- Name: Slavoj Žižek
- Born: 03/21/1949 (71 years old)
Slavoj Žižek (/ / listen) SLAH-voy ZHEE-zhek; Slovene:[ˈslaʋɔj ˈʒiʒɛk]; born 21 March 1949) is a Slovenian philosopher, a researcher at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Arts and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities of the University of London. He is a self-described “radical leftist” and a “communist in a qualified sense,”. He is also Global Eminent Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul and Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University. He works in subjects including continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, political theory, cultural studies, art criticism, film criticism, Marxism, Hegelianism and theology.
Slavoj Žižek quotes :
You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way, that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books. Even as a child, I was most happy being alone. This has not changed.Slavoj Žižek
I - and I still consider myself, I'm sorry to tell you, a Marxist and a Communist, but I couldn't help noticing how all the best Marxist analyses are always analyses of a failure.Slavoj Zizek