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The Puppet and the Dwarf One Of Our Most Daring Intellectuals Offers A Lacanian Interpretation Of Religion, Finding That Early Christianity Was The First Revolutionary Collective.Slavoj Zizek 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.



10 thoughts on “The Puppet and the Dwarf

  1. says:

    This perhaps, is also the most important ethics lesson of the twentieth century we should abandon all ethical arrogance and humbly acknowledge how lucky we are to be able to act ethically.The Puppet and the Dwarf is dear i ek at his best I do favor his politica


  2. says:

    You d think an old leftist atheist writing on Christianity wouldn t have much to say beyond the tired old pseudo Nietzschean stuff we ve all heard before Think again Zizek attempts to understand Christianity on its own terms rather than find or poke holes in its ed


  3. says:

    Zizek is hilarious People call him a rock star philosopher My first exposure to him was a YouTube video in which he, twitchy and sweaty, monologued about shit Take that literally.Zizek is a bit like Foucault in his approach, in that he jumps around talking about whatev


  4. says:

    Zizek is a controversial theorist of literature, film, and pop culture whose areas of expertise range from rigorous philosophy, through political science, and most interestingly, Lacanian psychoanalysis This book, which is both very technical and unusually readable, reads


  5. says:

    I want to give this 5 stars, because, like all or at least many Zizek books, it is eminently intellectually vast and poignant in the most fascinating ways and eminently entertaining as well What Zizek lacks is the rigor of some of his intellectual forebears I m thinking about


  6. says:

    I m still reading Zizek but I can t wait until I m finished to comment a little I forgot, until I saw him on youtube Zizek on Love , that I saw the documentary Zizeka couple years ago at the Siskel Filmcenter I was enthralled with his energy and passion Also, how comfortable he wa


  7. says:

    Zizek apresenta o Cristianismo como a religi o do Ate smo E a ascens o de Cristo como a queda de Deus F lo de forma brilhante, mais at como homenagem anal tica do que como heresia desconstrutivista, apoiando se na teologia de G K chesterton, em Lacan e Hegel e fundamentando criticamen


  8. says:

    This book was so good, I began reading it again from the beginning as soon as I finished I m really glad I had tackled In Defense of Lost Causes first, since it prepared me with the lingo and some of the Lacanian basics Many of the points made in fact, some of the same sentences from Lost


  9. says:

    Immediately after reading this book I read it again This week I finished reading it for the third time I don t have the prerequisite knowledge to truly understand this book I think I ll read his book on Lacan since Lacan seems to be the person who has influenced him the most Why did I read th


  10. says:

    It is probably a mistake to read Slavoj Zizek without having familiarity with Jacques Lacan, as I did, but I nonetheless gleaned some important kernels of insight from this materialist and psychoanalytic interpretation of Christianity Zizek starts with a question from Schelling what if, in a reve


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