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World Thinkers 2014: Slavoj Žižek

Philosopher, Slovenia

By Prospect Team  

Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher. He first came to attention in the west with the publication in 1989 of The Sublime Object of Ideology, and has since become famous for his charismatic personality and his work which fuses complex continental philosophy with pop culture in books such as Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan… But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock. Since the financial crisis he has gained prominence as a Marxist critic of capitalism. “I am convinced of my proper grasp of some Lacanian concept,” Zizek writes, “only when I can…

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