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Slavoj Zizek: Philosophy - Key Ideas • Key Ideas • Books: A Summary He was born the only child of middle-class bureaucrats (who hoped he would become an economist) on 21 March 1949 in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and, at that time, part of Yugoslavia. Zizek's interest in the films of Hollywood was matched only by a dislike for the films and, particularly, the literature of his own country. Disappointed by this rejection of his talents, Zizek spent the next couple of years in the professional wilderness, undertaking his National Service in the Yugoslav army, and supporting his wife and son as best he could by occasionally translating German philosophy. . Miller conducted open discussions about Lacan in Paris (and he still does), but he also conducted a more exclusive thirty-student seminar at the Ecole de la Cause Freudienne in which he examined the works of Lacan on a page by page basis. At all stages in Zizek's life, then, we can detect the insistence of a theme. Slavoj Zizek's Bibliography Photo credit: Kate Milford

Slavoj Zizek: 'Now the field is open' - Talk to Al Jazeera From the Middle East to the streets of London and cities across the US there is a discontent with the status quo. Whether it is with the iron grip of entrenched governments or the widening economic divide between the rich and those struggling to get by. But where are those so hungry for change heading? How profound is their long-term vision to transform society? Slovenian-born philosopher Slavoj Zizek, whose critical examination of both capitalism and socialism has made him an internationally recognised intellectual, speaks to Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman about the momentous changes taking place in the global financial and political system. In his distinct and colourful manner, he analyses the Arab Spring, the eurozone crisis, the "Occupy Wall Street" movement and the rise of China. Slavoj Zizek's latest book is Living in the End Times (Verso).

LA PROPRIÉTÉ, L’OS À RONGER DU PAUVRE, par Bertrand Rouziès-Léonardi Billet invité Pour prolonger le débat autour de la notion juridique de propriété, qui a fait vibrer la corde sensible de bien des visiteurs et habitués de ce blog, je vais l’aborder sous l’angle affectif, précisément, parce qu’il me semble que les résistances que rencontre en nous l’éventualité d’une abolition de la propriété s’expliquent par la nature de notre rapport au monde et aux activités qui le transforment. Une petite fille – appelons-la Natacha – aimait les flacons de parfum, leurs bouchons taillés à facettes. Un jour que sa tante s’apprêtait à en jeter un vide, Natacha lui demanda la permission de le garder. Autre scène, extraite cette fois d’une pièce de Jean Genet, Les Paravents (1961). Les orangers brûlent, mais « les choses appartiennent à ceux qui ont su les rendre meilleures ». La propriété n’est pas seulement légitimée en droit, elle l’est aussi en pratique, et c’est là que se trouve le nœud du problème.

Moral Epistemology First published Tue Feb 4, 2003; substantive revision Mon Nov 7, 2011 How is moral knowledge possible? This question is central in moral epistemology and marks a cluster of problems. The most important are the following. Sociological: The best explanation of the depth of moral disagreements and the social diversity that they reflect is one of two things. Arguably, these issues, as central and broad as they are, do not cover all of moral epistemology. First, the entry ignores global skepticism, which doubts the possibility of anyone's having any knowledge at all. Second, in keeping with the last restriction, the entry takes for granted that our capacity to have other kinds of knowledge is not in question. Third, the entry assumes that moral knowledge entails (roughly) justified true moral belief. Fourth, many important epistemological issues arise in the context of considering specific normative theories or types of normative theory. 1. These considerations lead to the following worry.

Rang-Decor {Interior Ideas predominantly Indian} SLAVOJ ZIZEK, God Without the Sacred: The Book of Job, The First Critique of Ideology Kyle Minor The latest installment in the New York Public Library’s Three Faiths Exhibition (some of which is available online here) is a 106 minute lecture by Slavoj Zizek which is among the most plainspoken and accessible Slavoj Zizek lectures I’ve ever heard (click here for the lecture). The St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in New York maintains (or at least used to maintain) the custom of inviting a stranger, often a non-Christian one, to deliver a sermon once each year. (The most famous of these sermons became the centerpiece of Kurt Vonnegut’s Palm Sunday.) It’s a tremendously broadminded idea — if we (whichever idea of “we” with which we’ve identified) are only listening to ourselves and not allowing any outside voices to speak unfiltered from our seat of authority, maybe we’ll miss the opportunity for a course correction as a community.

