ZIZEK, SLAVOJ:ORGANS WITHOUT BODIES
ZIZEK, SLAVOJ (1949-):ORGANS WITHOUT BODIES : Deleuze and consequences.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004. XII, 217 p.
In this deliciously polemical work, Zizek shows Deleuze's connections to both Oedipus and Hegel, figures from whom the French philosopher distanced himself. Zizek turns some Deleuzian concepts around in order to explore the 'organs without bodies' in such films as Fight Club and the works of Hitchcock. Finally, he attacks what he sees as the 'radical chic' Deleuzians, arguing that such projects turn Deleuze into an ideologist of today's 'digital capitalism'.
With his brilliant energy and fearless argumentation, Zizek sets out to restore a truer, more radical Deleuze than the one we thought we knew.
Introduction: An encounter, not a Dialogue; Deleuze;
The Reality of the Virtual;
Becoming versus History;
Un jour, peut-être, le siècle sera empiriomoniste?;
Spinoza; Kant, Hegel: Hegel 1: Taking Deleuze from Behind;
Hegel 2: From Epistemology to Ontology... and back;
Hegel 3: The Minimal Distance;
The Torsion of Meaning;
A Comic Hegelian Interlude: Dumb and Dumber;
The Becoming-Oedipal of Deleuze;
On the Permanent Actuality for Revolutionary Cultural Politics of President Mao Ze Dong's Slogan "Long Live the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution";
Science: Cognitivism with Freud;
Memes, Memes Everywhere; Against Hyphen-Ethics;
"Little jolts of enjoyment";
Art: The Talking Heads;
Kino-Eye; Hitchcock as Anti-Plato;
The Cut of the Gaze;
When the Fantasy Falls Apart;
"I, the truth, am speaking";
Politics: the Ongoing "Soft Revolution";
A Yuppie Reads Deleuze;
Blow against the Empire;
The Liberal Fake;
How to Live with Catastrophes?;
A Modest Proposal for an Act in the Middle East
Slavoj Zizek is a researcher at the University of Ljubljana. He teaches and lectures frequently in the United States and in Europe. Among his books are Enjoy Your Symptom!, Opera's Second Death and On Belief, all published by Routledge.