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Introduction

Divided we stand!

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terms
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notes

Žižek, S. (2015). Introduction. In Žižek, S. Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism. Penguin Books, pp. 1-16

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[...] Cynical conformism tells us that emancipatory ideals of more equality, democracy and solidarity are boring and even dangerous, leading to a grey, overregulated society, and that our true and only paradise is the existing 'corrupted' capitalist universe. Radical emancipatory engagement starts from the premise that it is the capitalist dynamics which are boring, offering more of the same in the guise of constant change, and that the struggle for emancipation is still the most daring of all ventures. Our goal is to argue for this second option.

—p.4 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago

[...] Cynical conformism tells us that emancipatory ideals of more equality, democracy and solidarity are boring and even dangerous, leading to a grey, overregulated society, and that our true and only paradise is the existing 'corrupted' capitalist universe. Radical emancipatory engagement starts from the premise that it is the capitalist dynamics which are boring, offering more of the same in the guise of constant change, and that the struggle for emancipation is still the most daring of all ventures. Our goal is to argue for this second option.

—p.4 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago

precise and correct knowledge; used in the New Testament to refer to the knowledge of things ethical and divine

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We shall conclude with epignosis (a theological term that designates knowledge which is believed, engaging us in our acts, subjectively assumed)

—p.4 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

We shall conclude with epignosis (a theological term that designates knowledge which is believed, engaging us in our acts, subjectively assumed)

—p.4 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago
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[...] one of the main dangers of capitalism: although it is global and encompasses the whole world, it sustains a stricto sensu worldless ideological constellation, depriving the large majority of people of any meaningful cognitive mapping. Capitalism is the first socio-economic order which de-totalizes meaning: it is not global at the level of meaning. There is, after all, no global 'capitalist world view', no 'capitalist civilization' proper: the fundamental lesson of globalization is precisely that capitalism can accommodate itself to all civilizations, from Christian to Hindu or Buddhist, from West to East. Capitalism's global dimension can only be formulated at the level of truth-without-meaning, as the Real of the global market mechanism.

only after I typed all this out did I realise that this motherfucker had almost the exact same paragraph in note 1088 T_T

—p.7 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago

[...] one of the main dangers of capitalism: although it is global and encompasses the whole world, it sustains a stricto sensu worldless ideological constellation, depriving the large majority of people of any meaningful cognitive mapping. Capitalism is the first socio-economic order which de-totalizes meaning: it is not global at the level of meaning. There is, after all, no global 'capitalist world view', no 'capitalist civilization' proper: the fundamental lesson of globalization is precisely that capitalism can accommodate itself to all civilizations, from Christian to Hindu or Buddhist, from West to East. Capitalism's global dimension can only be formulated at the level of truth-without-meaning, as the Real of the global market mechanism.

only after I typed all this out did I realise that this motherfucker had almost the exact same paragraph in note 1088 T_T

—p.7 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago

physical or intellectual pleasure, delight, or ecstasy; the concept featured heavily in the psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan's and was expanded on by Roland Barthes for literary theory, to contrast with mere "pleasure" derived from reading texts that don't challenge the reader as a subject. can also refer to pleasure that devolves into pain

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the stupid jouissance of rave music

on Gangnam Style

—p.9 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

the stupid jouissance of rave music

on Gangnam Style

—p.9 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

a school of social theory and philosophy associated in part with the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt; consisted of dissidents who felt at home neither in the existent capitalist, fascist, nor communist systems that had formed at the time

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one would get a standard--not even traditional Marxist, but more specifically Western Marxist Frankfurt-School-style--critique of consumerism

on North Korean propaganda

—p.12 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

one would get a standard--not even traditional Marxist, but more specifically Western Marxist Frankfurt-School-style--critique of consumerism

on North Korean propaganda

—p.12 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago