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Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: The Trouble with Zizek / Agon Hamza 1

Part I. Philosophy

1. "Freedom or System? Yes, Please!": How to Read Slavoj Zizek's Less Than Nothing-Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism / Adrian Johnston 7

2. How to Repeat Plato?: For a Platonism of the Non-All / Frank Ruda 43

3. Materialism between Critique and Speculation / Samo Tomsic 58

4. Zizek's Reading Machine / Benjamin Noys 72

5. The Shift of the Gaze in Zizek's Philosophical Writing / Katja Kolsek 84

6. The Two Cats: Zizek, Derrida, and Other Animals / Oxana Timofeeva 100

Part II. Psychoanalysis

7. "Father, Don't You See I'm Burning?": Zizek, Psychoanalysis, and the Apocalypse / Catherine Malabou 113

8. Enjoy Your Truth: Lacan as Vanishing Mediator between Badiou and Zizek / Bruno Bosteels 127

9. The Discourse of the Wild Analyst / Henrik Joker Bjerre and Brian Benjamin Hansen 146

10. "Vers un Significant Nouveau": Our Task after Lacan / Gabriel Tupinamba 159

11. Mourning or Melancholia? Collapse of Capitalism and Delusional Attachments / Fabio Vighi 180

Part III. Politics

12. Zizek with Marx: Outside in the Critique of Political Economy / Gavin Walker 195

13. Zizek as a Reader of Marx, Marx as a Reader of Zizek / Geoff Pfeifer 213

14. A Plea for Zizekian Politics / Agon Hamza 226

Part IV. Religion

15. The Problem of Christianity and Zizek's "Middle Period" / Adam Kotsko 243

16. Islam: How Could It Have Emerged After Christianity? / Sead Zimeri 256

Afterword. The Minimal Event: From Hystericization to Subjective Destitution / Slavoj Zizek 269

Contributors 287

Index 291

About the Author

Agon Hamza is a PhD candidate in philosophy at the Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU in Ljubljana, Slovenia. With Slavoj Zizek, he is the coauthor of From Myth to Symptom: The Case of Kosovo.


"[A] key contribution to contemporary critical thinking. . . . [T]his is required reading for those interested in understanding the value of Zizek's work as a philosopher." -- David S. Moon * Political Studies Review *

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