Absolute Recoil - Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism

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Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism - Slavoj Zizek

Author: Slavoj Zizek
File type: epub
Publisher: Verso
Year: 2014
Language: English
ISBN: 1781686823,9781781686829
Time Added: Wed Feb 13 2019 14:01:14 GMT+0300 (MSK)
File type: epub
Size: 1 mb
Pages: 444
Id: 1305500
Time Modified: Wed Feb 13 2019 14:01:14 GMT+0300 (MSK)
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Bibtex: "Slavoj Zizek",
"Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism"

Philosophical materialism in all its forms ? from scientific naturalism to Deleuzian New Materialism ? has failed to meet the key theoretical and political challenges of the modern world. This is the burden of philosopher Slavoj Žižek's argument in this pathbreaking and eclectic new work. Recent history has seen developments such as quantum physics and Freudian psychoanalysis, not to speak of the failure of twentieth-century communism, shake our understanding of existence.

In the process, the dominant tradition in Western philosophy lost its moorings. To bring materialism up to date, Žižek ? himself a committed materialist and communist ? proposes a radical revision of our intellectual heritage. He argues that dialectical materialism is the only true philosophical inheritor of what Hegel designated the ?speculative? approach in thought.

Absolute Recoil</i> is a startling reformulation of the basis and possibilities of contemporary philosophy. While focusing on how to overcome the transcendental approach without regressing to naïve, pre-Kantian realism, Žižek offers a series of excursions into today's political, artistic, and ideological landscape, from Arnold Schoenberg's music to the films of Ernst Lubitsch.