Posts Tagged ‘ Slavoj Žižek ’

Zero Squared #95: Žižek and the Double Blackmail

Jan 11th, 2017 | By

Slavoj Žižek is the guest this week as we discuss the flak he’s received for a few of his Lacanian interventions into politics recently, Marx’s Labor Theory of Value, and his most current book Against the Double Blackmail. “[A]n urgent and entertaining diagnosis of the ongoing refugee crisis and global terror threat, highlighting the glaring

[continue reading…]



Inside Zero Books #5: Žižek’s Parmenides

Oct 1st, 2016 | By

Early in Žižek’s book Less Than Nothing the popular philosopher turns to Parmenides in an effort to resuscitate both Plato and Descartes and thwart the trend of twentieth-century anti-Platonism, a trend which Žižek’s friend Badiou claims took six basic forms: Vitalist, Empiricist, Marxist, Existentialist, Christian, Heideggerian, and Democratic. Each of these is worth examining and

[continue reading…]



Excerpt from Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher, published by Zero Books

Sep 19th, 2012 | By

What if you held a protest and everyone came? In the cases of gangster rap and Ellroy, capitalist realism takes the form of a kind of super-identification with capital at its most pitilessly predatory, but this need not be the case. In fact, capitalist realism is very far from precluding a certain anti capitalism. After

[continue reading…]



The Open Space of the Future – Liam Sprod

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

From guest blogger and Zero Book author Liam Sprod Slavoj Žižek’s new book The Year of Dreaming Dangerously[1] will be out this year and already the final chapter ‘Signs from the Future’ is available[2].  Here Žižek diagnoses the problem of Marx and twentieth century Marxism as being too futural and thus sliding into an apocalyptic

[continue reading…]