Slavoj Žižek - Collected Recordings

Slavoj Žižek - Collected Recordings Podcast

A Collection of Talks, Debates and Speeches of Slavoj Žižek

ZIZ254 Hegel in a Wired Brain (28.07.2020)
In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of G.W.F. Hegel, Slavoj Žižek speaks to Shahidha Bari about the philosophical giant that changed our way of thinking about posthumanism.Published by Intelligence Squared...



ZIZ249 What did you do with my text? (22.01.2020)
Slavoj Žižeks first stage play “The Three Lives of Antigone” premiered in Germany at the FFT Düsseldorf, by the ensemble of the AGORA Theater. After one of the shows, the Slovenian philosopher spoke with the director Felix Ensslin about his work. … Continue reading →...



ZIZ243 Disorder Under Heaven. (07.10.2019)
As part of NYU Skirball Talks, the NYU Department of German and Deutsches Haus at NYU present Skirball Talks: Slavoj Žižek: “Disorder Under Heaven.” New York, USA...


ZIZ241 For a Left that Dares Speak its Name (09.10.2019)
Žižek dissects our current political and social climate, discussing everything from Jordan Peterson and sex ‘unicorns’ to Greta Thunberg and Chairman Mao. This is Žižek’s attempt to elucidate the major political issues of the day from a truly radical left … Continue reading →...



ZIZ236 Disorder Under Heaven (13.06.2019)
Slavoj Žižek, Professor of Philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS. Saas-Fee, Switzerland. August 3rd, 2018. Public open lecture for the students of the Division of Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought. Saas-Fe, Switzerland...

ZIZ235 Hegel with Neuralink (16.04.2019)
Visit to Film and Television Studies Program at University of Vermont, Full talk title: “Hegel with Neuralink, Will our Immersion into Singularity Save Us from the Fall?”...



ZIZ229 Disorder Under Heaven (03.04.2019)
During the third Talk Europe Robert Pfaller, Slavoj Žižek, Peter Pilz & Judith Ransmayr had a discussion about the future of europe. Unfortunately, everybody except Žižek talked in german, so I had to cut them out. You can find the full debate … Continue reading →...


ZIZ226 The Parallax of Ontology (01.12.2018)
Reality and Its Transcendental Supplement. Talk given at the conference “Parallax. The Dependence of Reality on Its Subjective Constitution” at the Munich School of Philosophy, Germany....


ZIZ223 The Fate of the Commons: A Trotzkyite View (22.12.2018)
The NYU Department of German and Deutsches Haus at NYU present “The Fate of the Commons: A Trotskyite View” with Slavoj Žižek as part of NYU Skirball’s “On Your Marx” festival in celebration of Karl Marx’s 200th birthday. Skirball Center … Continue reading →...


ZIZ221 Wikileaks Interview (02.06.2018)
Žižek gives an online interview with Tim Foley, in support of Julian Assange. The event took place over two days (June 2nd and 3rd) and was originally streamed live by Suzi 3D...

ZIZ220 First as Tragedy, Then as Farce (14.10.2009)
The lecture was given as part of promotion of Žižek’s book with the same title – First as Tragedy, Then as Farce – analysing how the tragedy of September 11 moved US to the farcical 2008 financial crisis. Cooper Union, … Continue reading →...

ZIZ219 Figures of Post-Humanity (07.11.2018)
Part 2 of the masterclass: Sex and the Failed Absolute Is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some kind of contact with the Absolute? Birkbeck, University of London...


ZIZ216 Modalities of the Absolute (05.11.2018)
Part 1 of the masterclass: Sex and the Failed Absolute Is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some kind of contact with the Absolute? As far as I know the second session was not recorded. Please … Continue reading →...




ZIZ209 Like a Thief in the Night: A Question of Manners (09.03.2018)
Žižek’s last ‘Like a Thief in the Night’ masterclass. In this lecture, Žižek returns to the question of radical change, digitalisation of social space, political correctness and of course manners. Lecture was delivered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities … Continue reading →...


ZIZ205 Interview at the Book Fair Leipzig (17.03.2018)
In an interview with the german newspaper Neues Deutschland, Žižek talks about DDR-pornography, #metoo, the new blade runner movie and robots. The first question he was asked is in german and was “You introduced the term disparities. Does Wolfgang Fritz Haug … Continue reading →...


ZIZ202 Re-Reading the Revolution (06.10.2017)
The School of Law and the Birkbeck Institute of the Humanities are very pleased to announce this historic event, featuring two of Europe’s foremost intellectuals in conversation with each other on their recent work. While Slavoj Žižek is a regular … Continue reading →...

ZIZ201 Transcendental Subjectivity Part 2 (06.10.2017)
Masterclass: Masterclass: Transcendental Subjectivity, Sexual Difference, Brain Sciences Part 2. The two classes will examine how Lacan’s teaching enables us to grasp sexual difference as the constitutive feature of transcendental subjectivity, plus how recent advances in brain sciences continue to rely … Continue reading →...


ZIZ200 Transcendental Subjectivity Part 1 (04.10.2017)
Masterclass: Masterclass: Transcendental Subjectivity, Sexual Difference, Brain Sciences Part 1. The two classes will examine how Lacan’s teaching enables us to grasp sexual difference as the constitutive feature of transcendental subjectivity, plus how recent advances in brain sciences continue to rely … Continue reading →...

ZIZ199 Interview with Philosophy Now (07.2017)
The philosopher Slavoj Zizek was interviewed in a London café in July 2017 by Anja Steinbauer and Katy Baker from Philosophy Now magazine. Edited transcript from Philosophy Now Issue 122 here: https://philosophynow.org/issues/122/Slavoj_Zizek...

ZIZ198 Freud Lives! with Stephen Grosz (05.10.2017)
We are often told that psychoanalysis is dead. Outdated scientifically, in that the Freudian model of the mind has been superseded by neurobiology; outdated clinically, where the talking cure has lost ground to drug treatment or behavioural therapy; outdated socially, … Continue reading →...


ZIZ195 Christian Atheism (16.06.2017)
At The European Graduate School / EGS. Public open lecture for the students of the Division of Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought Saas-Fee/Switzerland...


ZIZ194 Lesson from „Airpokalypse“ (30.06.2017)
Slavoj Žižek insists on the analysis of contemporary fascism, focusing on the question of the reception of the totalitarian fascination of the NSK at a time when the resurgence of fascism (ideal of supremacy Racialism and exacerbated nationalism) seems to … Continue reading →...











ZIZ163 Surveillance and Whistleblowers (17.05.2014)
Part 1 of “I’m watching you” at International Author’s Stage The Slovenian star philosopher Slavoj Žižek in the first of two conversations on surveillance with  interviewer Paul Holdengräber, director of Public Programs at the New York Public Library. Copenhagen, Admiral … Continue reading →...

ZIZ162 2011 as „The Year of Dreaming Dangerously“ (25.04.2012)
“In 2011, we were witnessing (and participating) in a series of shattering events, from the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wall Street movements, from the UK suburban protests to Breivik’s ideological madness. 2011 was thus the year of dreaming dangerously, … Continue reading →...


ZIZ159 Courage of Hopelessness (24.03.2017)
Lecture by Slavoj Zizek on the Courage of Hopelessness and subsequent discussion with Slavoj Zizek and Marli Huijer on Respect. G10 van de Economie en Filosophie, Amsterdam...


ZIZ158 Is there a Post-Human God? (02.03.2017)
In this lecture, Žižek interrogates the religious impulse and delves further into his notion of of religious atheism as a response to techno-singularity. What is more, Žižek also announces his new theoretical book “The Incontinence of the Void” that is … Continue reading →...

ZIZ157 From Surplus-Value to Surplus-Enjoyment (28.02.2017)
This talk considers the ways in which Marx’s notion of “surplus-value” bears on Jacques Lacan’s idea of a “surplus-enjoyment” which, rather than a simple stepping up of pleasure, designates an additional pleasure obtained by its very deferral. These insights, it … Continue reading →...

ZIZ156 Duel + Duet with Graham Harman (02.03.2017)
In the Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO) of Harman and his colleagues, the human subject is redefined according to the pressures of a “flat ontology” that treats all objects equally. In opposition to OOO, Žižek upholds the pivotal role of the subject as theorized … Continue reading →...


ZIZ155 What is the Question? (23.09.2008)
In New York on the last day of an American tour, absorbing the demise of Yankee Stadium and maybe of Wall Street as we thought we knew it, Zizek’s talk is a blast-furnace but not a blur. The theme through … Continue reading →...

ZIZ154 The Guardian Live Event (19.04.2016)
In a new book, Against the Double Blackmail, in response to Europe’s refugee crisis, philosopher Slavoj Žižek argues that the left must shed its liberal taboos in favour of global, class solidarity. At a Guardian Live event, Gary Younge sat … Continue reading →...


ZIZ152 The Limits of Hegel (26.03.2011)
Part 3 of the Masterclass 23, 25 & 26.03.2016 While the global political and social situation is getting more and more explosive, emancipatory struggles are more and more hampered by ideological prejudices. This is why some ruthless clarifications are necessary. … Continue reading →...


ZIZ149 The Prospect Of The Post-Human (02.11.2016)
Part 3 of the Masterclass: Between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis In the entire span of his teaching, Lacan was engaged in an intense debate with philosophy and philosophers, from ancient Greek materialists to Plato, from Stoics to Thomas Acquinas, from Descartes … Continue reading →...


ZIZ145 Organs Without Bodies (06.11.2003)
Zizeks latest book is Organs Without Bodies: On Deleuze and Consequences. Turning the Deleuzian terminology around he analyzes these organs without bodies in the work of Hitchcock and in films such as Fight Club, identifying a Deleuze closer to the … Continue reading →...


ZIZ143 Home and Radical Evil (23.02.1994)
Slavoj Zizek examines modern evil through a multitude of variations on a single motive: home is evil. For Zizek, evil is not primarily a property of persons but evil has to be defined in topological terms. Evil is a certain … Continue reading →...

ZIZ141 Racial Enjoyments (11.2016)
Deutsches Haus at New York University and NYU German Department present Racial Enjoyments: What the Liberal Left Doesn’t Want to Hear – November 2016 Introduction by Avital Ronell...


ZIZ139 The Comedy of Life (02.11.2016)
Philosophers Nigel Warburton and Slavoj Žižek join Jela Krečič to discuss her new novel, ‘None Like Her’, a hapless tale of the fruitless search for a perfect partner. The nature of love and marriage, as well as comedy are hot … Continue reading →...



ZIZ134 On the Left (11.07.2016)
A pub­lic open lec­ture for the stu­dents of the Divi­sion of Philo­sophy, Art & Crit­ical Thought at the European Gradu­ate School EGS, Saas-Fee/Switzerland and Valetta/Malta. 2016....

ZIZ133 An Interview for Red Zone (09.07.2016)
The Red Zone visited Slavoj Žižek in his apartment in Ljubljana and asked about the current developments in the former Soviet Union, but the conversation soon went beyond Stalin and Putin. RFE/RL...



ZIZ127 Against the Double Blackmail (20.04.2016)
Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours In this talk Pro­fessor Žižek will talk about his new book, Against the Double Black­mail: Refugees, Ter­ror and Other Troubles with the Neigh­bours. From within the safety of Europe Žižek argues we … Continue reading →...

ZIZ126 Is Surplus-Value Marx’s Name For Surplus-Enjoyment? (19.04.2016)
Part 2 of the Masterclass: Surplus-Value, Surplus-Enjoyment, Surplus-Knowledge Jacques Lacan loc­ated the ori­gin of his key notion of plus-de-jouir (sur­plus-enjoy­ment) in Marx’s notion of sur­plus-value, and it is worth explor­ing in detail the homo­logy of the two notions, adding a third … Continue reading →...


