Critical Readings: Violence - (Slavoj Zizek, 2009) (1)

Thursday, 9 December

Critical Readings: Violence - (Slavoj Zizek, 2009) (1)

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Critical Readings book reading group starts "Violence" from Slavoj Žižek.

The slovenian philosopher examines the ways we perceive and misperceive violence, questioning the permissiveness of violence in philanthropy and reflecting on the powerful image and determination of contemporary terrorists.

Violence, Žižek states, takes three forms: subjective (crime, terror), objective (racism, hate-speech, discrimination), and systemic (the catastrophic effects of economic and political systems).

In this first meeting we will read and discuss Introduction and Chapter 1 "Violence: Subjective and Objective".

The book is availabe in epub format here:
https://cloud.d-zona.cz/index.php/s/85MBX8gdSPkaK8J

It is not strictly necessary to read the book to join the meeting, although it is recommended in order to participate in the discussion.

The chapters will be presented and resumed by attendants of the group, and then the whole group will discuss its content.
The format of the reading group will be explained at the beginning of the meeting.

The event is held in english.

Date & Time: 

Thursday, 9 December, 2021 - 19:00

Category: 

  • discussion/presentation

Topics: 

  • book reading
  • reading club
  • book discussion
  • book reading club

Price: 

  • free
Hybernská 998/4
11000 Prague
Czech Republic

Directions: 

Building B: Room 1B

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