The ticklish subject : the absent centre of political ontology /
201201t20081999enk b 001 0 eng d
|a9781844673018 : |cNT529 (pbk.)
|aThe ticklish subject : |bthe absent centre of political ontology / |cSlavoj Žižek.
|aabsent centre of political ontology
|aLondon ; |aBrooklyn, NY : |bVerso, |c2008.
|axxviii, 499 p. ; |c20 cm.
|aThe essential Žižek
|aReissued with a new preface by the author - Main text originally published: 1999.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aWhy Lacan is not a heideggerian ---- Introduction: A Spectre Is Haunting Western Academia ---- PART I. The 'Night of the World'. 1. The Deadlock of Transcendental Imagination, or, Martin Heidegger as a Reader of Kant --- 2. The Hegelian Ticklish subject ---- PART II. The Split Universality. 3. The Politics of Truth, or, Alain Badiou as a Reader of St Paul --- 4. Political Subjectivization and Its Vicissitudes ---- PART III. From Subjection to Subjective Destitution. 1. Passionate [dis] attachments, or, Judith Butler as a reader of Freud --- 2. WhitherOedipus?
|aThe Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology: A specter is haunting Western thought, the specter of the Cartesian subject. In this book Slavoj Žižek unearths a subversive core to this elusive specter, and finds within it the indispensable philosophical point of reference for any genuinely emancipatory project.
Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Žižek, and many more.