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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-pw1hq
    @Abby-pw1hq 4 роки тому +96

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

    • @moebeing1190
      @moebeing1190 2 роки тому +3

      It's half of the Hawaiian prayer

  • @janamclean1684
    @janamclean1684 3 роки тому +11

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

  • @texticusrex7690
    @texticusrex7690 6 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).

  • @DraconianPolicy
    @DraconianPolicy 5 років тому +47

    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.

    • @metalcraftwroughtiron4886
      @metalcraftwroughtiron4886 4 роки тому +3

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

    • @FancybutFrugal
      @FancybutFrugal 4 роки тому +4

      great comment

    • @janamclean1684
      @janamclean1684 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.

    • @sawtoothiandi
      @sawtoothiandi 3 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

    • @hansfrankfurter2903
      @hansfrankfurter2903 Рік 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.

  • @auraborealis9246
    @auraborealis9246 4 роки тому +33

    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.

    • @rohitsonone9643
      @rohitsonone9643 3 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.

    • @QuinnYouTube
      @QuinnYouTube 3 роки тому +6

      Zizek is your institution

    • @ericcastillo6011
      @ericcastillo6011 Рік тому

      He is everything you claim perhaps anti wisdom at its finest

    • @feverdreamasmr9749
      @feverdreamasmr9749 Рік тому +1

      You did not understand him.

    • @virtualsocialretreat8234
      @virtualsocialretreat8234 7 місяців тому

      it's kinda funny to me when people capitalize things to signal they're Important. and i like the guy but damn this is... a lot lmao

  • @malamalavamama9637
    @malamalavamama9637 3 роки тому +3

    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?

  • @sut3kh
    @sut3kh 3 роки тому +36

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

    • @sut3kh
      @sut3kh 3 роки тому +4

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

  • @griffinsdad9820
    @griffinsdad9820 5 років 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

  • @nataliatarnovsky6997
    @nataliatarnovsky6997 5 років тому +12

    Es un gran pensador...❤🖤

  • @marcvsahlal-khatwa5460
    @marcvsahlal-khatwa5460 6 років тому +6

    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.

  • @irishtony.2879
    @irishtony.2879 4 роки тому +100

    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.

    • @mastervule1844
      @mastervule1844 3 роки тому +8

      username checks out :P

    • @l.w.paradis2108
      @l.w.paradis2108 2 роки тому

      @@mastervule1844 Just thought the exact same thing. ;)

    • @gnickthegnome1981
      @gnickthegnome1981 2 роки тому +3

      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).

    • @isabelmota4546
      @isabelmota4546 Рік тому +1


    • @tildajunkie
      @tildajunkie Рік тому +2

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

  • @RudeBoy-hx1fn
    @RudeBoy-hx1fn 4 роки тому +7

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

  • @translatorstroubles6761
    @translatorstroubles6761 5 років тому +129

    He's so goddamned hard not to like.

    • @wildfeuer
      @wildfeuer 4 роки тому +1

      try it!

    • @lizs606
      @lizs606 3 роки тому +1

      You can't do it

    • @TheREDSKAL
      @TheREDSKAL 3 роки тому +4

      He is really funny basically has acts like comedians

  • @robindurose1751
    @robindurose1751 5 років тому +23

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

  • @Fabzil
    @Fabzil 6 років тому

    Speech starts at 5:02

  • @allendish
    @allendish 5 років тому +12

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

  • @Pedraga
    @Pedraga 6 років тому +11

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

  • @l.w.paradis2108
    @l.w.paradis2108 2 роки тому

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

  • @williamli55
    @williamli55 2 роки тому +1

    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.

  • @spiderlanguage
    @spiderlanguage 11 місяців тому

    Zizek forever!!!!

  • @alejandrazambrano562
    @alejandrazambrano562 3 роки тому +3

    He predicted the future about coronavirus haha love it!

    • @sawtoothiandi
      @sawtoothiandi 3 роки тому +2

      he really nailed the toilet paper-pocalypse

  • @sawtoothiandi
    @sawtoothiandi 3 роки тому +2

    he really nailed the toilet paper-pocalypse here

  • @barbarajohnson1442
    @barbarajohnson1442 4 роки тому +3

    "Victory is the moment of defeat"...

