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Slavoj Žižek - The Courage of Hopelessness (May 2017)

  • Опубліковано 22 тра 2017
  • A copy of the live stream of Žižek's talk in Vienna on May 2017, in promotion of his upcoming book: The Courage of Hopelessness. A very special thanks to AK Vienna (Arbeiterkammer Wien) for letting us use the video in question. Make sure to subscribe to their channel: / akoesterreich And a special thanks to Nordisk Film for letting us use the full sequence of the film.
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  • Abby
    Abby 3 роки тому +83

    Ends his speech by saying, "thank you very much and I'm sorry".. Zizek is the best!

    • Moe Being
      Moe Being Рік тому +2

      It's half of the Hawaiian prayer

  • IrishTony.
    IrishTony. 3 роки тому +85

    I miss studying philosophy in university. People inclined towards philosophical thought are such unique people. I remember almost getting into a fistfight with someone over the definition of, and necessity of Nothing.

    • Brendan Mason
      Brendan Mason 4 місяці тому +2

      I would hit like, but 69 likes is a precious thing.

    • Isabel Mota
      Isabel Mota 11 місяців тому +1


    • Gnick the Gnome
      Gnick the Gnome Рік тому +1

      I should have been studying with the two of you. I'm stuck with liberal religious life students who believe themselves to be some kind of white saviors (while absolutely fearing any kind of substantial conversation).

    • L.W. Paradis
      L.W. Paradis Рік тому

      @mastervule Just thought the exact same thing. ;)

    • mastervule
      mastervule 3 роки тому +8

      username checks out :P

  • Jana McLean
    Jana McLean 3 роки тому +7

    I find Slavoj Zizek so inspiring. Wish there was a fan page somewhere. I also like the intelligent comments his lectures attract.

  • happy gucci
    happy gucci 3 місяці тому

    Thank you for sharing your immense talents with the world Professor Zizek. Much love from Bermuda

  • Robin Durose
    Robin Durose 4 роки тому +22

    His command of the English language at this level is incredible ,,,, .His view of modern society is even greater,

  • Natalia Tarnovsky
    Natalia Tarnovsky 4 роки тому +9

    Es un gran pensador...❤🖤

  • Ana Tonu
    Ana Tonu 3 роки тому +7

    What a great mind, I could listen to him forever

  • Azarael77
    Azarael77 2 роки тому +30

    Zizek: "I don't have time to bring this other example."
    Also Zizek: *brings this other example*

    • Azarael77
      Azarael77 2 роки тому +3

      Zizek: "I will not bore you with the other stories I always tell."
      Also Zizek: *bores us with the other stories he always tells*

  • Griffinsdad
    Griffinsdad 4 роки тому +6

    I really appreciate this guys voice. Especially about what's going on and what action to take. Something that, to me looked like an example of an action for change happened recently with the kid in Canada who let Walmart know he quit and why over the store intercom. I dunno... Strength n Love

  • Aura Borealis
    Aura Borealis 3 роки тому +31

    Žižek is the top global intellectual of the highest order, an epitomy of human accomplishments not transhumanism technology, great satirist on serious complex issues, aware and enlightened, full of knowledge and wisdom, honest and unaffected, 'cuts through the crap', original and charismatic,
    seeker of the truth, curious and open to new information, incredible clarity and articulation as an ESL,
    natural comic style. Detailed and organized thought cannot be confined by time-limitations, so his
    remarks and references are intended to provide context but appear to some as going on a tangent, and sometimes he does. His books will provide the details. He is a breath of fresh air from the fake 24/7 Corporate Media's News Anchors and their Guests with their superficial politeness of 'Excuse Me' followed by 'You're Welcome' which is repetitive, annoying, time-consuming or their sanitized 'political
    correctness' or their 'weaponized language and moral relativism' to shut down critical thinking. Various
    Ideologies, including political and economic doctrines, have ruled the world since time immemorial and have been used to over-turn Institutions, Establishments and even Civilizations. It's time we, the populace, understand the power of Philosophy and Psychology and not leave it solely in the hands of the Intellectuals. Today, we have global communication and Žižek is giving us this opportunity to understand Who We Are; What We Are Doing; Why We Are Doing It; When We Started On This Path; Where We Are Headed. We will not get this self-knowledge through Corporate-Academics or through their pro​té​gé. Western education, perspective and culture make it doubly difficult to grasp his deeper meanings. He goes beyond Greek Civilization to more ancient ones, condemns the obliteration of eastern contribution and references the Upanishads, among others and this is what has made him a Real Philosopher.

    • Fever Dream asmr
      Fever Dream asmr 4 місяці тому

      You did not understand him.

    • Eric Castillo
      Eric Castillo 10 місяців тому

      He is everything you claim perhaps anti wisdom at its finest

    • Quinn Korsune
      Quinn Korsune 2 роки тому +6

      Zizek is your institution

    • rohit sonone
      rohit sonone 2 роки тому +1

      I may not write as well and as precisely as you but I feel every point you made makes so much sense. Thank you for the comment.

    TEXTICUS REX  5 років тому +30

    Although I dont agree with every position he takes on every topic ,I always loved this guy from the first moment I heard him speak.He has a way of arresting a thought pattern and punching one out of their nullified paradigm of public discourse. Fascinating slant on how we approach the term (way of life).

  • Zug G
    Zug G 5 років тому +288

    My most left friends actually love Zizek when I speak to them as long as they don't hear the name.

      ERNST GROSS 6 місяців тому

      @mihiec what is what now?

      ERNST GROSS 7 місяців тому

      @mihiec I see, you are not familiar with sarcasm ... That was actually my point!

    • mihiec
      mihiec 7 місяців тому

      @ERNST GROSS no, its not.

  • Malama LavaMama
    Malama LavaMama 2 роки тому +2

    This is my forth video of watching Prof. Zizek. This guy can talk and makes you want to listen. He seems to be the kinda guy you could have a couple shots with and agree or disagree with; but by the end of the night you would be arm in arm with him singing Slovenian folk songs and exchanging off color jokes. But tell me, why do I feel like stealing second base?

  • RudeBoy99143
    RudeBoy99143 3 роки тому +6

    He looks from his wardrobe and hairstyle like he could just as easily be an electrician. Very endearing.

  • Brendan
    Brendan 2 роки тому +18

    56:05 Oh, I do think I've heard this one before, Zizek!
    Damn lol, 3 years prior to the event, he basically just describes the toilet paper 'shortage crisis' that occurred in the U.S., Australia, etc., sparked by Covid-19 and hysterical social logic.

  • Phil Barker
    Phil Barker 4 роки тому +48

    Slavoj has some good insights here. 32:30 - He says there are no "authentic" ways of life; all cultures are just different versions of social conflict. I agree, but what he doesn't explicitly say is that this struggle is intrinsically tied to civilization itself. Maybe this is just implied or assumed, but I think it should be stated: all civilizations have internal conflict, because all civilizations are imperialistic in nature, and they can only exist if there is a massive imbalance of power. There is no such thing as a civilization without oppression. It doesn't matter which region of the world it came from, what language the people speak, what metaphysical beliefs the people have, etc. because the fundamental principle is, wherever people form a society that expands in complexity beyond hunter-gatherers, a hierarchy of material power and authority is established that controls the social dynamics.
    42:57 - He makes a good point. It is foolish and patronizing to assume a different culture is some kind of harmless collection of rituals and traditions. Within each culture, there is a a form of oppression going on, guaranteed. It would be more intelligent to understand this, and recognize that if you want absolute tolerance of other cultures, then you also want absolute tolerance of the oppression within each culture. It is irresponsible to think in such general terms.

    • Hans Frankfurter
      Hans Frankfurter 8 місяців тому

      I like the way Zizek puts it, but its nothing new tbh. Its been called the paradox of tolerance, and its been around since Popper wrote the Open society and its Enemies in 1945.

    • iam sumbodie
      iam sumbodie 2 роки тому +3

      do you think then any type of organisation could reduce to a minimum these oppressions then? it seems it is desirable to move towards minimising them rather than expanding and exacerbating them

    • Jana McLean
      Jana McLean 3 роки тому +2

      Phil Barker, I wish I could give you 100 thumbs up for your post above. Brilliant, thank you so much for sharing your valuable insights.

    • Fancy but Frugal
      Fancy but Frugal 3 роки тому +4

      great comment

    • Metalcraft Wrought Iron
      Metalcraft Wrought Iron 3 роки тому +3

      Phil Barker I like the way you laid that out. You are so correct there.

