Zizek's Jokes - Did You Hear The One About Hegel And Negation?

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Zizek's Jokes: Did You Hear the One about Hegel and Negation? - Slavoj Žižek, Audun Mortensen, Momus
Slavoj Žižek, Audun Mortensen, Momus
Author: Slavoj Zizek
File type: epub
Publisher: The MIT Press
Year: 2014
Language: English
ISBN: 0262026716,978-0-262-02671-0
Time Added: Wed Feb 13 2019 14:02:04 GMT+0300 (MSK)
File type: epub
Size: 216 kb
City: Cambridge, Mass
Pages: 148
Id: 1435205
Time Modified: Wed Feb 13 2019 14:02:04 GMT+0300 (MSK)
Extension: epub
Bibtex: "Slavoj Žižek and Audun Mortensen and Momus",
"Zizek's Jokes: Did You Hear the One about Hegel and Negation?"
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"A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes." -- Ludwig Wittgenstein

The good news is that this book offers an entertaining but enlightening compilation of Žižekisms. Unlike any other book by Slavoj Žižek, this compact arrangement of jokes culled from his writings provides an index to certain philosophical, political, and sexual themes that preoccupy him. Žižek's Jokes</I> contains the set-ups and punch lines -- as well as the offenses and insults -- that Žižek is famous for, all in less than 200 pages. So what's the bad news? There is no bad news. There's just the inimitable Slavoj Žižek, disguised as an impossibly erudite, politically incorrect uncle, beginning a sentence, "There is an old Jewish joke, loved by Derrida..." For Žižek, jokes are amusing stories that offer a shortcut to philosophical insight. He illustrates the logic of the Hegelian triad, for example, with three variations of the "Not tonight, dear, I have a headache" classic: first the wife claims a migraine; then the husband does; then the wife exclaims, "Darling, I have a terrible migraine, so let's have some sex to refresh me!" A punch line about a beer bottle provides a Lacanian lesson about one signifier. And a "truly obscene" version of the famous "aristocrats" joke has the family offering a short course in Hegelian thought rather than a display of unspeakables. Žižek's Jokes</I> contains every joke cited, paraphrased, or narrated in Žižek's work in English (including some in unpublished manuscripts), including different versions of the same joke that make different points in different contexts. The larger point being that comedy is central to Žižek's seriousness.'