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  • Paperback
  • 171 pages
  • Slavoj Žižek: A Critical Introduction (Modern European Thinkers)
  • Ian Parker
  • English
  • 09 October 2018
  • 0745320716

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    In the Introduction, Ian Parker, as a way to portray the typical Slovenian philosopher, quotes an ex German Democratic Republic joke, i ek usually tells the audiences A German worker gets a job in Siberia Aware how all mail will be read by censors he tells his friends Let s establish a code If a letter you will get from me is written in ordinary blue ink it is true If is it written in red ink it is false After a month his friends get the first letter from Siberia written in blue ink In the Introduction, Ian Parker, as a way to portray the typical Slovenian philosopher, quotes an ex German Democratic Republic joke, i ek usually tells the audiences A German worker gets a job in Siberia Aware how all mail will be read by censors he tells his friends Let s establish a code If a letter you will get from me is written in ordinary blue ink it is true If is it written in red ink it is false After a month his friends get the first letter from Siberia written in blue ink where they are able to read Everything is wonderful here in Siberia Stores are full Food is abundant Apartments are large, properly heated Movie theatres show western movies There are many beautiful girls ready for an affair The only thing unavailable in stores is red ink.Yes, what TRUTH can you possibly extract from the previous joke Let s just suppose his fellows had received this letter press on the text for a better reading Ian Parker is quite adamant on telling us i ek is not a Marxist Do you believe him both Slovenia has, however, a reputation disproportionately large for its size when it comes to the world of ideas This state of affairs is due to the work of Slavoj Zizek, a fifty four year old Lacanian Marxist philosopher from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia Zizek, who has been translated intothan twenty languages, has written books on subjects as wide ranging as Hitchcock, Lenin, opera, and the terrorist attacks of September 11th In the fifteen years since he started publishing in English, Zizek has established himself as a thinker whose views are worth paying attention to if not always taking seriously, since always to take Slavoj Zizek seriously would be to make a category mistake You probably saw the movie Minority Report in which people are arrested before they commit the crime, he said Why does this sound familiar This is the new model for international relations The NYer, How a philosopher from Slovenia became an international star by Rebecca Mead Lenin s legacy, to be reinvented today, is the politics of truth Slavoj i eki ek is the Yugoslav born to communist parents intellectual who started by studying and getting a degree in Sociology and Philosophy, yet, the then authorities looked at his academic work as ideologically unsuited He then got into German translation work The philosopher experienced the life in Yugoslavia, and, most relevant, the disintegration of the self managed socialist nation brotherhood Slovenia was the first nation to become independent i ek knew what dissent was Later on, after meeting with French intellectuals especially with the work of Jacques Lacan , he would become the president of the Society of Theoretical Psychoanalysis In our days he s a communist with conviction, but also an atheist who thinks churches should be turned into grain silos and palaces of culture No doubts, he s the Lacanian soldier, a sort of apostle of the antagonism of the Left Recently I have watched the debate between i ek and the British novelist and polemicist Will Self The latter insisted many times on requesting the philosopher s plan of action yet, Zizek gave no plan, albeit he conceded with the Self s expression violence is on the table In that debate, i ek said he was not for Grexit, nor for Chavez, though he admired Evo Morales vice in Bolivia, for his rationality In the US, he endorsed Bernie Sanders Will Self, was especially critical on Lacan whose sole great contribution was to lengthen psychoanalysis sessions to getmoney Truly, for me i ek the idealist , on October the 2nd, 2011, has participated in Australia in a conference named Let us be realistic and demand the impossible communism You figure.The present book is good in showing the biographical trajectory of the Yugoslavian writer, and clarifying his positions in regards to being an Hegelian and a Lacanian Maybe due to a certain sense of admiration, Ian Parker lets it escape the contradictory aspects of i ek Parker though, circumvents it easily, by suggesting the apparently willful contradictions are integral part of the philosopher s work Still, some true communists are very critical on i ek The last part of the book is dedicated to the cultural approach of the Slovenian writer And here I see some good insights when you read i ek on films, and ideology and commodities such as Kinder chocolates, or coffee from Starbucks You may laugh a lot from his jokes complicated communist as some say.P.S Back to our previous joke, it seems that the above German friends got this message during the perestroika and glasnost times press on text for better reading UPDATEZizek cannot stop dreaming about a communist society Maybe the Coronavirus will help Even the reinvention of communism.https www.rt.com op ed 481831 coronMaybe not


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    So you re a terminally online millenial zoomer who wants to be cool and bandy around Zizek like you see all those elite whitepilled chads you see But there s one problem you re kinda dumb and haven t read any of the works that Zizek is working off of Fear not, Springer is here for you, as ever I read this years ago before my true deep dive into the Western Canon and dear god am I glad I did as opposed to reading The Sublime Object of Ideology or whatever Like it or not, Zizek is a titanic i So you re a terminally online millenial zoomer who wants to be cool and bandy around Zizek like you see all those elite whitepilled chads you see But there s one problem you re kinda dumb and haven t read any of the works that Zizek is working off of Fear not, Springer is here for you, as ever I read this years ago before my true deep dive into the Western Canon and dear god am I glad I did as opposed to reading The Sublime Object of Ideology or whatever Like it or not, Zizek is a titanic influence on contemporary discourse and like all great thinkers must be treated within the historical context of their arising Zizek himself would agree with this statement Parker does an admirable job of demystifying and contextualizing Zizek iconoclastic writings When dealing with a writer who is intentional obtuse as a methodology, I think Parker did as good of a job as is possible in explicating what s going on behind the slavic mutter This writing opened up the ground of the western canon for me in a way nothing had previously, it allowed me first access into the fractal of Western Phil.I m only rating it three stars because it shouldn t have to exist


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    Well structured Pretty catty More ironic and right than it is helpful


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    I personally would call this an analysis of i ek and his work, rather than an explicit introduction to it as such Primarily because the concepts that are tackled do not get defined and explained at an elementary level for the neophyte That is to say, if you do not have a basic knowledge of especially Hegel and Marx, you may be reaching for your encyclopedia or searching the internet to supplement and follow the text Having said that, this is an excellent guide to i ek s thought Parker is b I personally would call this an analysis of i ek and his work, rather than an explicit introduction to it as such Primarily because the concepts that are tackled do not get defined and explained at an elementary level for the neophyte That is to say, if you do not have a basic knowledge of especially Hegel and Marx, you may be reaching for your encyclopedia or searching the internet to supplement and follow the text Having said that, this is an excellent guide to i ek s thought Parker is both critical as the title suggests of i ek but at the same time shows a tender kind of solidarity with him The book has a clear logic to it first i ek s background in Slovenia, then his reading of Hegel, followed by Lacan and then Marx The final chapter on the cultural aspect of his work is the most engaging in my opinion, and finally gives body to some of the criticisms of i ek s approach that had already been alluded to in previous chapters This final chapter also speculates as to what i ek is doing why the peculiar combination of theories Hegel Lacan Marx interspersed sporadically in his often erratic text It is definitely worth the read if only to find out what Parker s take on these questions is


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    A first rate introduction to the work of Zizek, acknowledging the real scope of his influences The chapter breakdown helps any new student to Zizek s ideas, and offers good detail and insights for the readerfamiliar with Zizek s work The final section, which addresses Zizek s critics, is a little narrow in scope in that it only looks at those who accept Zizek s terms of debate taking Zizek at his word , but Parker doesn t hesitate to disagree forcefully and sometimes even fundamentall A first rate introduction to the work of Zizek, acknowledging the real scope of his influences The chapter breakdown helps any new student to Zizek s ideas, and offers good detail and insights for the readerfamiliar with Zizek s work The final section, which addresses Zizek s critics, is a little narrow in scope in that it only looks at those who accept Zizek s terms of debate taking Zizek at his word , but Parker doesn t hesitate to disagree forcefully and sometimes even fundamentally from Zizek s thinking

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