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International Journal of Žižek Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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International Journal of Žižek Studies
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  • A Return to a Politics of Over-Identification'

    • Authors: Timothy Bryar
      Abstract: The politics of Slavoj Zizek has been attracting greater attention in recent times, particularly as a result of some of his recent public commentary key contemporary political issues, such as the Occupy Movement, the election of Donald Trump, and the Greek referendum. Zizek has advocated a range of political strategies in the course of his writings, including ‘over-identification’. However, while the strategy of over-identification appears to have given way to a preference for the Lacanian Act, subtraction and Bartleby politics, the paper examines whether Zizek’s recent public interventions signal a return to his politics of over-identification. First, the paper briefly examines the underlying theory behind a politics of identification and how Zizek conceives it. The paper then turns to three events – Wikileaks, the election of Trump, and Trumps withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change – to examine the application of a politics of over-identification to contemporary political issues. The paper includes by highlighting further key points in Zizek’s theoretical edifice that reinforce the relevance and applicability of his politics to contemporary issues.  
      PubDate: 2018-05-10
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
  • Without Sex: An Appraisal of Žižek’s Posthumanism

    • Authors: Jan Gresil de los Santos Kahambing
      Abstract: In this paper, I assess Žižek’s article “No Sex, Please, We’re Post-human!” as a provocative injunction to signal the posthuman ecstasy and deterrence. I seek to expose, rather than express, Žižek’s posthumanist perspective as a paradoxical intertwining of different aspects of perspectivizing a post-human being from the view of the end of sexuality – the background that informs a posthuman future. Žižek’s eluding the subject’s confrontation with the question of sexual difference to the apex of the genome project touches the delicate coalescing of the notions of ‘objectivity and subjectivity’ and ‘virtuality and reality’ in the fate of the body. Ultimately, he renders this inception of this tarrying as a traumatic encounter that informs us of the existential birthright of a true posthuman.
      PubDate: 2018-05-10
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
  • Genesis: traversing the Correlation

    • Authors: rich david miller
      Abstract: “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep”  Genesis This article examines the problem of belief as it relates to radical negativity and as such engages with two positions in regard to the Real of the void. The first, drawing from speculative realism seeks to conceptualise this void in positive terms, as something that can be reached and in a sense overcome. The second, Hegelian account, by contrast, situates the void as something inherent to the very coordinates of reality and being itself. As such the following discussion specifically examines the status of objective reality within the continental philosophical paradigm 
      PubDate: 2018-05-10
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
  • Žižek and Lacanian Henology—With a “Silent

    • Authors: KENJI NOBUTOMO
      Abstract: This article aims to clarify the meaning of henology for Lacan and Žižek. Žižek apparently rejects Neoplatonic way of thinking, but by considering Lacanian Henology through its origin, Etienne Gilson, Lacanian henology and Žižek’s Hegelian reading of the One become converged. Both of them think the movement of the One from one principle and its two aspects. The principle is that the One gives something that it does not have, and it corresponds to Lacanian definition of love. Regarding its two aspects, the first one is the logical necessity that generates necessarily the One, and the second is the logical contingency that generates contingently the surplus element. By this, we can clarify the theoretical development of each period of Lacan. In early Lacan, henology was a logic that ties his “the Symbolic” and Freudian Death drive. In middle Lacan, his main concern was the mathematical logic as the logic of the Id, and henology became the generative logic of the subject of enunciation or the subject of the jouissance. But at the same time, this movement produces as a co-product a inassimilable remainder, “object a” with the subject of signifiant. In late Lacan, by virtue of the “necessary” movement of the One and its “contingent” co-product, the universe of the discourse became indeterminate, undecidable, “not-all,” which means for Lacan “the contingent.” This characteristic became the logic of Lacanian “sexuation.”
      PubDate: 2018-05-10
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
  • Is Žižek a Mahāyāna Buddhist' śūnyatā and li v Žižek's

    • Authors: Sevket Benhur Oral
      Abstract: An intriguing interresonance plays out between various forms of Mahayana Buddhist ontology and Žižek’s dialectical materialism. His disdainful critique of (Western) Buddhism is well-known.As a cultural critic,Žižek might be onto something in his contention that Western Buddhism functions as the perfect ideology for late capitalism.As an ontologist, however, he seems to be ambivalent regarding the parallels between the Buddhist Void(Absolute Nothingness-Formlessness-Emptiness), to which the Western Buddhists supposedly withdraw, and his elaboration of a new foundation of dialectical materialism.Žižek is one of the few contemporary continental philosophers who do not hesitate to engage Buddhism. My claim is that, notwithstanding his criticism, Žižek is much closer to Mahayana than he thinks. My aim therefore is to demonstrate how this is so. To do this, I will mainly focus on the following forms of Mahayana thought: śūnyatā (emptiness) in the context of Nāgārjuna's the Two-Truth doctrine, Tiantai School of Chinese Buddhist concept of li (coherence), and Nishida Kitarō’s philosophy of basho (“place of nothingness”), which was heavily influenced by the Japanese Zen/Pure Land Buddhism. After going through some of the preliminary affinities among Mahayana forms and Žižek (e.g. nothingness as a generative void, self-relating negativity, irresolvable absolutely contradictory reality, materialism as affirming existence absolutely (immediately and without reservation) in its absolute contradiction, and materialism as the contradictory/paradoxical field conceived as an atheistic religious field, and so on), I will analyse each school of Mahayana mentioned above and point out the parallels between these and Žižek’s own thought. 
      PubDate: 2018-05-10
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
  • The Ontology of Crisis: The sublimity of objet petit a and the

