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Event: A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept

Event: A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept

Author Slavoj Zizek
Publisher Melville House
Publication Date 2014-08-26
Section Academic New Arrivals / Cultural & Critical Theory
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781612194110

Probably the most famous living philosopher, Slavoj Zizek explores the meaning of events in this short and digestible book

An event can be an occurrence that shatters ordinary life, a radical political rupture, a transformation of reality, a religious belief, the rise of a new art form, or an intense experience such as falling in love.

Taking us on a trip that stops at different definitions of event, Zizek addresses fundamental questions such as: are all things connected? How much are we agents of our own fates? Which conditions must be met for us to perceive something as really existing? In a world that’s constantly changing, is anything new really happening? Drawing on references from Plato to arthouse cinema, the Big Bang to Buddhism, Event is a journey into philosophy at its most exciting and elementary.

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