Slavoj Žižek: Tarrying With The Negative: Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology

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Slavoj Žižek, one of today’s most important thinkers, articulates a new vision of humanity and society by developing the philosophical implications of the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan. He deploys Lacanian theory in order to reactualize the philosophy of German Idealism, particularly the dialectical method of G.W.F. Hegel. This fusion not only allows Žižek to elaborate a unique ontology—transcendental materialism—it also facilitates a rigorous (though unorthodox) Marxist critique of capitalist ideology. One of Žižek’s theoretically most substantial books is Tarrying with the Negative: Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology (1993). In Tarrying with the Negative <…

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Wood, Kelsey. "Tarrying With The Negative: Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 April 2009
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