The Ticklish Subject

The Ticklish Subject The Absent Centre of Political Ontology - The Essential Zizek

Paperback (01 Jan 2009) | English

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Synopsis

Slavoj Žižek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the "Elvis of cultural theory", and today's most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, literature and jokes-all to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philosophy. His recent films The Pervert's Guide to the Cinema and Žižek! reveal a theorist at the peak of his powers and a skilled communicator. Now Verso is making his classic titles, each of which stand as a core of his ever-expanding life's work, available as new editions. Each is beautifully re-packaged, including new introductions from Žižek himself. Simply put, they are the essential texts for understanding Žižek's thought and thus cornerstones of contemporary philosophy.

The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology: A specter is haunting Western thought, the specter of the Cartesian subject. In this book Slavoj Žižek unearths a subversive core to this elusive specter, and finds within it the indispensable philosophical point of reference for any genuinely emancipatory project.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781844673018
Publisher: Verso Books
Imprint: Verso
Pub date:
DEWEY: 126
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 499
Weight: 572g
Height: 197mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 38mm