  • Dloyf Waymeather
    Dloyf Waymeather 5 років тому +59

    As it goes for Zizek videos, I warn you read his books dont rely just on the speeches

    • Jack Zeng
      Jack Zeng Рік тому

      @D M of course you need…What do you think??

    • Puru Raj Singh Uppal
      Puru Raj Singh Uppal Рік тому

      Why should one read his books? And why not?

    • Kathy Lewis
      Kathy Lewis 2 роки тому +2

      Are they as much fun as his videos?

    • Max
      Max 2 роки тому +5

      ​@lucas kenui Look up Cadell Last's youtube channel, he has an excellent lecture series reading through Žižek's "Less Than Nothing."

    • lucas kenui
      lucas kenui 3 роки тому +1

      @D M i have the same feeling :/

  • TranslatorsTroubles
    TranslatorsTroubles 5 років тому +128

    He's so goddamned hard not to like.

    • Rik Nic
      Rik Nic 2 роки тому +4

      He is really funny basically has acts like comedians

    • Liz S
      Liz S 2 роки тому +1

      You can't do it

    • Jive Thunders
      Jive Thunders 3 роки тому +1

      try it!

  • Pedro Costa
    Pedro Costa 5 років тому +10

    This time, he kept a good pace with not so much cuts, fortunetly.

  • Spider Language Over Lunch
    Spider Language Over Lunch 2 місяці тому

    Zizek forever!!!!

  • Matthew A
    Matthew A 5 років тому +252

    Zizek: I'm sick of telling my usual stupid jokes. Today I will be serious about this subject matter.
    Zizek: *Proceeds to tell a joke about two Jewish guys.*
    He just can't help himself haha.

    • Benney
      Benney Рік тому +1

      i think it's a similar rethoric to when people say they're not a good speaker when they're about to hold a speech

    • Kathy Lewis
      Kathy Lewis 2 роки тому

      You just didn't know that when you start telling jokes, you're supposed to start with Orwell.

    • Hanif Majidi
      Hanif Majidi 2 роки тому +8

      To be fair he is quoting Freud telling the joke so it technically qualifies as serious scholarly work

    • Steve Baroti
      Steve Baroti 5 років тому +7

      At 8:15

  • Allen Dish
    Allen Dish 4 роки тому +11

    As an Armenian, I appreciate the Radio Erevan joke at 21:25

  • Alejandra Zambrano
    Alejandra Zambrano 3 роки тому +3

    He predicted the future about coronavirus haha love it!

    • iam sumbodie
      iam sumbodie 2 роки тому +2

      he really nailed the toilet paper-pocalypse

  • Kathy Lewis
    Kathy Lewis 2 роки тому +2

    I don't care if he's right, left or upside down. I have 1 course in introductory philosophy and hated it, but I find him fascinating and extremely compelling. He's even gotten me to read some Hegel. I just really enjoy him.

    • Kathy Lewis
      Kathy Lewis 2 роки тому

      I don't have time to tell you the worst story of pleasure. You know the one about Goebbels where he says blah, blah blah blah blah. Too bad I don't have time to tell it, lololol.

  • fцику мцику
    fцику мцику Рік тому +3

    Starts at 6:01.

  • Louis Clark
    Louis Clark Рік тому +1

    Oh that magic feeling, nowhere to go…the Beatles

  • iam sumbodie
    iam sumbodie 2 роки тому +2

    he really nailed the toilet paper-pocalypse here

  • L.W. Paradis
    L.W. Paradis Рік тому

    "I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive." -- Tropic of Cancer

  • No username
    No username  3 дні тому

    Exactly, when communities lose or give up the right to arrange their own marriages they are giving up a certain sense of autonomy as well by proxy. We effectively destroyed marriage as an institution.

  • Jonathan Davis
    Jonathan Davis 3 роки тому +4

    Say one thing for Slavoj Zizek, say he's got friends. Lol

  • Robert Cece
    Robert Cece 4 роки тому +15

    Žižek makes intellectual pizza of his opponents.

  • Ditch Weed
    Ditch Weed 2 роки тому

    I saw this feed a moment after i felt suddenly encouraged.

  • Brick Chains
    Brick Chains 5 років тому +14

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope some day you'll join us
    And the world will be as one

  • Solus47
    Solus47 9 місяців тому +1

    56:15 The toilet paper story has happened all over the world during Covid. And not just with toilet paper, but with everything.

