Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism

Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism


Philosophical materialism in all its kinds – from medical naturalism to Deleuzian New Materialism – has didn't meet the foremost theoretical and political demanding situations of the fashionable global. this is often the load of thinker Slavoj Žižek’s argument during this pathbreaking and eclectic new paintings. contemporary historical past has noticeable advancements resembling quantum physics and Freudian psychoanalysis, to not converse of the failure of twentieth-century communism, shake our figuring out of existence.

In the method, the dominant culture in Western philosophy misplaced its moorings. To convey materialism brand new, Žižek – himself a devoted materialist and communist – proposes a thorough revision of our highbrow history. He argues that dialectical materialism is the single real philosophical heir of what Hegel precise the “speculative” procedure in thought.

Absolute Recoil is a startling reformulation of the foundation and probabilities of modern philosophy. whereas targeting find out how to triumph over the transcendental process with out regressing to naïve, pre-Kantian realism, Žižek bargains a sequence of tours into today’s political, inventive, and ideological panorama, from Arnold Schoenberg’s track to the movies of Ernst Lubitsch.

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