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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
This is a short, useful, well-written introduction to the thought of Slavoj Zizek, one of the most important contemporary philosophers. Without ever dumbing Zizek down, Myers offers a clear overview of his often challenging thinking. The book includes a useful survey of all Zizek's books and neatly sums up his views on some of the subjects most important to his...
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i've learned much more about Zizek on youtube than in this introductory volume. i'm not even sure if Myers himself understands Zizek.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 20 Nov 2004
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This is a short, useful, well-written introduction to the thought of Slavoj Zizek, one of the most important contemporary philosophers. Without ever dumbing Zizek down, Myers offers a clear overview of his often challenging thinking. The book includes a useful survey of all Zizek's books and neatly sums up his views on some of the subjects most important to his philosophy, e.g. racism and the nature of "the Subject". It explores Zizek's indebtedness to Jacques Lacan without getting mired in bewildering jargon. There remains no substitute for reading Zizek's original books, but for a student wishing to know more about Zizek this is a valuable resource.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars recommended for all newcomers to Zizek, 11 Jan 2007
Of all the books in the Routledge Critical Thinkers series this is certainly one of the best. An excellent introduction to Zizek, his interpretation of Lacan, Marx and Hegel, as well as a good guide to his thought in its own right. The only worry is, with Zizek churning out new books at a rate of knots, this introduction may some become dated!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Zizek made easy!, 7 Sep 2009
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Annabelle Lentle (Hamburg) - See all my reviews
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I bought this because although I like Zizek a lot, I felt like I didnt have a real grasp on him. This book really helps to give form to the sometimes ecclectic nature of his lectures and writings. Well put together!
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1.0 out of 5 stars fail, 18 July 2012
i've learned much more about Zizek on youtube than in this introductory volume. i'm not even sure if Myers himself understands Zizek.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Lacan For Morons, 25 Jan 2005
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William Findlay (Manchester, England) - See all my reviews
A lazy, trite and disingenuous volume that does little to illumine further the thinking of either Zizek or Lacan. Potential enthusiasts of Slavoj are strongly encouraged to go directly to the primary material - where the arguments are retailed with greater clarity, wit and verve.
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