Zizek Omnibus / Lacan dot com

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An email today brings news of a wealth of Zizek material on Lacan.com, all of which looks interesting.    Zizek was also on Radio4 yesterday – there is this humorous mention in the introduction the presenter gives to Zizek about how he is so ubiquitous within intellectual life that one academic has proposed starting an ‘anti-Zizek league’ (at the mention of which we hear Zizek, in the background, saying ‘give me his name…’ and the presenter deferring on doing so in public…).  My own reaction to Zizek is curious, since on the one hand I think that there is a tension between the Zizekian/Lacanian philosophical analyses and the Deleuzian/Guattarian analysis around the question of lack and the productive ontological forces, a tension in which I find myself trying to draw on D/G against Z/L, whilst at the same time I am encouraged by the simple fact that Zizek is capable in our contemporary de-politicised and in some respects de-racinated intellectual culture of standing explicitly as a Marxist and as oppositional to capitalism.  It reminds me of times during my active political life (by which I mean, when I was an active member of a revolutionary organisation) when there would be a kind of separation of discursive spaces, such that within a specific space a criticism (sometimes quite violent and extensive) might be raised against another political perspective which would, on no account, be expressed outside that particular space, in the ‘everyday’ world as it were.  To do so would be tantamount to a kind of betrayal and such activity is what is often called ‘sectarianism’, a practice in which the criticism and combat against another group (sect) would become more important that any common goals.  This peculiar practice is still one I find myself engaged in at various points, though I increasingly wonder about its efficacy.  More on that another time perhaps…for now, have a listen to the Slovenian and perhaps spend a little time perusing some of the fascinating resources listed below…

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ZIZEK OMNIBUS

New on lacan dot com

http://www.lacan.com

http://www.lacan.com/lacan1.htm


CENSORSHIP TODAY: VIOLENCE, OR ECOLOGY AS A NEW OPIUM FOR THE MASSES

Part 1 – http://www.lacan.com/zizecology1.htm

Part 2 – http://www.lacan.com/zizecology2.htm


THE LIBERAL UTOPIA

section I: Against the Politics of Jouissancehttp://www.lacan.com/zizliberal.htm

section II: The Market Mechanism for the Race of Devils – http://www.lacan.com/zizliberal2.htm


IDEOLOGY

I. No Man is an Island… – http://www.lacan.com/zizwhiteriot.html

II. Competition is a Sin – http://www.lacan.com/zizdesolationroad.html

III. To Read Too Many Books is Harmful – http://www.lacan.com/zizchemicalbeats.html

ON ALAIN BADIOU AND LOGIQUES DES MONDES

http://www.lacan.com/zizbadman.htm

PHILOSOPHY:

1. Introduction – Spinoza – http://www.lacan.com/zizphilosophy1.htm

2. Kant – Hegel – http://www.lacan.com/zizphilosophy2.htm

3. …and Badiou! – http://www.lacan.com/zizphilosophy3.htm

Leninism Today: Zionism and the Palestinian Question – http://www.lacan.com/zizbarabajal.html

RELIGION:

Cogito, Madness and Religion: Derrida, Foucault and then Lacan – http://www.lacan.com/zizforest.html

Madness and Habit in German Idealism

Discipline between the Two Freedoms: part 1 – http://www.lacan.com/zizdazedandconfused.html

Discipline between the Two Freedoms: part 2 – http://www.lacan.com/zizstairwaytoheaven.html

Only a Suffering God Can Save Us

section 1: Hegel – http://www.lacan.com/zizshadowplay.html

section 2: Kierkegaard – http://www.lacan.com/zizmarqueemoon.html

Radical Evil as a Freudian Category – http://www.lacan.com/zizlovevigilantes.html


Religion between Knowledge and Jouissancehttp://www.lacan.com/zizsmokeonthewater.html

Do We Still Live in a World? – http://www.lacan.com/zizrattlesnakeshake.html

HOW TO READ LACAN

1. Introduction – Bibliography – http://www.lacan.com/zizhowto.html

2. Lacan Confronts the CIA Plot – http://www.lacan.com/zizciap.html

3. Lacan Turns a Prayer Wheel – http://www.lacan.com/zizprayer.html

4. Lacan with Wide Eyes Shut – http://www.lacan.com/zizkubrick.htm

5. Lacan as Viewer of Alien – http://www.lacan.com/zizalien.htm

6. Lacan as Viewer of Casablanca – http://www.lacan.com/zizraphael.htm

7. Lacan Plays with Bobok – http://www.lacan.com/zizbobok.html

8. Lacan as a Reader of Bouyeri – http://www.lacan.com/zizbouyeri.html

Woman is One of the Names-of-the-Father (Lacan’s Formulas on Sexuation) – http://www.lacan.com/zizrwoman.htm

The Most Sublime of Hysterics: Hegel with Lacan – http://www.lacan.com/zizlacan2.htm

Connections of the Freudian Field to Philosophy and Popular Culture – http://www.lacan.com/zizlacan3.htm

Kant and Sade: the Ideal Couple – http://www.lacan.com/zizlacan4.htm

Lacan: at What Point is He Hegelian – http://www.lacan.com/zizlacan1.htm

CINEMA:A Pervert’s Guide to Family – http://www.lacan.com/zizfamily.html

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