Subjectivity, freedom, and the undoing of modernity in Zizek’s Event

Slavoj Zizek, Event (Melville 2014) [image: Melville House Books]

Zizek’s analysis of the concept of an event in his recent book (Melville, 2014) quickly leads him to focus once again upon the concept of subjectivity – and ultimately (once again) upon himself. Nevertheless, the book itself nicely dramatizes in miniature Zizek’s ongoing exploration of ways to recover and defend modern Cartesian-Romantic conceptions of freedom and its value, in the face of various waves and fronts of post-modern suspicion. Continue reading