Slavoj Zizek is one of the most provocative and important thinkers writing in contemporary philosophy. This book is an engaged debate with Zizek. It contains a series of specially commissioned critical essays from an impressive collection of contributors covering the full extent of his oeuvre. Essays examine Zizek on cultural theory, film studies, ethics, political theory, social theory, Kant and Lacanian psychoanalysis. In the spirit of Zizek‘s own interventions, these essays critically interrogate his ideas, challenging him to respond directly which he does in an extended polemical reply that concludes the collection. This volume represents an exciting and important contribution to contemporary theoretical debate and adds significantly to the growing literature on Zizek.

part 1|44 pages


chapter 1|20 pages

The Politics of Style in the Works of Slavoj Žižek

ByJustin Clemens

chapter 2|22 pages

The Law as a Thing: Žižek and the Graph of Desire

ByGeoff Boucher

part 2|41 pages


chapter 3|22 pages

Flesh for Fantasy: Aesthetics, the Fantasmatic, and Film Noir

ByRobert Miklitsch

chapter 4|17 pages

Žižek and Deleuze

ByIan Buchanan

part 3|36 pages


chapter 5|15 pages

What If God Was One of Us—Žižek’s Ontology

ByRobert Paul Resch

part 4|46 pages


part 5|26 pages


chapter 9|12 pages

The Lure of Antigone: Aporias of an Ethics of the Political

ByYannis Stavrakakis

chapter 10|12 pages

Absolute Freedom and Major Structural Change

ByRussell Grigg

part 6|21 pages


part 7|39 pages


chapter 12|37 pages

Concesso non Dato

BySlavoj Žižek