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In The Puppet and the Dwarf he offers a close reading of today's religious constellation from the viewpoint of Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Author: Slavoj Zizek

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262740258

Category: Psychology

Page: 197

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One of our most daring intellectuals offers a Lacanian interpretation of religion, finding that early Christianity was the first revolutionary collective. Slavoj Žižek has been called "an academic rock star" and "the wild man of theory"; his writing mixes astonishing erudition and references to pop culture in order to dissect current intellectual pieties. In The Puppet and the Dwarf he offers a close reading of today's religious constellation from the viewpoint of Lacanian psychoanalysis. He critically confronts both predominant versions of today's spirituality—New Age gnosticism and deconstructionist-Levinasian Judaism—and then tries to redeem the "materialist" kernel of Christianity. His reading of Christianity is explicitly political, discerning in the Pauline community of believers the first version of a revolutionary collective. Since today even advocates of Enlightenment like Jurgen Habermas acknowledge that a religious vision is needed to ground our ethical and political stance in a "postsecular" age, this book—with a stance that is clearly materialist and at the same time indebted to the core of the Christian legacy—is certain to stir controversy.
2003-08-29 By Slavoj Zizek

Žižek, The Puppet and the Dwarf, 94–96. 16. Žižek, The Puppet and the Dwarf, 95. 17. Žižek, The Puppet and the Dwarf, 99. 18. Žižek, The Puppet and the Dwarf, 100. 19. Fortunately, Žižek says that this is how the law actually works in ...

Author: John D. Caputo

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253003638

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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In his epistles, St. Paul sounded a universalism that has recently been taken up by secular philosophers who do not share his belief in Christ, but who regard his project as centrally important for contemporary political life. The Pauline project -- as they see it -- is the universality of truth, the conviction that what is true is true for everyone, and that the truth should be known by everyone. In this volume, eminent New Testament scholars, historians, and philosophers debate whether Paul's promise can be fulfilled. Is the proper work of reading Paul to reconstruct what he said to his audiences? Is it crucial to retrieve the sense of history from the text? What are the philosophical undercurrents of Paul's message? This scholarly dialogue ushers in a new generation of Pauline studies.
2009-07-06 By John D. Caputo

The puppet and the dwarf are and remain separate : one sits at the table in front of the chessboard , the other hunches inside the box below . The dwarf can think , analyze , and make combinations . He guides the puppet's hand which ...

Author: J. M. Bernstein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415058562

Category: Critical theory

Page: 336

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The Frankfurt School' refers to the members associated with the "Institut fur Sozialforschung (Institute for Social Research) " which was founded in Frankfurt in 1923. The work of this group is generally agreed to have been a landmark in twentieth century social science. It is of seminal importance in our understanding of culture, progress, politics, production, consumption and method. This set of six volumes provides a full picture of the School by examining the important developments that have occured since the deaths of the original core of Frankfurt scholars. All the major figures--Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, Benjamin--are represented. In particular, the important post-war work of Jurgen Habermas is fully assessed. The collection also covers the work of many of the minor figures associated with the School who have been unfairly neglected in the past, resulting in the most complete survey and guide to the "oeuvre" of the Frankfurt School.
1994 By J. M. Bernstein

3 Slavoj Ziiek, The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003), p. 7. 4 Slavoj Zizek and John Milbank, The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic? ed. Creston Davis (Cambridge: MIT Press, ...

Author: Jamil Khader

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745664378

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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Arguably the most prolific and most widely read philosopher of our time, Slavoj Zizek has made indelible interventions into many disciplines of the so-called human sciences that have transformed the terms of discussion in these fields. Although his work has been the subject of many volumes of searching criticism and commentary, there is no assessment to date of the value of his work for the development of these disciplines. Zizek Now brings together distinguished critics to explore the utility and far-ranging implications of Zizek's thought and provide an evaluation of the difference his work makes or promises to make in their chosen fields. As such, the volume offers chapters on quantum physics and Zizek's transcendentalist materialist theory of the subject, Hegel's absolute, materialist Christianity, postcolonial violence, eco-politics, ceremonial acts, and the postcolonial revolutionary subject. Contributors to the volume include Adrian Johnston, Ian Parker, Todd McGowan, Bruno Bosteels, Erik Vogt, Verena Conley, Joshua Ramey, Jamil Khader, and Zizek himself.
2013-05-03 By Jamil Khader

the Dwarf, consists in seeing love as a relation within rather than beyond law. 58. Giorgio Agamben, The Time That ... Slavoj Žižek, The Puppet and the Dwarf (Cambridge: MIT Press 2003), pp. 108–109. 63. The Puppet and the Dwarf, p.

Author: Jodi Dean

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135431600

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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A critical introduction to the political thought of one of the most important, original and enigmatic philosophers writing today. Zizek's Politics provides an original interpretation and defence of the Slovenian philosopher's radical critique of liberalism, democracy, and global capital.
2012-12-06 By Jodi Dean

154Žižek, The Puppet and the Dwarf, p. 79. 155 Žižek, The Parallax View, p. 96. 156 Ibid., p. 89. See SKS 4, 347 / CA, 41. SKS 4, 350 / CA, 44–5. SKS 4, 365–6 / CA, 61. 157Žižek, On Belief, p. 86. 158 See Žižek, The Parallax View, p.

