In this new book, Slavoj i ek and Glyn Daly engage in a series of entertaining conversations which illustrate the originality of i ek's thinking on psychoanalysis, philosophy, multiculturalism, popular/cyber culture, totalitarianism, ethics and politics. * An excellent introduction to one of the most engaging and controversial cultural theorists writing today. *Zi ek is a Slovenian sociologist who trained as a Lacanian and uses Lacan to analyse popular culture and politics. * Illustrates the originality of i ek's thinking on psychoanalysis, philosophy, multi-culturalism, popular/cyber culture, totalitarianism, ethics and politics. * Provides a unique glimpse of i ek's humour and character and offers new material and fresh perspectives which will be of interest to followers of i ek's writings.
Slavoj Zizek is Professor of Sociology at the Institute for Sociology at Ljubljana University, Slovenia. Glyn Daly is at University College, Northampton.
Introduction. 1. Contexts and horizons: Opening the Space of Philosophy. 2. The Madness of Reason: Encounters of the Real Kind. 3. Subject of Modernity: Virtuality and the Fragility of the Real. 4. Tolerance and the Intolerable: Enjoyment, Ethics and Event. 5. Miracles do happen: Globalization(s) and Politics