Slavoj Žižek is my favourite modern philosopher.
He sugar coats nothing and never apologizes for it.
Respect for honesty.
Slavoj Zizek: the world’s hippest philosopher
Slavoj Žižek has got an opinion on every subject from decaffeinated coffee to sex,
from seagulls and swearing to the end of the world. He talks to Helen Brown.
June 19, 2011
Flapping his elbows and lathered in sweat, Slavoj Žižek looks like a man in the final throes of radiation sickness doing the birdy dance. But the world’s hippest philosopher is actually miming what he imagines it would feel like to be trapped inside an all-body condom.
“I saw this thing in an American store!” he explodes, lurching towards me in the quiet conservatory of a Bloomsbury hotel. “A total mask for the body! The ultimate in safe sex! So obscene! My God! But I do believe that by analysing this sort of phenomena you learn a lot about where we are. We want coffee without caffeine! Cake without sugar! And this is decaffeinated sex!”
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The article mentions Žižek's film
The Pervert's Guide To Cinema (2006),
I saw this a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. He
brings up a lot of points that opened my eyes a little bit wider.
Worth checking out..if you're into thinking..and I hope you are.