Zizek’s Like a Thief in Broad Daylight

First the Bad News, Then the Good News… Which May Be Even Worse

Zizek begins with a popular idea from Badiou, “from Socrates onwards, the function of philosophy is to corrupt the youth, to alienate (or, rather, ‘extraneate’ in the sense of Brecht’s verfremden) them from the predominant ideologico-political order, to sow radical doubts and enable them to think autonomously” (1).

Notes

[1] The numbers in parenthesis are the page numbers to the book so you can see what I am talking about for yourself. The page numbers of what I am referencing is shown when I am done with the page (i.e. I might write 4 paragraphs without any reference to page numbers, however, once I write a page number down the prior 4 paragraphs without page numbers are all references to that given page number, I am doing this so as to clutter the least possible amount).

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Amar M. Deville

Amar M. Deville

Studying Philosophy, Economics, and Psychoanalysis.