Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left ( Radical Thinkers) [Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, Slavoj Zizek] on JUDITH BUTLER, ERNESTO LACLAU Judith Butler, Ernesto Ladau, Slavoj Ztzek Restaging the Universal: Hegemony and the Limits of Formalism. 11 bravado, Zizek then suggests that this Lacanian notion can be easily. Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left [ Book Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizek, Contingency, Hegemony, .

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Thesefailings, however, shouldnotdetract fromthestrengths ofthebook, whichlie in sophisticated and well-written readingsof a largenumberof Rousseau’stextson thesubjectofsex. Not only does the book give insight into the differences between these philosophers, who in many ways are trying to deal with much the same questions, but the framework of the discussion forced them to also reiterate aspects of each of their theories in a short and distinct manner that gives the reader more understanding in the end, of their works in general.

Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 28 2: Zizek and Contingency, Hegemony and Universality J. In an unusual experiment, three theorists engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics. Contingeny Grebe – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 35 5: Roberts – forthcoming – Radical Philosophy. Their essays, organized as separate bufler that respond to one another, range over the Hegelian legacy in contemporary critical theory, the theoretical dilemmas of multiculturalism, the universalism-versus-particularism debate, the strategies of the Left in a global economy, and the relative merits of post-structuralism and Lacanian psychoanalysis for a critical social theory.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Review of Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Theprocessofuniversalism, in contrast, entailsarticulation: The only thing useful about this book is that it clues you in to what is being debated between theory-obsessed shut-ins of the academy and makes clear some of the incomprehensible jargon one hears from less intellectually-minded copycats.


Oct 05, Vince rated it it was amazing Shelves: Laclau talksaboutthistraffic in termsof “articulation” and”thelogicofequivalence.

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ForLaclau,whofindshimself closerthanButlertoZi2ekon certaintheoretical issues likeLacanianpsychoanalysis and structural lin- This content downloaded from However these contributions have largely been ignored by Paperbackpages. Slavoj Zizek in Continental Philosophy. Her most recent work focuses on Jewish philosophy and exploring pre- and post-Zionist criticisms of state violence.

A Journal of the History of Science Hevemony Butler, Laclau, and Zizek engage with one another and defend themselves is interesting, but their arguments can sometimes be esoteric, especially Butler’s within her first essay. WhatButler,Laclau, and Zi2ekshareis theviewthatan emancipatory politicalpractice, especiallya renewed Left,is unthinkable without reference toa universal dimension.

Don’t waste your time if you aren’t somewhat familiar ,aclau these authors, and even if you are, it might be a slog at times.

Verso Books 15 August This is how all debates on the left should be done. I wouldn’t recommend this volume to people who do not have a decent grounding already within philosophy, but the Laclau and Zizek entries lacla far more accessible than the rest.

Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left

Thereweremore”illustrations” than”analysis”ofkeypoliti- cal termsemployedsuchas citizenship, orindeedofpoliticsitself;Wingrove says that”Rousseau’s romances. In a compelling and unusual experiment, three eminent theorists engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics. Zizek and Butler are just stroking Laclau was the most compelling, Zizek the best zozek argument, Butler pretty much forgettable.

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Zizek advances the thesis elsewhere that the history of philosophy is the history of productive misreadings, and this volume emphasizes that what we are dealing with here is not so much a universallty dialogue as a series of more or less productive misreadings of each other: The premise of this text is fascinating- 3 scholars with similar views lay down three different philosophical tracts that contain similar notions but contradict about particular premises.

Sep 10, Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it really liked it. In Praise of Disobedience. Overall, I found it a worthwhile read. Forherownpart,ButlerseesinZizeka highly problematic modeof politicaltheorizing: This entry has no external links.

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May 11, Earl Lagunsad rated it it was ok. More than once I was extremely lost. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Furthermore, these philosophers in particular use the work of other philosophers – sometimes in the same way, sometimes in contradictory ways.

While this book speaks to the Occupy Movement, it anticipates the Republican debates, e. Alliances are extremely important. In a rather innovative experiment, each author contributes three rounds of essays that comment on and critique the work of the other two. The problem maybe thatsexis doingtoomuchworkinthisbook,indeed,supplanting pol- iticsaltogether “sexualityis notthesubjectofpoliticalintervention orcon- trolbutis itselfa politics”[p.

While the rigor and intelligence with which these writers approach their work is formidable, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality benefits additionally from their clear sense of energy and enjoyment in a revealing and often unpredictable zzizek.