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=====Book Description=====
The “formidably brilliant” Žižek considers [[sexuality]], [[ontology]], [[subjectivity]], and Marxian critiques of [[political]] [[economy]] by way of [[Lacanian]] [[psychoanalysis]].
If the most interesting [[theoretical]] interventions emerge today from the interspaces between fields, then the foremost interspaceman is [[Slavoj Žižek]]. In Incontinence of the [[Void]] (the title is inspired by a [[sentence]] in Samuel Beckett’s late masterpiece Ill Seen Ill Said), Žižek explores the empty spaces between [[philosophy]], psychoanalysis, and the critique of [[political economy]]. He proceeds from the [[universal]] [[dimension]] of philosophy to the [[particular]] dimension of sexuality to the [[singular]] dimension of the [[critique of political economy]]. The passage from one dimension to [[another]] is immanent: the [[ontological]] void is accessible only through the impasses of [[sexuation]] and the ongoing prospect of the abolition of sexuality, which is itself opened up by the technoscientific [[progress]] of [[global]] [[capitalism]], in turn leading to the critique of political economy.
Responding to his colleague and fellow Short Circuits [[author]] Alenka Zupančič’s What Is Sex?, Žižek examines the [[notion]] of an excessive element in ontology that gives [[body]] to radical negativity, which becomes the [[antagonism]] of [[sexual]] [[difference]]. From the economico-[[philosophical]] perspective, Žižek extrapolates from ontological [[excess]] to Marxian [[surplus]] [[value]] to Lacan’s surplus [[enjoyment]]. In [[true]] Žižekian fashion, Incontinence of the Void focuses on eternal topics while detouring freely into contemporary issuesfrom the Internet of Things to Danish TV series.

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