  • Barbara Johnson
    Barbara Johnson 3 роки тому +3

    "Victory is the moment of defeat"...

  • John Golterman
    John Golterman 2 роки тому +3

    The Central Committee at our next meeting will discuss your commentary here, and the Party will decide and you will be informed of the official Party decision, which train station to report to and train times. Sincerely, Bill, Mark, Jack

  • Unwashed Brain
    Unwashed Brain 5 років тому +3

    He said he was going to contain his usual dirty anecdotes but he couldn't contain himself for 30 mins

  • Zach
    Zach 2 роки тому +4

    The toilet paper anecdote really drives home how the real has intruded into our lives 2020

  • SelfDribblingBasketball
    SelfDribblingBasketball 2 роки тому +2

    56:25 He talks about what exactly happened during the beginning of the Quar, the toilet paper panic.

  • CropKillah
    CropKillah 5 років тому +106

    Starts at 5:08 in German for a minute, then from 5:33 in English.

    • Johnno 2
      Johnno 2 4 роки тому +1


    • get paid 01
      get paid 01 5 років тому +5

      CropKillah bless you and all others who save peoples time.👍👍

    • henrix999
      henrix999 5 років тому +6

      You are doing a god's work, son.

    • Rikk
      Rikk 5 років тому +1

      CropKillah Off to a great start

    • Jonathan Wood Vincent
      Jonathan Wood Vincent 5 років тому +23

      That's because it's in German.

  • Anomie409 Pause
    Anomie409 Pause 3 роки тому +29

    I think when he was a kid his Dad played "I'm going to steal your nose" game and mentally scared his child. Now he has to check every minute to make sure its still there.

    • Miguel Ángel
      Miguel Ángel 2 роки тому

      @Mike 1234 Eye thing death etc

    • Anomie
      Anomie 2 роки тому

      @Miguel Ángel I think ... therefor .... I AM

    • Miguel Ángel
      Miguel Ángel 2 роки тому

      IT, THIS, is an ACT THAT just means one thing: that WE supposed that act means SOMETHING.

    • Mike 1234
      Mike 1234 2 роки тому +1

      "You know, sniff, son, that nose of yours is pure ideology."

  • ChexMix
    ChexMix 2 місяці тому

    Buddhists don't really think of it as "love" in the same way that we think of "love" in English, it's more like compassion and realizing oneness. Also, there are different kinds of love and love and compassion are different.

  • Shlendrian
    Shlendrian 2 роки тому +10

    The Toilet Paper Story is so prophetic for 2020 xD

  • Kazi Siddiqui
    Kazi Siddiqui 5 років тому +5

    What's Zizek's latest book that focuses on philosophy?

    • Ashwat Giri
      Ashwat Giri 3 роки тому +1

      I’ve noticed that pretty much all of his books are on Hegel even if he doesn’t explicitly mention Hegel.

    • P-money4
      P-money4 5 років тому +7

      Disparities, which came out in October 2016.

    • Rodrigo Veras
      Rodrigo Veras 5 років тому +4

      probably absolute recoil, it sounds like an extension of less than nothing

  • Not The Droid You're Looking For
    Not The Droid You're Looking For 4 роки тому +2

    holy shit when did he overcome his nervous ticks when speaking!

  • sajan
    sajan 3 роки тому +1

    Thank you so much for talking about #Caste

  • ModeOfExistence
    ModeOfExistence 3 місяці тому

    Precise political action makes more sense than the reification of supreme principles.

  • Yavuz Bahadır Taktak
    Yavuz Bahadır Taktak 4 роки тому +6

    You may say i am a dreamer, but i am not the only one

    LADISLAV_KUBO 4 роки тому +2

    the title seems to resemble, just without any instant and superficial denotations, Vaclav Havel's essay The Power of the Powerless...

    • Jana McLean
      Jana McLean 3 роки тому

      Thank you for directing the audience this important essay

  • Peter
    Peter 2 роки тому +2

    love the echo on this audio

  • William Li
    William Li Рік тому

    I'm sorry to say, but he did not predict the toilet paper shortage of 2020. The story is simply a testament to the predictability of human behaviour. What is brilliant about the toilet paper story though, is his understanding of the mechanisms that led to the shortage, as well as his ability to package that understanding into such a perfect summary: the danger of beliefs that no one actually believes.

