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Slavoj Žižek â 4 Free read Read & Download × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Slavoj Žižek review The Courage of Hopelessness Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously The maverick philosopher returns to explore today's idealogical political and economic battles and asks whether radical change is possibleIn these troubled times even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that that there is light at the end of the tunnelYet argues Slavoj Žižek it is only when we have admit to ourselves that our situation is completely hopeless that the light at the end of the tunnel is in fact the headlight of a train approach. This book follows the typical format for any of Zizek s minor works start with a clear introduction of the intent behind the book in this case it is Zizek s responses to the major criticisms of his views over the last year explain clearly how the book will be divided into sections and sub sections to explore the arguments systematically finally sack it all off and start gluing ideas together in a patchwork of weirdness and rhetorical uestionsI admit I love him but there s always a slight disappointment when you reach the midpoint and find that he s back to repeating himself jumping erratically between news items and Lacanian readings of movies then throwing in a few assertions to make it seem like a point has been made It s only disappointing because when he s on form he s really really on form When this book is good it s damn good His usual criticisms of left liberalism are as biting as ever and he never shies away from asking painful uestions to even the heartiest of his supporters forcing them to turn their critical gaze back upon their own actions or inaction as it may be However too many of his bigger points on political correctness for example are just based upon anecdotes surrounding a friend of mine from or some asserted piece of Lacanian logic And I say this as a fan There is also too much explanation of what he isn t saying rather than what he is and even then he seems to flip back and forth between I m not saying we should do nothing and sometimes the most radical thing is to do nothing followed by we must go away and learn learn learn and but I am not saying we should ignore the very real struggles of others I don t expect concrete solutions but I d at least like to not have to deduce what he s saying via negativa like a game of Lacano Marxist bingoAnyway I enjoyed it nonetheless and await his big book on Lenin as he may get back to doing his big theory I ve not been as enad with his last two books as I have been with some of the classics Over saturation may be a problem

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Slavoj Žižek â 4 Free read Read & Download × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Slavoj Žižek review The Courage of Hopelessness Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously Ing us from the opposite direction that fundamental change can be brought aboutSurveying the various challenges in the world today from mass migration and geopolitical tensions to terrorism the explosion of rightist populism and the emergence of new radical politics all of which in their own way express the impasses of global capitalism Žižek explores whether there still remains the possibility for genuine change Today he proposes the only true uestion isor should be this do we endorse the predominant acceptance of. I honestly thought I d sworn off reading these Popular Audience Zizek books Fail Got to remember to stick only to the theoretical and philosophical works I mean these little books are perfectly fine but I ve read them enough like back in the day when I got from Chomsky about as much as I needed I mean political discussion that does not have at least one of these two figures as touchstone simply won t likely get off the ground If you re interested in emancipatory politics If you re not you re not on the Left And we know how well the Middle and the Right are working out Let s finally give the Left a try ehAt any rate here are some titles if you want to read the serious Zizek The Sublime Object of IdeologyTarrying with the Negative Kant Hegel and the Critiue of IdeologyThe Metastases of Enjoyment On Women and CasualityThe Indivisible Remainder On Schelling and Related MattersThe Plague of FantasiesThe Ticklish Subject The Absent Centre of Political OntologyThe Fragile Absolute Or Why Is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting ForThe Parallax ViewIn Defense of Lost CausesLiving in the End TimesLess Than Nothing Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical MaterialismOr just that last one and the Schelling one But maybe just rather these Popular books That s fine too But personally I should be a bit disciplinedhttpswwwyoutubecomwatchvHRcg

