August 20, 2011

Zizek on how he defines himself

When asked in an interview how he defines himself, here's what Slavoj Zizek has to say:
I don’t define myself. I hate myself. If you ask me to define myself at gun point putting a gun to my head and tell me ‘tell me, if you don’t, I’ll shoot you’. Then I would say ‘I am a Hegelian Philosopher’. This is what interests me more than anything. The goal is Hegel, more than Lacan, more than Marx. We are just analyzing culture. It’s over now. We need what we once called ‘return to Metaphysical questions.’ We need what we call ‘Big Philosophy’. We need again to ask, ‘what is this universe?’, ‘What is freedom?’ and so on.
From here.

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