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  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781846146268
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

Event: Philosophy in Transit



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 Žižek, 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, Žižek 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.

  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781846146268
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

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