  • The Dude
    The Dude 2 роки тому +5

    56:14 is EXACTLY what happened in 2020, it shows how humans are all so fundamentally the same

  • Frank Krumnow
    Frank Krumnow 5 років тому +9

    Anyone believes Mr. Zizek getting tired of his old jokes? I don't buy it as it seems to be a vitalpart of his personaliy ;)

  • Samir Petrocelli
    Samir Petrocelli 5 років тому +71

    I'm starting to think that Slavoj's international friends are imaginary, and convinient.

    • Hard Rock Lobster Roll
      Hard Rock Lobster Roll 2 роки тому +1

      Nastasha Romanenko I really love that anecdote and it’s much cuter knowing it’s about his wife

    • rmcewan10
      rmcewan10 2 роки тому +1

      Nastasha Romanenko that’s genius

    • Nastasha Romanenko
      Nastasha Romanenko 3 роки тому +4

      @Raymond Hon Good question. It was a more 'personal' talk here on youtube where he said his anecdote about the woman whose lover said she should lose 'three or four pounds' was actually his wife.

    • Raymond Hon
      Raymond Hon 3 роки тому +5

      @Nastasha Romanenko might you have a source?

    • Jake Niedzwiecki
      Jake Niedzwiecki 3 роки тому +1

      Haha that's actually so funny

  • Alexis Mijatovic
    Alexis Mijatovic 5 років тому +36

    "outsource the revolutionary subject". Brilliant.

  • Katarina Aram
    Katarina Aram 3 роки тому +2

    Is he courageous about speaking up for his friend Julian Assange?

  • ApplepieFTW
    ApplepieFTW 2 роки тому +3

    56:30 amazing relevance to Corona toilet paper stupidity, but probably with the reasons reversed

  • Michal M
    Michal M 3 роки тому +10

    I have to tell you a story, sorry if some of you probably know it. Once my good American friend told me about Zizek, but I said f**k you I don't have time for this stuff. Then later another good friend of mine from Croatia recommended Zizek to me, and I almost watched one of his videos. But when an old German friend told me the same, I finally started to watch it, and so on and so on.

    • RudeBoy99143
      RudeBoy99143 3 роки тому +1

      Your story is... traditional European supremacy? Write off Americans, write the Eastern bloc off slightly less, and pay attention when one of the members of the country who imagined the Holocaust suggests it? What a fantastic story.

  • Daniel Alvarez
    Daniel Alvarez 2 роки тому

    He did not mention about ideologý on the fact that they were imposing their languague just because he was there. It was completely absurd.

  • Jana McLean
    Jana McLean 3 роки тому +2

    Get Rid of False Solutions, this is Slavoj Zizek's meaning of the courage of hopelessness

  • Hana Hutchings
    Hana Hutchings 5 років тому

    ""we don't need open hearts, we need precise political action to break this cycle of global geopolitics which creates and will continue to create refugees " ---is it not possible to need both?

    • Banjo Bill
      Banjo Bill 5 років тому +3

      As long as it is truly both. The centrists will always sell out the latter while trying to push the former as a consolation. That's what actually happens.

  • L.W. Paradis
    L.W. Paradis Рік тому

    "Multiculturalism," when encountered in the smallest ways, and in relatively trivial matters, is always rejected. For example, in the US (and most English-speaking countries), children are not taught to write in cursive. The fact that ALL the major languages in the Americas except English use cursive and value it means nothing. They are all supposed to buy a keyboard from our tech hegemons. ;) never fails . . .

  • Material Revolution
    Material Revolution 2 роки тому +14

    56:14 this man predicted the toilet paper shortage of 2020

  • Theodora Kimmel
    Theodora Kimmel Рік тому

    Is the judge saying it was the involuntary manslaughter or homicidal sexual assault? It has to do with lack of consent. You tell people you don’t have cream, only milk, even if they don’t want cream, they now know if they change their minds... they now know what they are getting themselves into. What kind of a coffee shop doesn’t have cream? There are a few... find out?

