian than Bonitzer or Chion themselves. The dominant position to which I referred a moment ago yields an interesting situation: Lacanianism is found to be engaging in a series of public struggles, concerning social reform or the elections, for instance. 2 We thus tried to explain why really existing socialism tends to avoid the traumatic moment of elections, which produce the atomization of society. But our true problem actually concerns the establishment of systematic contacts with the psychiatric milieu.

From this standpoint, we have made a significant impact on the university scene. All the leading specialists in Hegel, ancient and analytical philosophy are overtly Lacanian. The same goes for political analysts. Why? 1 One can work wonders with the Lacanian approach. Our impact is also considerable in the wider literary field. Likewise, cinema theory in Slovenia is represented by four persons who, to put it quite simply, are Lacanians. Our position is thus absolutely predominant. ÉL When you speak of ‘Lacanians’, are you referring to people who have read Lacan?

Our translation. It can be read as a much more situated – which is to say, necessarily false – supplement to Žižek’s reflections in Slavoj Žižek and Glyn Daly, Conversations with Žižek, London, Polity, 2004, pp. 36–9 [eds]. 1 Žižek is referring here to the particular Yugoslavian variant of Communism, which was characterized not by direct repression but by the ‘repressive toleration’ of the Party already criticizing itself. See on this the interview with Žižek and Renata Salecl, ‘Lacan in Slovenia’, Radical Philosophy 58, Summer 1991, pp.

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