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In defense of lost causes

Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2008.
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Is global emancipation a lost cause? Are universal values outdated relics of an earlier age? In the postmodern world, ideologies of all kinds have been cast in doubt. In this combative new work, renowned theorist Slavoj Žižek takes on the reigning postmodern agenda with a manifesto for several 'lost causes'.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Slavoj Žižek
ISBN: 9781844671083 1844671089
OCLC Number: 75713935
Description: 504 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Causa locuta, Roma finita --
Pt. 1, The state of things. Happiness and torture in the atonal world ; The family myth of ideology ; Radical intellectuals, or, Why Heidegger took the right step (albeit in the wrong direction) in 1933 --
Pt. 2, Lessons from the past. Revolutionary terror from Robespierre to Mao ; Stalinism revisited, or, How Stalin saved the humanity of man ; Why populism is (sometimes) good enough in practice, but not in theory --
Pt. 3, What is to be done? The crisis of determinate negation --
Alain Badiou, or, The violence of subtraction --
Unbehagen in der Natur.
Responsibility: Slavoj Žižek.

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From a provocative redemption of Heidegger's engagement with the Third Reich as "a right step in the wrong direction," to reasserting class struggle as the reality of global capitalism, to a defense  Read more...

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"The giant of Ljubljana provides the best intellectual high since Anti-Oedipus." Village Voice "Zizek leaves no social or natural phenomenon untheorized, and is a master of the counterintuitive Read more...

 
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