  • smt rm
    smt rm 4 роки тому +3

    we are approaching deep shit , radical love is all we have

  • N V
    N V 3 роки тому

    I always wonder how he thinks we can change our system... when it drives largely without our vote or input...
    I didn't choose to have a growth based economic system (although I believe capitalism to be superior to socialism, not only in terms of raising quality and innovation, but also in terms of efficiency) We are only allowed to vote on what our governments let us vote on! The world bank will continue to do business, take loans and buy land regardless on my thoughts! African countries will also continue to run debt and keep their people at subsistence level all the while expecting handouts - over bettering their policies and care of their people! Until the world bank is financially penalised for displacement and negative externalises of loans it will continue and ditto for "aid packages" sent by our governments.
    Changing this will likely be impossible. Just as changing our need to perpetually grow on an earth with finite resources... Which in reality is the driver of this whole tragedy!
    Resources and perpetual growth.... on a dying planet.
    Combined with politicians concerned with popularity over policy that will benefit generations to come.

  • Y T
    Y T 4 роки тому

    1:22:18 WTF are you talking about, if things are going to shit (which I contest and believe is just what fear and anxiety ridden leftists believe) where is the logic to change everything radically? It's like if the ship is sinking, you propose that it's time to invent some new type of boats and learn to fly when the answer is to get in the life boats and row to shore. It would seem the logical answer is to conserve what needs to be conserved, not try unproven, conjectured changes along the lines of idiot writers from the 18th and 19th century propose that have plenty of historical precedence as being wrong and leading to indisputable failure.

  • Fabzil
    Fabzil 5 років тому

    Speech starts at 5:02

  • Michał Ligocki
    Michał Ligocki 5 років тому +2

    1:43:20 - okay, I live in one of those countries (Poland) and I'd say those kind of cretinous theories could circulate only in some (extraordinarily idiotic) small neonazi/nationalist groups full of edgy children. Zizek seems to be bullshitting big time. I hope nobody proves me wrong.

    • Tamas Cs
      Tamas Cs 5 років тому

      He is not.

  • Berlitz Mandelbrot
    Berlitz Mandelbrot 3 роки тому +6

    When Slavoj isn’t The one with the worst accent

  • Denis Dražetič
    Denis Dražetič 5 років тому +7

    god knows whit what mental predisposition people already come , watching guys speak, you will never know what will these people take out from his talks.

  • Sean L
    Sean L 2 роки тому +1

    This is a good one

  • marcvs ahl al-khatwa
    marcvs ahl al-khatwa 5 років тому +5

    Profesore dragi, pa sa svima ces da zaratis. Ha ha, da vas nema trebalo bi vas izmislit. Neka ste mi zivi i zdravi barem jos sto godina, i iz dekade u dekadu sve ludji i ludji. Samo dalje tako, nemilosrdno u glavu. Bogu I Marxu je dosadilo ovo doba circle-jerkinga, laganja, medjusobnog lizanja i sveopceg kukavicluka. Pun rafal Profesore mili, da oni koji na nogama ostanu mozda i vrijede neku sitnu paru.

  • Fernando Alatorre
    Fernando Alatorre 7 місяців тому

    Does anyone know what the language of the short film is?
    Doesn't sound quite like german, i think it's a scandinavian language but not sure

  • Tonatiuh L.
    Tonatiuh L. 2 місяці тому

    Did zizek just predicted on 2017 the Toilet paper crysis during covid?

  • Leo Leon
    Leo Leon Рік тому +2

    Yo, man predicted the toilet paper crises at the beginning of the pandemic lolll

  • Daniel Overcash
    Daniel Overcash 3 роки тому +3

    Somebody get this man a GD tissue!

  • agus allan poi
    agus allan poi Рік тому +2

    toilet paper´s exyugoslavia´s anecdote at the 70´s and exposed before covid 19 in 2017...great!!!

  • BaronessStrange
    BaronessStrange 5 років тому +21

    I was there

  • V G
    V G 2 роки тому +3

    5:30 for non-german speakers

  • Joel Savoie
    Joel Savoie 2 роки тому +2

    Wow, that toilet paper analogy

  • Tariq khurshid
    Tariq khurshid Рік тому

    So on and so on.

  • Stefan Ritter von Borkenstein
    Stefan Ritter von Borkenstein 5 років тому +9

    Žižek did tžizzle my nitžzle.

    RAT DATSUN 4 роки тому +15

    1:35:50 Holocaust example to a German audience, you could hear a pin drop they wont be caught laughing about anything to do with the Holocaust. LOL

    • benajmin felix
      benajmin felix Рік тому

      @NomisIsGozulike Austria shares and is wrapped a similar culture and tradition as German

    • NomisIsGozulike
      NomisIsGozulike 2 роки тому +2

      They are austrians, not germans.

