Book: Paperback | 111 x 181mm | 224 pages | ISBN 9781846146268 | 25 Feb 2014 | Penguin
Probably the most famous living philosopher, Slavoj Ziziek explores the concept of
'event', in the second in this new series of easily digestible philosophy
What is really happening when something happens?
In the second
in a new series of accessible, commute-length books of original thought, Slavoj iek, one
of the world's greatest living philosophers, examines the new and highly-contested concept
An Event can be an occurrence that shatters ordinary
life, a radical political rupture, a transformation of reality, a religious belief, the rise
of a new art form, or an intense experience such as falling in love. Taking us on a trip
which stops at different definitions of Event, Zizek addresses fundamental questions such
as: are all things connected? How much are we agents of our own fates? Which conditions must
be met for us to perceive something as really existing? In a world that's constantly
changing, is anything new really happening? Drawing on references from Plato to arthouse
cinema, the Big Bang to Buddhism, Event is a journey into philosophy at
its most exciting and elementary.
Slavoj Zizek is a Hegelian philosopher,
Lacanian psychoanalyst, and Communist political activist. He is the author of numerous books
on dialectical materialism, critique of ideology and art. His main work is Less
Than Nothing, a study on the actuality of Hegelian dialectics.