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By Slavoj Žižek

Author note: Yong-june Park (Editor)
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Where are we at the present time and what's to be performed?

Slavoj Žižek ponders those questions during this special and well timed ebook; in keeping with stay interviews, the booklet captures Žižek at his irrepressible most sensible, elucidating such issues because the uprisings of the Arab Spring, the worldwide monetary situation, populism in Latin the USA, the increase of China or even the riddle of North Korea. Žižek dazzles readers together with his analyses of Hollywood motion pictures, Venezuelan police studies, Swedish crime fiction and masses else. anyplace the dialog turns, his vigorous brain illuminates unforeseen horizons.

While reading our current predicaments, Žižek additionally explores percentages for swap. what kind of society is worthy striving for? Why is it tough to visualize replacement social and political preparations? What are the bases for desire? A key legal responsibility in our bothered instances, argues Žižek, is to dare to invite primary questions: we needs to mirror and theorize anew, and continuously be ready to reconsider and redefine the boundaries of the possible.

These unique and compelling conversations provide an enticing and available creation to 1 of an important thinkers of our time.

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Demanding the Impossible

Writer word: Yong-june Park (Editor)
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Where are we at the present time and what's to be performed?

Slavoj Žižek ponders those questions during this distinctive and well timed booklet; in line with reside interviews, the e-book captures Žižek at his irrepressible most sensible, elucidating such issues because the uprisings of the Arab Spring, the worldwide monetary main issue, populism in Latin the USA, the increase of China or even the riddle of North Korea. Žižek dazzles readers along with his analyses of Hollywood motion pictures, Venezuelan police experiences, Swedish crime fiction and masses else. at any place the dialog turns, his vigorous brain illuminates unforeseen horizons.

While studying our current predicaments, Žižek additionally explores percentages for swap. what kind of society is worthy striving for? Why is it tricky to visualize replacement social and political preparations? What are the bases for desire? A key legal responsibility in our occasions, argues Žižek, is to dare to invite primary questions: we needs to mirror and theorize anew, and continuously be ready to reconsider and redefine the bounds of the possible.

These unique and compelling conversations supply an interesting and available advent to at least one of crucial thinkers of our time.

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It is for this reason that the notion of a desire for money can serve as an Archimedean point for a multi­dimensional shift in our conception of the economy. The theoretical implications run much deeper than the nature of money. They also affect our concept of commodities, private property, economic action, the historicity of the economy, and more. Ontology: The Specter of Greed 16 This chapter explores the reasons for this oversight and many of its implications. It shows how the basic tenets of the economic worldview exclude the possibility of conceiving of money as an object of desire.

One can put diamonds on any object. 3 Of course, the point is that such a precise measure of accuracy—an error of less than one second over a period of twenty-four hours—is something that the watch owner cannot experience concretely. This level of accuracy stretches the logic of luxury to an extreme; this luxuriousness is in contrast to the thingness of things, to the possessor’s immediate experience. In a sense, we see here Marx’s distinction between things and money enfolded into the thing itself: a thing may be desired as money insofar as its thingness is somehow cancelled.

More than a grain of truth is encoded in the myth. First, it sets an opposition between greed and mundane wishes for things and makes greed Ontology: The Specter of Greed 24 c­ onditional on the annulment of wishes for things (even a simple enjoyment of breakfast becomes impossible for Midas). But second, and more importantly, what the myth reveals is that the desire for money, in its pure form, can take effect only when it is transferred to the object. Midas reveals the true nature of his wish only when it confronts him as an animate, external object that threatens his very existence.

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