  • kyleeld123
    kyleeld123 2 роки тому

    does anybody know what speech he is referencing at 54:04? cant quite understand what hes saying

  • Kamil Gryczka
    Kamil Gryczka 5 років тому +2

    What is the name of this Danish film? Does anyone have a clue?

    • Kamil Gryczka
      Kamil Gryczka 5 років тому +1


    • Hamza Nesrate
      Hamza Nesrate 5 років тому +4

      A Conspiracy of Faith (2016) by Hans Petter Moland

  • Vertov
    Vertov 5 років тому +9

    thanks for fixing audio ;)

    • Ippolit Belinski
      Ippolit Belinski  5 років тому +8

      No problem, sorry for the previous version. I want t say it wont happen again, but it probably will. Live streams are a bit tricky like that :)

  • Uri
    Uri 2 роки тому +3

    Who is watching 56:15 during Covid-19?? 😅

  • sisyphus13
    sisyphus13 2 роки тому +1

    Jesus christ this is the scariest thing ever.

  • bogdanyer
    bogdanyer 5 років тому +3

    nice. thanks

  • jaye see
    jaye see 2 роки тому +1

    Try 'The Wretched of the Earth'.

  • Vinko Malada
    Vinko Malada 5 років тому +1

    His first comment about Austrian politic is how Austrian foreign minister have dirty surname :-) But it is so true, not only in Slovenian, but also in Croatian/Serbian, Kurz in different declinations of the word can get very nasty meanings.

  • CrowsTakingOff
    CrowsTakingOff 4 роки тому +2

    Can someone help me find the book he mentions on the caste system at 34:40? It sounds like "The loss of [mano]" or something like that

    • CrowsTakingOff
      CrowsTakingOff 4 роки тому +2

      Thank you

    • Aditya Tanwar
      Aditya Tanwar 4 роки тому +3

      CrowsTakingOff Laws of Manu.
      Manusmriti is a Hindu scripture which propagates division of society on the basis of caste.
      One could compare it with Bible. Except instead of ‘dialogues’, it has verses, laws and medieval theocratic philosophy
      It’s a bullshit book, unless you’re interested in theological nonsense.

  • The Binary Epidemic
    The Binary Epidemic 4 роки тому +1

    Zizek fangirl sperging at 1:03:54

  • Stewie Griffin
    Stewie Griffin 6 місяців тому

    dude, Germans are so cold, I had to turn up heat in the room

  • The Black Death
    The Black Death 2 роки тому +5

    Can anyone explain the Hegelian coffee phenomenon he keeps mentioning? I do not know precisely what he means

    • Piranha
      Piranha 2 роки тому

      @BRYΛN bbHoodski KΞLΞMΛN thank you so much

    • BRYΛN bbHoodski KΞLΞMΛN
      BRYΛN bbHoodski KΞLΞMΛN 2 роки тому +1

      You've probably already figured it out but for anyone else reading this, let this open up a discussion.
      Put simply, the point of the joke is to illustrate how ideology is more powerful/desired than the actual "things" that ideology delivers. That humans think and function in paradoxical ways.
      For example - Patriotic Americans take pride in "being 'mericans and having 'merican values." What are those values? Free speech, gun ownership, freedom of religion and so on.
      But ask those patriotic Americans about those values individually or list them without the context of "merican values" then they become less passionate about them. They love 'merican values more than they love freedoms of speech.
      It's a paradox, one of the many that he's talked about in this speech - Pleasure and guilt. Enjoyment and pleasure. Ideology and belief.

  • Ornos
    Ornos Рік тому +1

    Does anyone know that book form that right wing guy that Zizek quoted from?

  • Destroy Date
    Destroy Date 5 років тому +3

    Does Slavoj Zizek come from the same country as Laka from the sit-com Taxi??

    • Katarina Aram
      Katarina Aram 3 роки тому +1

      He is Melania's countryman.

    • Mobi Ditch
      Mobi Ditch 4 роки тому +1

      Destroy Date Zizek is in fact the reincarnation of Andy Kaufman.

  • Chavena De Hemoglobina
    Chavena De Hemoglobina 5 років тому +24

    "And so on... Awh... And so on, and so on." 38:02