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Slavoj Žižek

Senior Researcher, Institute for Sociology and Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Žižek, and Pandemic!: COVID-19 Shakes the World.

How I’m So Much Younger Now

I’m getting old – my God, you know.  It’s horrible because I am, in a way, in a good sense, a pathological person, in the sense that for a long […]

We Need Thinking

Slavoj Zizek answers the question, “Do you think science has replaced philosophy in discovering the bigger questions of life?” Philosophy is not dying, he says — in fact, we need […]
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Slavoj Žižek on Buddhism and the Self

The self is a disruptive, false, and, as such, unnecessary metaphor for the process of awareness and knowing: when we awaken to knowing, we realize that all that goes on in us is a flow of “thoughts without a thinker.”