Slavoj Žižek

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A grumpy looking Žižek.

Slavoj Žižek is a contemporary leftist theorist. He is notable for his critique of ideology going beyond the work of Louis Althusser, and his efforts to rethink dialectical materialism on a more traditional Hegelian basis, integrating the insights of psychoanalytic theorist Jacques Lacan.

Critique of ideology[edit]

Rethinking of dialectical materialism[edit]

Mannerisms[edit]

Žižek is known across the internet, even by people uninterested in his philosophy, for his distinctive and bizarre mannerisms. He speaks in a heavy Slovenian accent, and has a strong, noticeable lisp that makes his S sounds like SH. He sniffs frequently while talking, and tugs at his shirt. For these mannerisms alone, it is very much worth seeing him speak on video or in person.

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