Slavoj Zizek

Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian sociologist, postmodern philosopher, and cultural critic. In 1990 he ran for Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia and is currently the international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.

Books by Slavoj Zizek

In Defense of Lost Causes

Published: June 2017

Acclaimed, adrenalin-fuelled manifesto for universal values by the renowned philosopher.

Absolute Recoil

Published: December 2015

Zizek's philosophical masterwork, now out in paperback

Absolute Recoil

Published: November 2014

The new masterwork from the rock-star of philosophy!

Comradely Greetings

Published: September 2014

The fascinating letters between Nadya from Pussy Riot, locked up in a Siberian labour camp, and rock star philosopher Slavoj Zizek

Living in the End Times

Published: April 2011

Zizek analyzes the end of the world at the hands of the 'four riders of the apocalypse.'

Mythology, Madness, and Laughter

Published: October 2009

A hugely important book that rediscovers three crucial, but long overlooked themes in German idealism: mythology, madness and laughter.

First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Published: October 2009

From the tragedy of 9/11 to the farce of the financial meltdown


Published: February 2009

'The Elvis of cultural theory' confirms his status as the most exciting philosopher in recent history as he explores the nature of violence in typically controversial style.

Violence (Big Ideas)

Published: March 2008

Intellectual icon and enfant terrible, Slavoj Zizek, examines the hidden causes of violence.

How to Read Lacan

Published: December 2006

Is psychoanalysis dead or are we to read frequent attacks on its theoretical 'mistakes' and clinical 'frauds' as a proof of its vitality?

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