Slavoj Žižek

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Person.png Slavoj ŽižekRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(philosopher, writer)
Born21 March 1949
Alma materUniversity of Ljubljana, University of Paris VIII

Professor Slavoj Žižek is International Director of Birkbeck Institute of Humanities (BIH) at the University of London. He has published over 50 books (translated into 20 languages) on topics ranging from philosophy and Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, to theology, film, opera and politics, including "Lacan in Hollywood" and "The Fragile Absolute". His latest publications include "Hegel in A Wired Brain" (Bloomsbury Press, London 2020) and "Chronicles of a Time Lost – Pandemic 2" (Polity Press 2020).[1]

Presidential candidate

Slavoj Žižek was a candidate for, and nearly won, the Presidency of his native Slovenia in the first democratic elections after the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1990.[2]


On 31 December 2020, Slavoj Žižek wrote in Jacobin magazine that we've been given a choice between a return to the old exploitative normality and a post-COVID corporate "Great Reset" that promises to be even worse. We need a real alternative, a "Socialist Reset" that can win justice for all and save the planet from climate apocalypse.[3]


Slavoj Žižek is a Council member of Progressive International, the international organisation uniting and mobilising progressive left-wing activists and organisations.[4]

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