  • @anatonu5003
    @anatonu5003 4 роки тому +8

    What a great mind, I could listen to him forever

  • @notthedroidyourelookingfor8056
    @notthedroidyourelookingfor8056 5 років тому +2

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

  • @ZGGuesswho
    @ZGGuesswho 6 років тому +314

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

    • @markedman1989
      @markedman1989 6 років тому +5


    • @danny.nedelk0
      @danny.nedelk0 6 років тому +41

      Zizek is a leftist. I don't get your point.

    • @izzatradzi10
      @izzatradzi10 6 років тому +17

      Lolo Puhffs
      They like the idea, they just don't know it came from (/like) the guy (as he also criticised some leftist).

    • @bubsadoozy
      @bubsadoozy 5 років тому +54

      Zizek is a representative of the intellectual left. Your friends are more than likely 'left of centre'.

    • @ernstgross5852
      @ernstgross5852 5 років тому +4

      There is only ohne Distinktion : left or right ... facepalm

  • @brendan1871
    @brendan1871 3 роки тому +20

    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.

  • @frankkrumnow7194
    @frankkrumnow7194 6 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 ;)

  • @ditchweed2275
    @ditchweed2275 3 роки тому

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

  • @michimarz
    @michimarz 4 роки тому +11

    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.

    • @RudeBoy-hx1fn
      @RudeBoy-hx1fn 4 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.

  • @dloyfwaymeather977
    @dloyfwaymeather977 6 років тому +61

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

    • @dm6801
      @dm6801 4 роки тому +9

      but they are so hard to read. It seems like I need a strong background in Marx, Hegel, Freud, Kant, and Lacan in order to get the main points of what he is writing about.

    • @Hoxgene
      @Hoxgene 4 роки тому

      Audible ftw

    • @lucaskenui6379
      @lucaskenui6379 4 роки тому +1

      @@dm6801 i have the same feeling :/

    • @youtastelikered
      @youtastelikered 3 роки тому +5

      ​@@lucaskenui6379 Look up Cadell Last's youtube channel, he has an excellent lecture series reading through Žižek's "Less Than Nothing."

    • @musicloverkathy
      @musicloverkathy 2 роки тому +2

      Are they as much fun as his videos?

  • @matthewa6881
    @matthewa6881 6 років тому +253

    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.

    • @EstebanDuPlantiers
      @EstebanDuPlantiers 6 років тому +7

      At 8:15

    • @hanifmajidi296
      @hanifmajidi296 3 роки тому +8

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

    • @musicloverkathy
      @musicloverkathy 2 роки тому

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

    • @benney9908
      @benney9908 2 роки 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

  • @yavuzbahadrtaktak8020
    @yavuzbahadrtaktak8020 5 років тому +6

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

  • @Syne7h
    @Syne7h 11 місяців 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.

  • @brickchains
    @brickchains 6 років тому +15

    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

  • @AntediluvianDoomer
    @AntediluvianDoomer 6 років тому +3

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

  • @DanielAlvarez-oq8ex
    @DanielAlvarez-oq8ex 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.

  • @funkymunky
    @funkymunky 2 роки тому +3

    Starts at 6:01.

  • @robertcece6972
    @robertcece6972 5 років тому +15

    Žižek makes intellectual pizza of his opponents.

  • @janamclean1684
    @janamclean1684 3 роки тому +3

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

  • @rosenamdensuden
    @rosenamdensuden 2 роки тому +1

    Oh that magic feeling, nowhere to go…the Beatles

  • @selfdribblingbasketball9769
    @selfdribblingbasketball9769 3 роки тому +2

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

  • @jonathandavis6014
    @jonathandavis6014 4 роки тому +4

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

  • @l.w.paradis2108
    @l.w.paradis2108 2 роки 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 . . .

  • @Zach-wr6fw
    @Zach-wr6fw 3 роки тому +4

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

  • @hanahutchings
    @hanahutchings 6 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?

    • @banjobill311
      @banjobill311 6 років тому +4

      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.