ZIZ125 From Pleasure-in-Pain To Surplus-Enjoyment (18.04.2016)
Part 1 of the Masterclass: Surplus-Value, Surplus-Enjoyment, Surplus-Knowledge Jacques Lacan loc­ated the ori­gin of his key notion of plus-de-jouir (sur­plus-enjoy­ment) in Marx’s notion of sur­plus-value, and it is worth explor­ing in detail the homo­logy of the two notions, adding a third … Continue reading →...

ZIZ123 What is Reconciliation? Hegel Against Schiller (03.12.2015)
Hegelian Battles – Lec­ture 2: What is Recon­cili­ation? Hegel Against Schiller The battle for Hegel goes on – new inter­pret­a­tions are emer­ging which per­haps pose an even greater threat to Hegel’s leg­acy than the usual rejec­tions of Hegel. This series … Continue reading →...




ZIZ116 Europe is Kaput – Long live Europe! (11.2015)
Philosopher Slavoj Žižek and former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange discuss Europe’s future. With the recent economic crisis in Greece, unprecedented challenges to centralised European policy, and the lack of consensus on the ongoing refugee … Continue reading →...

ZIZ115 Is Hegel Dead? (10.2015)
Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Department of German at NYU present a talk by Slavoj Žižek who will speak on “Is Hegel Dead—Or Are We Dead in the Eyes of Hegel? A Hegelian View of the Present Age.” Introduced … Continue reading →...



ZIZ110 Voyeurism and Digital Identity (18.05.2015)
Slavoj Žižek in the second of two conversations with the popular and charismatic interviewer Paul Holdengräber, director of Public Programs at the New York Public Library The Royal Library, Copenhagen...

ZIZ109 Modern How-To Guide (05.05.2015)
On May 5, 2015 the Slovenian political philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek gave a talk at the IWM, chaired by Sławomir Sierakowski, founder of the “Krytyka Polityczna” movement...


ZIZ106 Hegel, Modern Art and the End of Art (07.04.2015)
When a philo­sopher deals with another philo­sopher or philo­sophy, his or her stance is never the one of dia­logue, but always the one of divi­sion, of draw­ing the line that sep­ar­ates truth from fals­ity – from Plato whose focus is the … Continue reading →...


ZIZ104 Stalin: Paradox of Power (31.03.2015)
Two experts on Joseph Stalin – one a Marxist philosopher, the other a historian (Stephen Kotkin) – come together to discuss the Soviet dictator’s origins, and his painful mark on history...

ZIZ103 A Defense of Universalism (12.12.2014)
Slavoj Žižek held this lecture at Litteraturhuset in Oslo, Norway on December 12, 2014. It is part of a series of lectures on the topic of universalism, organized by Litteraturhuset. Other lecturers in the series include Wang Hui, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, … Continue reading →...

ZIZ102 The Hegelian Wound (26.11.2014)
Deutsches Haus at New York University presents: Slavoj Žižek: The Hegelian Wound Friday, September 26th, 2014 at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center at NYU For Hegel, spirit is the wound of nature, it derails every natural balance, … Continue reading →...



ZIZ098 A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept (23.09.2014)
Žižek discusses his book by the same title ‘Event: A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept’, going through such notions as violence, fundamentalism, ideology, political correctness, freedom, and of course event. From the Free Library of Philadelphia...

ZIZ097 What is to be done for politics? (27.06.2012)
As a guest lecturer for the Kyung Hee University Lecture series, Slovene philosopher Slavoj Zizek visited Kyung Hee University on June 27. Drawing a large audience of over three thousand, professor Ziezek, a world-renowned scholar in the field of political … Continue reading →...


