Slavoj Žižek: The Indivisible Remainder: On Schelling and Related Matters

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Slavoj Žižek's thinking is a fusion of elements from German idealism, Marx and Lacan. Using Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic theory in order to reactualize the dialectical method of German idealism, Žižek has reinvigorated a dialectical materialist critique of the ideology of global liberal capitalism. One of Žižek's most theoretically speculative books is The Indivisible Remainder: On Schelling and Related Matters (1996, 2007). In Indivisible, Žižek clarifies his version of dialectical materialism by investigating F. W. J. von Schelling's struggle in Die Weltalter [The Ages of the World] to mediate the contradiction in metaphysics between idealism and materialism. Kant left to his German …

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Wood, Kelsey. "The Indivisible Remainder: On Schelling and Related Matters". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 January 2010
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