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Badiou, Žižek, and political transformations : the cadence of change

Author: Adrian Johnston
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, ©2009.
Series: Northwestern University studies in phenomenology & existential philosophy.
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Alain Badiou and Slavoj Zizek together have emerged as two of Europe's most significant living philosophers. This book examines Badiouian and Zizekian depictions of change, particularly as deployed  Read more...

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Named Person: Alain Badiou; Slavoj Žižek; Alain Badiou; Slavoj Žižek; Alain Badiou; Slavoj Žižek; Alain Badiou; Slavoj Žižek; Alain Badiou; Slavoj Žižek; Alain Badiou; Slavoj Žižek
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Johnston
ISBN: 9780810125698 0810125692 9780810125704 0810125706
OCLC Number: 318428683
Description: xxxii, 277 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the Badiouian-Žižekian politburo : political interventions in the shadow of Lacan --
Alain Badiou : from event to act --
The quick and the dead : Badiou and the split speeds of transformation --
One must have confidence that the other does not exist : select preconditions for events and acts in contemporary circumstances --
Slavoj Žižek : from act to event --
The cynic's fetish : Žižek and the dynamics of belief --
From the spectacular act to the vanishing act : the politics of Lacanian theory --
Appendix A: "Let a thousand flowers bloom!" : some brief remarks on and responses to Žižek's "Badiou: notes from an ongoing debate" --
Appendix B: Slavoj Žižek, "An answer to two questions."
Series Title: Northwestern University studies in phenomenology & existential philosophy.
Responsibility: Adrian Johnston.

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