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Author Brockelman, Thomas P.
Title Žižek and Heidegger : the question concerning techno-capitalism / Thomas Brockelman.
Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, [2008]

Author Brockelman, Thomas P.
Series Continuum studies in Continental philosophy
Continuum studies in continental philosophy.
Subject Žižek, Slavoj.
Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.
Technology -- Philosophy.
Capitalism -- Philosophy.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 175 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-167) and index.
Contents Preface: Le Style Žižek and the question of finitude; Beginning from style?; Reading Žižek(,) reading Heidegger; Acknowledgements; Part I: Žižek and Heidegger: the alpha and the omega; 1. Thinking, finitely: Žižek on Heidegger on finitude; Being and Time and modernity: the insight; Heidegger's retreat; History and political life: Nazism and will; 2. Žižek and the other Heidegger: technology and danger; Žižek on Heidegger on technology; Technology is not the question; Right question. Wrong answer: the crisis of technology rehabilitated; The end of "Žižek and Heidegger": breaking up.
Part II: Slowing Žižek down: modernity and techno-capitalism3. Missing the point: Slavoj Žižek on perspective, modernity and subjectivity; The Cartesian specter and the ghost of perspective; Fundamental fantasy and master signifier; Modernity and fantasy; Conclusion; 4. The techno-capitalist danger: ideology and contemporary society; Ideology today: re-calibrating dialectical materialism; The perverse individual; Culture: de-materializing the social; The dark force: violence and techno-capitalism; Over-identification and revolution; Part III: The split subject of history.
5. Splitting history: Žižek on utopia and revolutionRevolution: the impossible; The labor of the act; Unfolding revolution: where does Žižek stand?; 6. The pervert and the philosopher (as witnessed by) the theologian and the analyst; Christianity and perversity in The Puppet and the Dwarf; The desire of the analyst; Conclusion: Žižek ex Machina; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; W; Z.
Summary Žižek and Heidegger offers a radical new interpretation of the work of Slavoj Žižek, one of the world''s leading contemporary thinkers, through a study of his relationship with the work of Martin Heidegger. Thomas Brockelman argues that Žižek''s oeuvre is largely a response to Heidegger''s philosophy of finitude, an immanent critique of it which pulls it in the direction of revolutionary praxis. Brockelman also finds limitations in Žižek''s relationship with Heidegger, specifically in his ambivalence about Heidegger''s techno-phobia. Brockelman''s critique of Žižek departs from this ambivalenc.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441106902 (electronic bk.)
1441106901 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 676698449
Additional Format Print version: Brockelman, Thomas P. Žižek and Heidegger. London ; New York : Continuum, ©2008 9780826497772 (DLC) 2008021980 (OCoLC)229446029

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