Book Review of Slavoj Zizek’s ‘Event’

Posted in Society and Culture by Karthick RM on March 4, 2014

Read the full review at The Oxonian Review. Excerpt below.

“in my opinion, three key figures can be identified in the history of Love as an idea: St. Augustine, who explored the unconditional nature of divine Love, or agape; Shakespeare, who elucidated the simultaneously ephemeral and eternal nature of mortal Love; and finally, Žižek, who conceptualises mortal Love as an act of divine violence, an Event where “an Absolute intervenes which derails the balanced run of our daily affairs”. It is maybe for this reason that he is considered ‘the most dangerous philosopher in the West’.”


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