Slavoj Žižek





Slavoj Žižek

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in Ljubljana, Slovenia
March 21, 1949

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Slavoj Žižek is a Slovene sociologist, philosopher, and cultural critic.

He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (then part of SFR Yugoslavia). He received a Doctor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Ljubljana and studied psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII with Jacques-Alain Miller and François Regnault. In 1990 he was a candidate with the party Liberal Democracy of Slovenia for Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia (an auxiliary institution, abolished in 1992).

Since 2005, Žižek has been a member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Žižek is well known for his use of the works of 20th century French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan in a new reading of popular culture. He writes on many topics including the Iraq War, f
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Is it selfish to want to be happy? On the contrary, thinksAlain Badiou: happiness is fundamentally egalitarian and to demand it,against its apparent impossibility,is a militant act. The interview below was translated by David Broder; see the original French text here.

(Photo:Badiou at Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, 2014)

What encounters proved most decisive in giving your life...

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“Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire - it tells you how to desire.”
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