Disparities by Slavoj Zizek
English | 30 May 2019 | ISBN: 1350066567 | 456 Pages | AZW3 | 731.57 KB
The concept of disparity has long been a topic of obsession 4nd argument f08r philosophers but Slavoj Zizek would argue that what disparity 4nd negativity could mean, might mean 4nd should mean f08r us 4nd our lives has never been m08re hotly debated. Disparities expl08res contemp08rary negative philosophies from Catherine Malabous plasticity, Julia Kristevas abjection 4nd Robert Pippins self-consciousness to the God of negative theology, new realisms 4nd post-humanism 4nd draws a radical line under them. Instead of establishing a dialogue with these other ideas of disparity, Slavoj Zizek wants to establish a definite departure, a totally different idea of disparity based on an imaginative dialectical materialism. This notion of rupturing what has gone bef08re is based on a provocative reading of how philosophers can, if theyre honest, engage with each other. Slavoj Zizek b08rrows Alain Badious notion that a true idea is the one that divides. Radically departing from previous f08rmulations of negativity 4nd disparity, Zizek employs a new kind of negativity: namely positing that when a philosopher deals with another philosopher, his 08r her stance is never one of dialogue, but one of division, of drawing a line that separates truth from falsity.