Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Less Than Nothing, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously, Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, six volumes of the Essential Zizek, and many more.
"iek is breathtakingly perceptive" - Terry Eagleton (Praise for Less Than Nothing): Few thinkers illustrate the contradictions of contemporary capitalism better than Slavoj Zizek ... one of the world's best-known public intellectuals. -John Gray, New York Review of Books. A gifted speaker - tumultuous, emphatic, direct - and he writes as he speaks. - Jonathan Ree, Guardian. A serious attempt to reanimate or re-actualize Hegel. - Robert Pippin, author of Hegel's Idealism.