  • @jlau3000
    @jlau3000 12 днів тому

    Good talk. Thank you. I am writing this in 2023. Just to clarify, No. Nancy Pelosi did not say Trump was OK. No. We the democrats were not into removing Bernie Sanders. The media now since 2020 has learnt to report Trump in better ways, I.e. within the context that he is an autocrat, racist and dangerous.

  • @berlitzmandelbrot4273
    @berlitzmandelbrot4273 4 роки тому +6

    When Slavoj isn’t The one with the worst accent

  • @katarinaaram588
    @katarinaaram588 4 роки тому +2

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

  • @cine4551
    @cine4551 3 місяці тому

    one of the wow- lectures

  • @samirpetrocelli6583
    @samirpetrocelli6583 5 років тому +70

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

    • @nastasharomanenko6790
      @nastasharomanenko6790 4 роки тому +17

      He has himself admitted this once!

    • @TrevaWhateva
      @TrevaWhateva 4 роки тому +1

      Haha that's actually so funny

    • @RaymondtheHon
      @RaymondtheHon 3 роки тому +5

      @@nastasharomanenko6790 might you have a source?

    • @nastasharomanenko6790
      @nastasharomanenko6790 3 роки тому +4

      @@RaymondtheHon 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.

    • @rmcewan10
      @rmcewan10 3 роки тому +1

      Nastasha Romanenko that’s genius

  • @johngolterman7942
    @johngolterman7942 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

  • @fernandov1492
    @fernandov1492 Рік 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

  • @sajan2144
    @sajan2144 4 роки тому +1

    Thank you so much for talking about #Caste

  • @7373walker
    @7373walker 6 років тому +107

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

    • @AnotherOrangeJulius
      @AnotherOrangeJulius 6 років тому +4

      CropKillah that's literally not a minute though

    • @jonathanwoodvincent
      @jonathanwoodvincent 6 років тому +23

      That's because it's in German.

    • @rikk9370
      @rikk9370 6 років тому +1

      CropKillah Off to a great start

    • @henrix999
      @henrix999 6 років тому +6

      You are doing a god's work, son.

    • @rick88261
      @rick88261 6 років тому +5

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

    @WATCHNTELL 5 років тому +2

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

    • @janamclean1684
      @janamclean1684 3 роки тому

      Thank you for directing the audience this important essay

  • @aarondai3968
    @aarondai3968 6 місяців тому

    Could someone leave me the name of the book he refered to when he's talking about belief with no believers? Having some trouble hearing the author and finding the book... Thank you in advance!

  • @MyDenis0
    @MyDenis0 6 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.

  • @anomie1040
    @anomie1040 4 роки тому +30

    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.

    • @Mike-zd8wq
      @Mike-zd8wq 3 роки тому +1

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

    • @MiguelAngel-ql8tx
      @MiguelAngel-ql8tx 2 роки тому

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

    • @anomie6788
      @anomie6788 2 роки тому

      @@MiguelAngel-ql8tx I think ... therefor .... I AM

    • @MiguelAngel-ql8tx
      @MiguelAngel-ql8tx 2 роки тому

      @@Mike-zd8wq Eye thing death etc

  • @smtrm212
    @smtrm212 5 років тому +3

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

  • @Birthdaycakesmom
    @Birthdaycakesmom 2 роки 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?

  • @Solus147
    @Solus147 Рік 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.

  • @materialrevolution1013
    @materialrevolution1013 3 роки тому +14

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

  • @ApplepieFTW
    @ApplepieFTW 3 роки тому +3

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

    • @ivodesu
      @ivodesu 3 роки тому

      I thought the same

  • @kyleeld123
    @kyleeld123 2 роки тому

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

  • @nv7287
    @nv7287 4 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.

  • @spidermine63
    @spidermine63 6 місяців тому

    Wow he predicted the mass buying and hoarding of TP.

  • @TheySchlendrian
    @TheySchlendrian 3 роки тому +10

    The Toilet Paper Story is so prophetic for 2020 xD

  • @happygucci5094
    @happygucci5094 6 місяців тому

    As Astra illicited this discussion in me- both sides of the coin of belief- and I think that by the end- Brad Pitt adopted the Chevovian, Christian Atheist ontology.

  • @danielovercash1093
    @danielovercash1093 4 роки тому +3

    Somebody get this man a GD tissue!

  • @musicloverkathy
    @musicloverkathy 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.