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Slavoj Žižek â 4 Free read Read & Download × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Slavoj Žižek review The Courage of Hopelessness Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously Capitalism as fact of human nature or does today's capitalism contain strong enough antagonisms to prevent its infinite reproduction Can we he asks move beyond the failure of socialism and beyond the current wave of populist rage and initiate radical change before the train hits'Žižek is a thinker who regards nothing as outside his field the result is deeply interesting and provocative' Guardian 'Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized and is master of the counterintuitive observation' New Yorker. Though I continue to find Hegel to be an utterly ridiculous thinker representing far better than anybody else the futility and absurdity of philosophical projects I continue to read almost all of the major works of Slavoj i ek certainly that particular German Idealist s best known contemporary adherent I have always been far amenable to Lacan but let s leave that aside for the time being Why do I keep coming back to i ek Why indeed did I get get so much pleasure out of reading ABSOLUTE RECOIL the last major i ek I read and as thoroughly Hegelian an investigation as he has ever dispatched A lot of it has to do with the ualities i ek possesses as a writer and rhetorician It might be overstating it marginally to call i ek accessible but there is no denying that his thought process lends itself to a fluid playful and often amusing mode of address While it might be wrong to say he is easy to read he certainly is fun to read and this distinguishes him from nearly everybody else in his field I have been reading i ek seriously and regularly since the dawn of the twenty first century even though our theoretical pedigree could hardly be different and we conceptualize our worlds very differently I know well that i ek would criticize me the same way he criticizes people like Judith Butler or Deleuze and Guattari he would say that what is supposedly radical about my way of thinking and living in fact totally plays into commodity culture consumerism and global capitalism Well fair enough He wouldn t be wrong I m not losing sleep over it THE COURAGE OF HOPELESSNESS appearing as it did in 2017 would seem to appear at a decisive even critical historical moment If you want long riffs on dialectics ua dialectics and the negation of negation this will not be the book for you This is all hands on deck critical theory addressing the lay of the multi centric global land We probably all know that irony is a major weapon in i ek s arsenal How serious is he about hopelessness as courage Well i ek isn t one bit hopeless than he has ever been and the hopeless situation probably isn t ACTUALLY any hopeless than it has ever been which is to say almost completely hopeless In the book s Introduction i ek appropriates Girogio Agamben s statement that thought is the courage of hopelessness i ek goes on to bemoan how these days even the most pessimistic diagnosis as a rule finishes with an uplifting hint of some version of the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel i ek suggests that the light at the end of the tunnel represents theoretical cowardice perhaps the light is another train heading straight at us etc i ek warns that this book will be a dark one appropriate for dark times But the thing is THE COURAGE OF HOPELESSNESS is guilty of precisely the form of theoretical cowardice it upbraids A variation on the expression courage of hopelessness returns in the book s conclusion once we embrace the courage that comes with hopelessness we should embark on the long and difficult work of changing the coordinates of the entire situation Which is to say err there may be light at the end of the tunnel i ek s fundamental political outlook has never changed He believes in class struggle the need for universal emancipatory values and some yet to be either theorized or actualized form of communism This is still his light at the end of the tunnel It is not only vague but pretty clearly a pipe dream So what does i ek offer us that is of use He thinks the system thinks the territory He is a peerless and inexhaustible critic clinician At a time when the level of popular discourse has degenerated to such a dire extreme it is revivifying to encounter someone doing adeuate justice to current geopolitics and the concurrent mystifications of ideology THE COURAGE OF HOPELESSNESS looks at banking and exploitation Greek resistance to Brussels and austerity Chinese authoritarian capitalism and other diverse political structures that adapt themselves to global capitalism Islam fundamentalist and not PC culture and populist rage as two sides of the same coin i ek sees the PC policing of language as little than an attempt to neutralize intractable immanent antagonisms The contemporary arena becomes one of ethico politcal fiasco This is the fundamental Hegelian core of i ek reverse engineering back to basic antagonisms And what of universal values The terrain is variegated and messy Progressive western values are often seen as an extension of neocolonial power The world is populated by disparate and innately antagonistic social models For i ek the fundamental antagonism will always be class struggle stop calling him a class essentialist he pleads though that is what he is He has obviously been attacked for saying that in 2016 Donald Trump was a better choice than Hilary Clinton He has been accused of being an accelerationist This isn t exactly correct i ek doesn t see Populist Rightism unspeakably vile though it is as an alternative to neoliberalism but rather as a dire symptom of it What Trump brings with him is the sense that an urgent situation is in fact urgent and hopefully the realization that new forms of political organization are now critical The threat with the status uo was that we were going to continue marching calmly toward catastrophe It is not that the collapse of global capitalism will be accelerated but rather that the reality of crisis becomes impossible to ignore Most of the philosophical or critical theory type texts I have read since I last read i ek were books that would have been easy to break down into fairly short lists of pertinent bullet points If you break THE COURAGE OF HOPELESSNESS down into bullet points you will have a very long list indeed and it will lack straightforward linearity Again the pleasure of reading i ek is following his thinking hither and thither across a rich and populated topography We find ourselves at a point in history where we are desperate to make sense of things i ek if we simply see him as the critic clinician has never been vital Hope Hopelessness You don t necessarily have to be committed to one or the other to find much of value here And do you want to know what i ek s real secret of secrets is The man is driven be pure jouissance and passion for his work It is indelible


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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • The Courage of Hopelessness Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously
  • Slavoj Žižek
  • English
  • 09 April 2019
  • 9780241305577