ZIZ095 The Future of Surveillance (18.05.2014)
Part 2 of “I’m watching you” at International Author’s Stage Zizek says he doesn’t care about surveillance. He simply believes that it’s not efficient and possible if government controlled secret police reads and analyze all our data. If you take … Continue reading →...


ZIZ092 Until the End of the World (10.02.2014)
Three world renowned philosophers: Arthur Kroker, Brenda Longfellow and Slavoj Žižek consider the profound ecological and economic issues that confront the Planet in 2015. The symposium is inspired by the Wim Wenders film of the same title, Until the End … Continue reading →...

ZIZ090 Lacan’s Four Discourses (2014)
Slavoj Zizek talking about the theoretical richness of Lacan’s four discourses: the master’s discourse, the hysteric’s discourse, the university discourse, and the analyst’s discourse. What follows is a prolonged discussion of the various guises of the object small a in … Continue reading →...


ZIZ088 Objet Petit a and Digital Civilization (2014)
Slavoj Žižek talking about object small a, digital civilization, desire, psychoanalysis, prosthetic extension, virtual reality, projection, science, language, universality, sexuality, in relation to the authors Freud, Lacan, Kierkegaard and Hegel. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the … Continue reading →...



ZIZ081 A Reply to my Critics (28.02.2013)
Although most of the critiques to which my work was exposed in the last years are “so-called,” fast denunciations not worthy of a serious reply, some of them do at least raise pertinent questions : which, exactly, is the status … Continue reading →...


ZIZ080 Ecology Without Nature (2013)
One of the topics dealt with here is just how easily ecological disasters are incorporated into the capitalist “system”, thereby casting doubt on whether capitalism will naturally cease to exist as the result of the ecological crises it is criticized … Continue reading →...


ZIZ077 Living in the End Times
Zizek is given the floor to show of his polemic style and whirlwind-like performance. The Giant of Ljubljana is bombarded with clips of popular media images and quotes by modern-day thinkers revolving around four major issues: the economical crisis, environment, … Continue reading →...

ZIZ075 Maybe We Just Need a New Chicken
Raising questions on ideology and its omnipresence in every day life – as he points out in his penetrating observations of quotidian pop culture, from the McCain campaign’s hijacking of the “change” banner, to the Dark Knight, to Kim Jong … Continue reading →...


ZIZ074 The New Sacred
Jean-Pierre Dupuy, prophet of what he calls “enlightened doomsaying,” has long warned that modern society is on a path to self-destruction. In this book, he pleads for a subversion of this crisis from within, arguing that it is our lopsided … Continue reading →...

ZIZ073 Post-Modern Architecture
The following is the full version of a lecture delivered by Slavoj Zizek on Architecture and Aesthetics in which he talks about a range of issues including, but not limited to, the meanings and implications of public spaces (what he … Continue reading →...

ZIZ072 Screening Thought (04.05.2011)
Žižek and Paul A. Taylor (author of Žižek and The Media) explore the difficulty of conveying philosophical ideas within today’s media. Institute of Contemporary Arts The Mall, London...


ZIZ071 Is God Dead?
Death of God theology is a predominately Christian theological movement, origination in the 1960’s in which God is posited as having ceased to exist, often at the crucifixion. It can also refer to a theology which includes a disbelief in … Continue reading →...

ZIZ070 Vote: For Hegel
Zizek claims that we need to repeat Hegel (not return) and reinterpret Hegel as a dialectical materialist and not an idealist of absolute knowing. How can we use Hegel to traverse the ideological fantasy and act in accordance to the … Continue reading →...

ZIZ069 How to Rebel
The anxious expectation that nothing will happen, that capitalism will go on indefinitely, the desperate demand to do something, to revolutionize capitalism, is a fake. The will to revolutionary change emerges as an urge, as an “I cannot do it … Continue reading →...


ZIZ068 More Alienation and the Cultural Violence
The shock over the terrorist attacks in Paris in January 2015 inspired Žižek to write an essay on Islam and modernism. In it, he addresses the rupture between the Western world’s advocacy for tolerance and the fundamental hatred of Western … Continue reading →...

