One of today's most important thinkers, Slavoj Žižek forges a new vision of human nature and culture by developing the philosophical implications of the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan. Žižek elaborates Lacanian theory in light of the philosophy of German Idealism, particularly the dialectical method of G.W.F. Hegel. This fusion not only allows him to develop a unique ontology—transcendental materialism—it also facilitates a rigorous (though unorthodox) Marxist critique of liberal global capitalism. One of Žižek's most provocative books is The Metastases of Enjoyment: On Women and Causality (1994).

The Metastases of Enjoyment (abbreviated Metastases below), builds on Žižek's …

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Wood, Kelsey. "The Metastases of Enjoyment: On Women and Causality". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 July 2009
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