Author: Jon Stewart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351875110

Category: Philosophy

Page: 356

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Kierkegaard has long been known as a philosopher and theologian, but his contributions to psychology, anthropology and sociology have also made an important impact on these fields. In many of the works of his complex authorship, Kierkegaard presents his intriguing and unique vision of the nature and mental life of human beings individually and collectively. The articles featured in the present volume explore the reception of Kierkegaard's thought in the social sciences. Of these fields Kierkegaard is perhaps best known in psychology, where The Concept of Anxiety and The Sickness unto Death have been the two most influential texts. With regard to the field of sociology, social criticism, or social theory, Kierkegaard's Literary Review of Two Ages has also been regarded as offering valuable insights about some important dynamics of modern society..
2016-12-05 By Jon Stewart

Slavoj Žižek, The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2003), 130. 83. Žižek, Puppet and the Dwarf, 130. 84. Dianna Dilworth, “Interview with Slavoj Zizek,” Believer, July 2004, ...

Author: Nomi Claire Lazar

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300245172

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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How constructions of time shape political beliefs about what is possible—and what is inevitable To secure power in a crisis, leaders must sell deep change as a means to future good. But how could we know the future? Nomi Claire Lazar draws on stories across a range of cultures and contexts, ancient and modern, to show how leaders use constructions of time to frame events. These frames carry an implicit promise to secure or subvert an expected future, shaping belief in what is possible—and what is inevitable. “Ranging imaginatively across history and geography, this elegant book probes temporal sources of order and transformation. Its analytical wisdom discloses how calendars and representations of time shape political legitimacy, dispositions, and action.”—Ira I. Katznelson, author of Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time “Great political leaders, for good or ill, seek to shape our daily lives by playing with time itself. That is the central insight of this elegant, erudite volume, one that means I will henceforth listen to speeches and manifestos with new ears and new tools to rebut them.”—Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America “Nomi Lazar gives us a fascinating exploration of the political construction of time itself, as structured by calendars, dating systems, and other mechanisms used for legitimation, revolution, and a myriad of other political purposes. A memorable and endlessly interesting book.”—Adrian Vermeule, Harvard Law School
2019-05-28 By Nomi Claire Lazar

6.1)) 'no longer imposes specific, determinate, prohibitions and/or injunctions ... but just reverberates as an empty tautological Prohibition: don't' (The Puppet and the Dwarf, 104). This absolute law requires infinite payment and even ...

Author: Paul V. Axton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567659422

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Through the employment of the work of Slavoj Žižek and his engagement with the Apostle Paul, Axton argues that Paul in Romans 6-8 understands sin as a lie grounding the subject outside of Christ, and salvation is an exposure and displacement of this lie. The theological significance of Žižek (along with Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan) is his demonstration of the pervasive and systemic nature of this lie and its description as he finds it in Romans 7. The specific overlap of the two disciplines of psychology and theology is found in the psychoanalytic understanding that the human Subject or the psyche is structured in three registers: the symbolic, the imaginary and the real. These three registers function like a lie analogous to the Pauline categories of law, ego, and the 'body of death' which constitute Paul's dynamic of sin's deception. Axton argues that if sin is understood as a lie grounding the Subject, the exposure of the lie or the dispelling of any notion of mystery connected to sin is integral to salvation and the reconstructing of the Subject in Christ. While the lie of sin is mediated by the law, new life in the Spirit is not through the law but is a principle unto itself, which though it accounts for the law, is beyond the law.
2015-10-22 By Paul V. Axton

How , then , do the dwarf and the puppet , theology and historical materialism , relate to one another ? Historical materialism and " theology , the genius which sets the apparatus of historical materialism in motion , " are by no means ...

Author: Peter Osborne

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 041532534X


Page: 536

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No other single author has so commanding a critical presence across so many disciplines within the arts and humanities, in so many national contexts, as Walter Benjamin (1892-1940). The belated reception of his work as a literary critic (dating from the late 1950s) has been followed by a rapid series of critical receptions in different contexts: Frankfurt Critical Theory and Marxism, Judaism, Film Theory, Post-structuralism, Philosophical Romanticism, and Cultural Studies.This collection brings together a selection of the most critically important items in the literature, across the full range of Benjamin's cultural-theoretical interests, from all periods of the reception of his writings, but focusing upon the most recent, to produce a comprehensive overview of the best critical literature.
2005 By Peter Osborne

Puppet and the Dwarf, 53. Puppet and the Dwarf, 68. The Associated Press, 'Excerpt from Santorum Interview',, 23 April 2003, < santorum-excerpt_x.htm> (accessed 8 August ...

Author: Adam Kotsko

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567591968

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Slavoj Žižek has been called an "academic rock star." As public visibility of the Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst increases, so too does the depth of his engagement with Christian theology. Žižek's recent work includes extended treatments of key Christian thinkers from Paul, Pascal, and Kierkegaard to G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis, while Christology and other theological themes have provided crucial points of reference. Žižek has even said that "to become a true dialectical materialist, one should go through the Christian experience." But Žižek's work on Christianity often overwhelms students of theology. To be sure, Žižek's style of argumentation is unusual and his concepts are complex. But the more basic problem is that his work on Christianity is a further development of a broader intellectual project established in many volumes produced in the course of the 1990s. This book will bring students of theology up to speed on this broader intellectual project, with an eye toward what brings Žižek to an explicit engagement with Christianity and how both his earlier and more recent works are relevant for theological reflection.
2008-05-26 By Adam Kotsko