ZIZ067 Violence Revisited
Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Žižek examines the ways we perceive and misperceive violence. Drawing from his unique cultural vision, Žižek brings new light to the Paris riots of 2005; he questions the permissiveness of … Continue reading →...

ZIZ066 The World of Tomorrow
It was bound to end in disaster: two ideologues, one a communist and the other a neo-conservative, “do battle” over a skype link from a house in England where Assange is held under house arrest....


ZIZ064 Year of Distraction
Lecture given by Slavoj Žižek – Slovenian continental philosopher and critical theorist working in the traditions of Hegelianism, Marxism and Lacanian psychoanalysis. He has made contributions to political theory, film theory, and theoretical psychoanalysis....

ZIZ063 How and Why Violence Functions (2013)
The main ambition of this book is to bring together subjective violence with the objective violence that is its underside and precondition. “Systemic violence is thus something like the notorious ‘dark matter’ of physics,” Zizek writes: invisible to naked eye. … Continue reading →...


ZIZ062 On the Desert of Post-Ideology (02.10.2012)
Slavoj Žižek delivers a lecture entitled “Welcome to the Desert of Post-Ideology” for post-secondary students and faculty. This Higher Learning event was co-presented with York University and held on October 2, 2012 at TIFF Bell Lightbox...


ZIZ059 Signs from the Future (14.05.2012)
Today it is well known that the future has become a thing of the past. Gone are the days when humanity dreamt of a different tomorrow. All that remains of that hope is a distant memory. Indeed, most of what is … Continue reading →...

ZIZ057 God in Pain (24.04.2012)
Slavoj Zizek dissects and reconstructs three major faith-based systems of belief in the world today, showing how each faith understands humanity and divinity-and how the differences between the faiths may be far stranger than they at first seem....


ZIZ056 The Deadlock (29.02.2012)
Presentation in Research Seminar Series ‘Crisis, Transition, Transformation: Revolutionary Thought Today’, Brunel University – London, 29th February 2012...

ZIZ055 Ontological Incompleteness in Painting, Literature and Quantum Theory (2012)
Slavoj Žižek talking about ontological incompleteness in modernist painting, literature and quantum theory. In this lecture Slavoj Žižek discusses void and multiplicity, pre-ontological reality, spectral materiality, theology, detective novels and political revolution in relationship to Jacques-Louis David, Giorgio Agamben, Alain … Continue reading →...


ZIZ053 The Buddhist Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capitalism (2012)
Slavoj Žižek discusses Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, Western Buddhism, the West, capitalism, science, ideology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, psychoanalysis, bodhisattva, samsara, enlightenment, kharma, nirvana, war, Thomas Metzinger, free will, Benjamin Libet, Martin Heidegger, Patricia and Paul Churchland, and The Lion King. Public … Continue reading →...

ZIZ052 On Melancholy (2012)
Slavoj Žižek talking about melancholy as the loss of the object cause of desire. In this lecture Slavoj Žižek discusses the zero level of dialectics, the death of God, Christianity, the symbolic order and the Freudian distinction between mourning and … Continue reading →...


ZIZ050 Communist Absconditus (2012)
Slavoj Žižek talking about the European debt crisis, the revolutions of 2011, and where things stand now. In this lecture Slavoj Žižek discusses the concepts of exploitation, unemployment, the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street in relationship to Yanis Varoufakis’s … Continue reading →...

ZIZ049 The Function of Fantasy in the Lacanian Real (2012)
Slavoj Žižek talking about the transcendental constitution of reality. In this lecture Slavoj Žižek discusses the logic of dreams in Freud, subjectivity, how real sex functions against fantasy, ethical certainty, temporal delay in the act of psychoanalysis and Badiou’s concept … Continue reading →...

