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Event

Philosophy in Transit

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Drawing on references from Plato to arthouse cinema, the Big Bang to Buddhism, Event is a journey into philosophy at its most exciting and elementary. What is really happening when something happens? In the second in a new series of accessible, commute-length books of original thought, Slavoj Zizek, one of the world's greatest living philosophers, examines the new and highly-contested concept of Event. An Event can be an occurrence that shatters ordinary life, a radical political rupture, the emergence of a religious belief, the rise of a new art form, or an intense experience such as falling in love. After an event, nothing remains the same even if there are no obvious large changes. Taking us on a trip which stops at different definitions of Event, Zizek addresses fundamental questions such as- How much are we agents of our own fates? Which conditions must be met for us to perceive something as really existing? In a world that's constantly changing, is anything new really happening? Drawing on references from Plato to arthouse cinema, the Big Bang to Buddhism, Event is a journey into philosophy at its most exciting and elementary.

Product code: 9781846146268

ISBN 9781846146268
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H181xW114xS13
No. Of Pages 224
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
An Event can be an occurrence that shatters ordinary life, a radical political rupture, a transformation of reality, a religious belief, the rise of a new art form, or an intense experience such as falling in love. This book examines the new and highly-contested concept of Event.