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Slavoj Zizek: On Melancholy by Slavoj Zizek

Slavoj Zizek: On Melancholy

by Slavoj Zizek


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Slavoj Zizek, philosopher and author, talking about melancholy as the loss of the object cause of desire. In this lecture Slavoj Zizek discusses the zero level of dialectics, the death of God, Christianity, the symbolic order and the Freudian distinction between mourning and melancholy in relationship to Jacques Lacan, Karl Marx, Alenka Zupancic, Mladen Dolar, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Judith Butler, Daniel Dennett, Gilles Deleuze and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel focusing on lamella, suture, big Other, commodity fetishism, fantasy, object a, desire, death drive and the unconscious. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2012.

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