ZIZ048 Object a and the Function of Ideology (2012)
Slavoj Žižek talking about the structure of belief and the mediation of desire. In this lecture Slavoj Žižek discusses his polemic with Badiou on the notion of subtraction as a political and philosophical category, object a as cause of desire, … Continue reading →...


ZIZ047 Being and Subjectivity: Act and Evental Enthusiasm (2012)
Slavoj Žižek in a friendly debate with students on ontology and politics in relation to Alain Badiou’s philosophy. In this lecture Slavoj Žižek discusses the status of the subject, transcendental phenomenal existence, the difference between act and Event, the necessity … Continue reading →...

ZIZ046 Lacanian Theology and Buddhism (2012)
Slavoj Žižek talking about Lacanian theology in relation to Christianity and Buddhism. In this lecture Slavoj Žižek discusses the Kantian sublime in opera and film, the spectral texture of narrative, the mediation of desire, the Freudian unconscious, the fall in … Continue reading →...

ZIZ045 The Big Other and The Event of Subjectivity (2012)
Slavoj Žižek talking about the big Other in Lacan in relation to Alain Badiou’s theory of the Event. In this lecture Slavoj Žižek discusses the universality of anxiety, Lacan’s theory of truth and subjectivity, the inconsistency of the symbolic structure … Continue reading →...


ZIZ044 The Irony of Buddhism (2012)
Slavoj Žižek talking about the truth and irony of Buddhism. In this lecture Slavoj Žižek discusses Badiou’s conception of the Event and supernumerary element, the universality of truth, the paradox of inactivity, the temporality of analysis, American ideology, the problem … Continue reading →...


ZIZ039 Great Minds (01.07.2011)
Modern radical thinker Slavoj Žižek spoke on the 1st July as part of the ‘Great Minds’ series, and affirmed his status as a great mind of modern philosophy and social, cultural and political theory. Starbucks, social solidarity and self-commodification were … Continue reading →...


ZIZ037 The Idea of Communism and its Actuality (23.03.2011)
Part 1 of the Masterclass 23, 25 & 26.03.2016 While the global political and social situation is getting more and more explosive, emancipatory struggles are more and more hampered by ideological prejudices. This is why some ruthless clarifications are necessary. … Continue reading →...


ZIZ033 On Architecture and Aesthetics (10.06.2010)
Architecture and pleasure from the aesthetics of the common beauty icons. Slavoj Zizek, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Filmed Thursday, June 10, 2010. Video belongs to Arquitectura y Sociedad (Foundation for Architecture and Society)...


ZIZ030 We’re Only Human (20.10.2009)
Slavoj Zizek, the philosopher The New Republic calls “the most dangerous philosopher in the West”, came to the University of Vermont to speak about “Ideology in Hollywood Today”. It was so well attended that people were sitting in the aisles … Continue reading →...



ZIZ024 Utopias (15.06.2009)
Masterclass – day 1 – Notes Towards a Definition of Communist Culture: Utopias The master class analyses phenomena of modern thought and culture with the intention to discern elements of possible Communist culture. It moves at two levels: first, it … Continue reading →...



ZIZ020 The Ambiguity of Obscenity (2009)
Slavoj Žižek speaking about the production of the couple in Hollywood films, focusing initially on the film Titanic, in a careful analysis of the films narration to examine the theme of an occlusion by catastrophe of catastrophe. Slavoj Žižek lecturing … Continue reading →...

ZIZ019 Anti-Semitism, Anti-Semite and Jew (2009)
Slavoj Zizek confronting anti-semitism, zionism, Israel, jews, and Palestine, using, and in contrast to, the works of Jacques Lacan, Alain Baidou, Karl Marx, and Alfred Hitchcock amongst others, in a lecture at the European Graduate School, or EGS, in Saas … Continue reading →...

ZIZ018 Confronting Humanity & The Post-Modern (2009)
Slavoj Žižek discussing Hegel in reference to Charlie Chaplins The Great Dictator, Leni Riefenstahl, fascism, the Nazi propaganda film Kolberg, Alfred Hitchcocks Vertigo, objectivity in film. He also spoke about Peter Sloterdijk and Jürgen Habermas as well as ethics, dignity, … Continue reading →...


