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Event by Slavoj Zizek
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Aug 26, 2014 | ISBN 9781612194110

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“‘The biggest event of the year!’ ‘Don’t miss this event!’ There is a part of all of us that perks up at the mention of an ‘event.’ I am very curious about the philosophical analysis of events (what is an event, really?) and their role in our modern lives, and I can’t wait to dive into this quick read.”
Barnes & Noble Book Blog

“The giant of Ljubljana provides the best intellectual high since Anti-Oedipus.”
The Village Voice

“The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in many decades.”
Terry Eagleton

“Unafraid of confrontation and with a near limitless grasp of pop symbolism.”
The Times

“Žižek is a thinker who regards nothing as outside his field: the result is deeply interesting and provocative.”

“Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation.”
The New Yorker

Table Of Contents


All Aboard: Event In Transit

Stop 1: Framing, Reframing, Enframing

Stop 2: Felix Culpa

Stop 3: Buddhism Naturalized

Stop 4: The Three Events Of Philosophy

Connection 4.1: Truth Hurts

Connection 4.2: The Evental Self

Connection 4.3: La vérité surgit de la méprise

Stop 5: The Three Events Of Psychoanalysis

Connection 5.1: The Real: Confronting The Thing

Connection 5.2: The Symbolic: The New Harmony

Connection 5.3: The Imaginary: The Three Splashes

Stop 6: The Undoing Of An Event

Final Destination: ‘Nota Bene!’

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