FOR TODAY… PLATO! / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (11)

YouTube: For Today... Plato! / Playlist In this masterclass we are focusing on a way in which Žižek attempts to revive Plato for the 21st century. Starting with the fact that in order to revive Plato in the 21st century, we have to confront the fact that Plato was negated in the 20th century.  20th … Continue reading FOR TODAY… PLATO! / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (11)

TROIKA OF THE REAL / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (10)

YouTube: Troika of the Real / Playlist In this masterclass on Žižek's philosophy we will be covering the "Troika of the Real". What is referred to as the Troika of the Real, is the type of intellectual triad formed by the Slovenian psychoanalytic group, which includes Slavoj Žižek, Alenka Zupančič, and Mladen Dolar.  Each of … Continue reading TROIKA OF THE REAL / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (10)

JACQUES LACAN / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (9)

YouTube: Jacques Lacan / Playlist In the ninth masterclass on Žižek's philosophy we will be focusing one of Žižek's core theoretical figures: Jacques Lacan. For Žižek, he sees psychoanalysis as a 20th century form of knowledge that helps us to bridge with what emerged in German Idealism in the 19th century.  This is achieved because, … Continue reading JACQUES LACAN / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (9)

21ST CENTURY HEGEL / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (8)

YouTube: 21st Century Hegel / Playlist In the eighth masterclass on Žižek's philosophy we are going to be focusing on the 21st century meaning of Hegelian philosophy. The central dimension of 21st century Hegel means being able to think the relationship between epistemology and ontology.  Another way of saying this is that Hegelian philosophy asks … Continue reading 21ST CENTURY HEGEL / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (8)

QUARTET OF GERMAN IDEALISM / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (7)

YouTube: Quartet of German Idealism / Playlist In this seventh masterclass on Žižek's philosophy we are focusing on the quartet of German Idealism. Žižek builds his entire philosophical program on what happens in-between the emergence of Immanuel Kant and Georg Hegel.  This moves temporally from Kant to Fichte to Schelling to Hegel; and Žižek refers … Continue reading QUARTET OF GERMAN IDEALISM / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (7)

CONTEMPORARY KNOWLEDGE / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (6)

YouTube: Contemporary Knowledge / Playlist Welcome to the sixth masterclass focused on Slavoj Žižek's philosophy.  We will be analysing contemporary knowledge. The first thing we can say about Žižek's interpretation of contemporary knowledge is that it is conceived in the form of a quadratic negation.  What this means is that Žižek identifies four distinct types … Continue reading CONTEMPORARY KNOWLEDGE / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (6)

DEATH DRIVE / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (5)

YouTube: Death Drive / Playlist Welcome to the fifth masterclass on Slavoj Žižek's philosophy.  This article focuses on the death drive. For Žižek, the death drive is a fundamental principle.  This fundamental principle is against many other fundamental principles from spirituality or psychology or religion, as we will approach below.  The most important dimension is … Continue reading DEATH DRIVE / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (5)

LESS THAN NOTHING / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (4)

YouTube: Less Than Nothing / Playlist Welcome to the fourth masterclass on Žižek's work, focused on the concept of "less than nothing".  Less than nothing is the central concept of his first master work, Less Than Nothing. In terms of less than nothing, Žižek is using this concept to approach the classical metaphysical question of … Continue reading LESS THAN NOTHING / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (4)

EPPUR SI MUOVE / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (3)

YouTube: Eppur Si Muove / Playlist This third masterclass focused on Žižek's philosophy approaches the concept eppur si muove, or "and yet it moves".  Eppur si muove is a central concept that appears in the introduction of Less Than Nothing.  It refers to a fundamental motion of language, or a motion of the symbolic order. … Continue reading EPPUR SI MUOVE / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (3)

THE OTHER / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (2)

YouTube: The Other / Playlist Welcome to the second masterclass focused on the foundations of Slavoj Žižek's philosophy.  This article focuses on the concept of the "Other". The Other appears in Žižek's work as foundational and absolutely necessary to understand in order to grasp his system as a whole.  The first thing to know about … Continue reading THE OTHER / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (2)