In Defense of Lost Causes

ISBN-10: 1844674290
ISBN-13: 9781844674299
Edition: 2008
Authors: Slavoj Zizek
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 10/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 530
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Introduction
The State of Things
Happiness and Torture in the Atonal World
Human, all too human
The screen of civility
Gift and exchange
Ulysses� realpolitik
The atonal world
Serbsky Institute, Malibu
Poland as a symptom
Happy to torture?
The Family Myth of Ideology
�Capitalist realism�
The production of the couple in Hollywood...
... and out
The real Hollywood left
History and family in Frankenstein
A letter which did arrive at its destination
Radical Intellectuals, or, Why Heidegger Took the Right Step (Albeit in the Wrong Direction) in 1933
Hiding the tree in a forest
A domestication of Neitzsche
Michel Foucault and the Iranian Event
The trouble with Heidegger
Ontological difference
Heidegger�s smoking gun?
Repetition and the New
Heidegger�s to the drive
Heidegger's "divine violence"
Lessons from the Past
Revolutionary Terror from Robespierre to Mao
�What do you want?�
Asserting the inhuman
Transubstantiations of Marxism
The limits of Mao� dialectics
Cultural revolution and power
Stalinism Revisited, or, How Stalin Saved the Humanity of Man
The Stalinist cultural counter-revolution
A letter which did not reach its destination (and therby perhaps saved the world)
Kremlinology
From objective to subjective guilt
Shostakovich in Casablanca
The Stalinist carnival...
... in the films of Sergei Eisenstein
The minimal difference
Why Populism Is (Sometimes) Good Enough in Practice, but Not in Theory
Good enough in practice...
... but not good enough in theory
The �determinig role of the economy�: Marx with Freud
Drawing the line
The act
The Real
The vacuity of the politics of jouissance
What Is to Be Done?
The Crisis of Determinate Negation
The humorous superego...
... and its politics of resistance
�Goodbye Mister Resisting Nomad�
Negri in Davos
Deleuze without Negri
Governance and movements
Alain Badiou, or, the Violence of Subtraction
Materialism, democratic and dialectial
Responses to the Event
Do we need a new world?
The lessons of the Cultural Revolution
Which subtraction?
Give the dictatorship of the proletariat a chance!
Unbehagan in der Natur
Beyond Fukuyama
From fear to trembling
Ecology against nature
The uses and misuses of Hiedegger
What is to be done?
Afterword to the Second Edition: What Is Divine About Divine Violence
Notes
Index

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