Slavoj Zizek and Harum Scarum In Gene Nelson's "Harum Scarum" (1965), featuring Elvis Presley as the Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Tyronne, we meet the action movie star travelling through the Orient while promoting his new film, "Sands of the Desert". Upon arrival, however, Elvis Presley/Johnny Tyronne is kidnapped by a gang of assassins led by a temptress "Oriental" named Aishah, who wish to hire him to carry out an assassination. Emboldened by proper "Western virtues", Elvis will do no such thing and manages to sing and dance his way out of the way of the conniving "Orientals". In an interview with Al Jazeera, Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian philosopher, made a rather abrupt staccato observation - a hit-and-run strike worthy of an action hero - very much reminiscent of the fate of Elvis Presley and his Oriental sojourn: What precisely are these "Asian values," when uttered by an Eastern European, we Asians of one sort or another may wonder? Elvis Presley indeed. Zizek's pedigree From Zizek to Levinas to Kant

Netherlands first country in Europe with net neutrality On 8 May 2012 The Netherlands adopted crucial legislation to safeguard an open and secure internet in The Netherlands. It is the first country in Europe to implement net neutrality in the law. In addition, it adopted provisions protecting users against disconnection and wiretapping by providers. Digital rights movement Bits of Freedom calls upon other countries to follow the Dutch example. The net neutrality law prohibits internet providers from interfering with the traffic of their users. In addition, the law includes an anti-wiretapping provision, restricting internetproviders from using invasive wiretapping technologies, such as deep packet inspection (DPI). Moreover, the law includes a provision ensuring that internet providers can only disconnect their users in a very limited set of circumstances. Bits of Freedom, the Dutch digital rights movement which campaigned for these provisions, applauds the new law.

Millî Eğitim Bakanlığı Denklik Yönetmeliği Amaç, Kapsam, Dayanak ve Tanımlar Amaç Madde 1 — (Değişik : 12.8.2009/27317 RG) Bu Yönetmeliğin amacı, yurt dışındaki ilköğretim veya ortaöğretim kurumları ile uluslararası okullarda öğrenim görenlerin denklik işlemlerinin yapılmasına ilişkin iş ve işlemleri düzenlemektir. Kapsam Madde 2 — (Değişik : 12.8.2009/27317 RG) Bu Yönetmelik, yurt dışındaki ilköğretim ve ortaöğretim kurumları ile uluslararası okullarda öğrenim görenlerin denklik işlemi ile ilgili iş ve işlemleri kapsar. Dayanak Madde 3 — (Değişik : 12.8.2009/27317 RG) Bu Yönetmelik, 30/4/1992 tarihli ve 3797 sayılı Millî Eğitim Bakanlığının Teşkilât ve Görevleri Hakkında Kanunun 2 nci ve 8 inci, 5/1/1961 tarihli ve 222 sayılı İlköğretim ve Eğitim Kanununun 4 üncü, 8/2/2007 tarihli ve 5580 sayılı Özel Öğretim Kurumları Kanununun 2 nci ve 5 inci maddeleri ile 27/11/2007 tarihli ve 5718 sayılı Milletlerarası Özel Hukuk ve Usul Hukuku Hakkında Kanunun 4 üncü maddesine dayanılarak hazırlanmıştır. Tanımlar Madde 4 — Bu Yönetmelikte geçen;

Media News and Opinion on The Huffington Post Zizek and Narcissism 1 Madness isn't the Only Option: On Zizek’s Resignation to Narcissistic Politics by William Earnest [This paper is relatively long, 25 pages, and some readers may find it more convenient to download the .pdf file. The paper stands on its own, but will eventually tie in with other work on this site, and I’ve included a link to a short paper on the film “The Wizard of Oz” that illustrates some of the following ideas. I alert the reader to my inclusion of fairly long quotations from the work of others, particularly case descriptions, the longest of which I’ve highlighted in red font so they can be more easily followed. In his writings Zizek addresses an array of themes, and does so with an erudite enthusiasm that is both refreshing and dizzying. In the following I present extended case examples to remedy this lack. Limiting Self-Contentment As a point of departure I begin with a passage in The Ticklish Subject where Zizek does refer to a clinical case. The Kris Case

Jeremy Rifkin | The Foundation on Economic Trends dropping knowledge :: Table of Free Voices International Journal of Žižek Studies Join the IJŽS Facebook group for access to updates, announcements, and discussions. As of October 2011, registered users at IJŽS numbered in excess of 14,000. Whilst this is very good news, the size of this cohort makes direct email announcements impractical. We therefore request, that if at all possible, all users also register with IJŽS on Facebook. This will enable us to provide you with regular updates about the Journal. Launched in January 2007, IJŽS is a peer-reviewed, open access academic journal. With a desire to avoid "how many Žižeks can dance on the head of a pin?" For some, the notion of a journal devoted to the work of a theorist very much alive and intellectually kicking is discombobulating. Žižek is alive, which allows him to answer back. Žižek thus defies easy categorisation but the importance of his contribution to contemporary cultural theory is clear.