Marcus Pound's Žižek: A (Very) Critical Introduction PDF

By Marcus Pound

ISBN-10: 080286001X

ISBN-13: 9780802860019

Slovenian thinker Slavojek is understood for his tremendous tendency to weave jointly theology, psychoanalysis, and politics in a different style to supply lovely remark on modern tradition. Assuming little earlier wisdom of the debatable thinker, Marcus Pound offers a basic creation - the 1st of its sort - to Slavojeks paintings because it relates in particular to theology and spiritual experiences. Pound starts off through exploring Slavojeks history in Lacan and German philosophy. That exploration is by means of a severe engagement of Slavojeks proposal of God, the mechanics of trust, metaphysics of religion, the position of non secular ideology, and why a political act needs to unavoidably think the shape of a non secular act. eventually Pound considers the effect of this philosophers paintings on presently theological notion touching on reward and sacrifice, gender and sexuality, and the politics of inter-religious debate. This creation, even though short, however presents a comprehen-sive account of Slavojeks theological, political, and mental lexicon. kilos paintings the following renders the contours of the philosophers undertaking in transparent, obtainable phrases, ideal for any pupil of philosophy.

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67, p. 3. 5· "What is stated from a science never puts in question what it was before the knowledge emerged. 68, p. 4· 6. Kant first used the term to describe the branch of natural theolog y that employed the ontological argument as proof of God's existence, in Immanuel Kant, Critique ofPure Reason, trans. J. M. D. Meiklejohn (London: Everyman, 1993), A632/B66o. See also John Marenbo�. ''Aquinas, Radical Orthodoxy and the Importance of Truth; in Deconstructing Radical Orthodoxy: Postmodern Theology, Rhetoric, and Truth, ed.

Roudinesco, "Psychoanalysis and Homosexuality : Reflections on the Perverse De­ sire, Insult and the Paternal Function;' journal of European Psychoanalysis, no. htm (accessed August 19, 2007). 37· Paul Roazen, "Lacan's First Disciple;' journal ofReligious Health 4 (1996): 321-36, 324. 38. Roazen, "Lacan's First Disciple;' p. 328. 15 I NT RODUCT I ON Moreover, we learn in "Science and Truth" (E, 726-46), which was written between 1965 and 1966, something of his Catholicism. Here, in the words of Miller, Lacan "makes a sarcastic critique of Ecumenism which was de rigueur in the Catholic Church at the time and was part of aggiornamento:' 39 From this we learn two things.

To establish my argument, and develop it, I refer to the work of Rene Girard. Girard Few anthropologists/theologians have done as much to clarify the dis­ tinction between a sacrificial economy of violence and one of peaceable difference as Rene Girard. Indeed, Zizek not only credits Girard with pro­ viding the paradigmatic account of sacrificial logic (EYS, 73), but he also directly attributes his own reading of Job to Girard: "We can follow Rene Girard - it was precisely for this reason that we encounter in the Jewish religion the first appearance of a subject who resists assuming the role of a scapegoat/victim: Job.

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