    • Authors: Simon Rajbar
      Abstract: This paper explores how capitalism solidifies its power through Lacanian understanding of subjectivity. The inquiry intervenes in the capitalist ideological fantasy and its inherent antagonisms in order to analyse the way it strives to fill or erase the ruptures it produces in the social order. This is achieved by focusing on the particular proliferation of objects-commodities, which subjectivity transforms into the objects of desire in the framework of capitalist ideology. Furthermore, I focus on the establishment and signification of meaning within the capitalist matrix, as well as its dialectical overlap with the objects proliferated by the socio-economic system in question. The overlap of objects and meaning seems to produce ideological enjoyment, which solidifies capitalist ideology through subjectivity. Therein appears to lie the strength of capitalist ideology and its appropriation of even social phenomena into consumerist categories. This paper therefore tries to understand how capitalism manipulates ideological enjoyment in its quest to create social reality seemingly devoid of its antagonisms. It leans on the much-neglected Lacanian discourse of the Capitalist, revealing how the daily reality of subjects is driven by unconscious fantasy in its dogmatic ideological circle. The text also hints at the homology between Lacan's surplus-jouissance and Marx's surplus-value.  
      PubDate: 2018-05-10
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
  • From Subalternated to Dislocated Time - Messianic Properties of Time and
           Possibility of Novelty

    • Authors: Amir Šulić
      Abstract: The aim of this essay is to elaborate two distinctive but interconnected modes of temporalization through common points in the work of Jaques Derrida and Jaques Lacan, namely the Subalternated and the Dislocated time. The explication of the different form of time structure reveals time as relational phenomena, which is constituted by the non-relation between the subject and the Other. The process of subjectivization as the formalization of the Real, or as the work of mourning, excludes traumatic present and opens the space for free flow of the Subalternated time, which is marked by linearity, identitarian thought, subordination, causality ect. The present is, therefore, marked by ontologization of the posthumous remains, canonized, excluded and deprived of any subversive potential. But despite this eternal requiem, something remains between the future and the past, non-present in its spectral subsistence which disrupts smooth stream of the Subalternated narrativity, announcing arrival, return and temporarily inexhaustible artificiality of novelty in the form of the Dislocated time.

      PubDate: 2018-05-10
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
  • Tolerating the Dream

    • Authors: Blade Ducote
      Abstract: Analysis of Fry's dream in the Futurama episode "A FishFul of Dollars" in relation to Žižek and Lacan.  This short essay delves into the ideological conception of reality and the way in which individuals utilize fantasy to compensate for their personal lack.
      PubDate: 2018-05-10
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
  • Slavoj Žižek Remixed: “I consider this a total misreading
           of my position”

    • Authors: Joel Katelnikoff
      Abstract: This essay is a cut-up / remix / montage of the work of Slavoj Žižek. It is a recombination of materials from his critical publications, including The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989), For They Know Not What They Do (1991), The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For' (2000), Welcome to the Desert of the Real (2002), The Parallax View (2006), In Defense of Lost Causes (2008), First As Tragedy, Then As Farce (2009), Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism (2014), and Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism (2015). The section headers are all direct quotations from Žižek’s texts, as are the individual sentences in the essay’s first section. All other sentences are splicings-together of syntactic fragments from his texts. This essay is part of A Recombinant Theory Project. Micro-reports from this project are regularly published on Twitter: @remixtheory.
      PubDate: 2018-05-10
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
  • Dialogues with Slavoj Zizek: placing the role of torture in context.

    • Authors: Maximiliano E Korstanje
      Abstract: This essay review discusses criticall the book the universal excemption of Slavoj Zizek. Just after finishing my two recent books: Tracing Spikes in Fear and Narcissism in Western Democracies Since 9/11 (Peter Lang) and The Challenges of Democracy in the War on Terror (Routledge). While in the first work I traced back the limitations of Psychoanalysis as well as its complicities to legitimate the advance and expansion of capitalism, the latter focused on the role of torture –as a lesser evil- of contemporary government in their war on terror. One of my arguments sounded polemically as though not only terrorism is the organization of labor by other means but psychoanalysis organized a specific ethics, which extracting its nature from ancient Greek philosophy, ascribed to the theory of scarcity which is the touchstone of capitalism.  Secondly but most important, Occident carefully developed a doctrine of security, which the part may be sacrificed at the moment the body is in danger. Let me put the medical metaphor of cancer. While the medical gaze is programmed to look and eradicate the pathology, the illness, cancer derives from an anomaly of cell growth. Once some organs are affected, the medical gaze does not hesitate in extirpating the affected organ. The same allegory can be applied to the war on terror and the serious risks of ghettoization the Muslim community daily faces.  
      PubDate: 2018-05-10
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
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