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Taft Talks

Slavoj Žižek

Internationally recognized Slovenian Marxist philosopher and cultural critic, Slavok Žižek writes widely on a diverse range of topics, including political theory, film theory, cultural studies, theology, and psychoanalysis. He is currently a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University, and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.

Questions in this interview:

  • How do you understand “disposable life”? (00:15)
  • How is utility undermined? (03:41)
  • Do you think ‘uselessness’ can be political? (07:51)

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