ZIZ017 The Interaction with the Other in Hegel (2009)
Slavoj Žižek discussing the process of the event in relation to Alain Baidou. Slavoj Žižek speaking about consciousness, neurobiology, awareness, David Chalmers, Daniel Dennett, the Ptolemization of string theory, Catherine Malabou, Jacques Derrida, sublation, difference of organic evolution and the … Continue reading →...

ZIZ016 The Reflection of Life in Hegel (2009)
Slavoj Žižek discussing the problem of negation and self reflection of life in Hegel, the logic of desire, Lacans master signifier and the object small a, opera, the masturbatory circle and the sexual act, as opposed to authentic love, Lars … Continue reading →...

ZIZ015 The Return to Hegel (2009)
Slavoj Žižek speaking about Hegel and Hegelian concepts of history and historicity, drawing not only on the works of Marxs Grundrisse and Jacques Lacan, but also on opera, Schoenbergs atonal revolution, the experience of impossibility, Freuds death drive, Steven King, … Continue reading →...


ZIZ013 Left in Dark Times (16.09.2008)
Slavoj Zizek, author of Violence: Six Sideways Reflections (Picador; July 22, 2008), and Bernard-Henri Levy, author of Left In Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism (Random House; September 16, 2008) talked about their books on stage with Paul … Continue reading →...


ZIZ011 Fear Thy Neighbor as Thyself (26.11.2007)
Zizek addresses perception, identity, and the “other” in an engaging lecture titled Fear Thy Neighbor as Thyself: Antinomies of Tolerant Reason. The lecture takes the audience on an enlightening journey through the perceptions of identity and tolerance. Hosted by The … Continue reading →...

ZIZ010 Materialism and Theology (2007)
Slavoj Zizek lecturing about materialism and theology, Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and the psychoanalysis of culture and societies. Videolecture focuses on fundamentalism, materialism, theology, atheism, atheists, humanists, humanism, reason, logic, rationality, intelligent design, believe, … Continue reading →...

ZIZ009 Why Only an Atheist Can Believe (10.11.2006)
Why Only an Atheist Can Believe: Politics Between Fear and Trembling Calvin College, Michigan. November 10, 2006 Žižek addresses the complicated relationship between belief, or what we take to be belief, and our desire to see all. The lecture is … Continue reading →...


ZIZ007 Rules, Race and Mel Gibson (2006)
Slavoj Zizek talking about the explicit, truth, rules, politics, Mel Gibson, society, race, racism, antisemitism; lecturing and developing a psychoanalysis of culture and societies. Public open lecture for the students of the European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies … Continue reading →...


ZIZ005 Plea for Ethical Violence (2004)
Slavoj Zizek talking about the Plea for ethical violence, the logic of the system, ethical pressure, harassment, violence of power and politics, ideology, religion and law, reproducing through censorship and repression, Emmanuel Lévinas, objectivity, objectification, self expression and courses without … Continue reading →...

ZIZ004 The Reality of the Virtual (2004)
The Reality of the Virtual is a documentary/lecture film about the Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek. It was directed by Ben Wright. Slavoj Zizek explains the basics of its phyilosophy inspired by Jacques Lacan Hegel and Marx....

ZIZ003 Markets without Substance (2003)
Slavoj Žižek describes how every product creates its counter agent within our societies. Free public open lecture for the students of the Division of Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought at the European Graduate School EGS, Saas-Fee, Switzerland. 2003...


ZIZ002 On Belief and Otherness (2002)
Slavoj Zizek speaking about belief, the other, others radical otherness, respect for otherness, resistance, hatred, intolerance towards wisdom, totalitarian regimes, displacement, multitude and diversity, just action, fighting fascism, preserving humanity by killing the enemy, Alain Badiou, Judith Butler, including references … Continue reading →...