    • @musicloverkathy
      @musicloverkathy 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.

  • @happygucci5094
    @happygucci5094 Рік тому +2

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

    @RATDATSUN 5 років 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

    • @NomisIsGozulike
      @NomisIsGozulike 3 роки тому +2

      They are austrians, not germans.

    • @benajminfelix7449
      @benajminfelix7449 2 роки тому

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

  • @kazisiddiqui6435
    @kazisiddiqui6435 6 років тому +5

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

    • @rverasart
      @rverasart 6 років тому +4

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

    • @p-money4789
      @p-money4789 6 років тому +7

      Disparities, which came out in October 2016.

    • @ashgiri94
      @ashgiri94 4 роки тому +1

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

  • @StefanBorkenstein
    @StefanBorkenstein 6 років тому +9

    Žižek did tžizzle my nitžzle.

  • @YT-ou6vq
    @YT-ou6vq 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.

  • @michaligocki35
    @michaligocki35 6 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.

  • @joelsavoie8641
    @joelsavoie8641 3 роки тому +2

    Wow, that toilet paper analogy

  • @tariqkhurshid6010
    @tariqkhurshid6010 2 роки тому

    So on and so on.

  • @tonatiuhl.8433
    @tonatiuhl.8433 11 місяців тому

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

  • @leoelliondeux
    @leoelliondeux 2 роки тому +2

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

  • @guineapig55555
    @guineapig55555 4 роки тому +1

    Zizek fangirl sperging at 1:03:54

  • @faetont
    @faetont 6 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.

  • @Johnconno
    @Johnconno 3 роки тому +1

    Try 'The Wretched of the Earth'.

  • @Peter-ih2tn
    @Peter-ih2tn 3 роки тому +2

    love the echo on this audio

  • @stewiegriffin6503
    @stewiegriffin6503 Рік тому

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

  • @sisyphus1326
    @sisyphus1326 2 роки тому +1

    Jesus christ this is the scariest thing ever.

  • @vg4414
    @vg4414 2 роки тому +3

    5:30 for non-german speakers

  • @crowstakingoff
    @crowstakingoff 5 років 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

    • @adityatanwar2647
      @adityatanwar2647 5 років 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.

    • @crowstakingoff
      @crowstakingoff 5 років тому +2

      Thank you

  • @danielschaeffer1294
    @danielschaeffer1294 5 років тому +4

    The Zero Mostel of Soviet communism. "Springtime for Stalin and Beria ..."

  • @ornos3133
    @ornos3133 2 роки тому +1

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

  • @curakristian9939
    @curakristian9939 6 років тому +2

    open society open season.

  • @arturwojciechowicz3124
    @arturwojciechowicz3124 4 роки тому

    Or just to ordinary man&woman behind iron curtain 1.18.40, it seems you don't remember those times.

  • @rogersyversen3633
    @rogersyversen3633 6 років тому +2

    1:07:30 to about 1:17:00 or so: so internalized truth creates psychopaths?

    • @josemariarecalde9984
      @josemariarecalde9984 2 роки тому

      Moral relativism and emotions mixed up is what makes u do mad things

    • @josemariarecalde9984
      @josemariarecalde9984 2 роки тому

      This only becomes the case had you previously believed, the hopelessness of lack of god is only there if u had believed in god, and indeed the so called truly good thing is to believe in the good despite there being no reason

  • @seanl2930
    @seanl2930 3 роки тому +1

    This is a good one

  • @theblackdeath4398
    @theblackdeath4398 3 роки тому +5

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

    • @bbHoodski
      @bbHoodski 3 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.

    • @piranha5506
      @piranha5506 3 роки тому

      @@bbHoodski thank you so much

  • @eastafrika728
    @eastafrika728 4 місяці тому

    The problem in Afrika is democracy, politics, religion and capitalism, all bogus human management systems.

  • @texticusrex7690
    @texticusrex7690 6 років тому

    53:30-53:50 Thats actually extremely disturbing. SICK

  • @gnomes7385
    @gnomes7385 6 років тому +9

    Living in the US is miserable.

  • @prevarikator
    @prevarikator 6 років тому +36

    "outsource the revolutionary subject". Brilliant.