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A Hermeneutic of Hope: Problematising Žižek’s Apocalypticism

Författare och institution:
Ola Sigurdson (Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion)
Publicerad i:
International Journal of Žižek Studies, 10 ( 2 ) s. 83–103
ISSN:
1751-8229
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
In this paper, I wish to problematize Slavoj Žižek’s use of the apocalyptic tradition in his political philosophy, especially focusing on the consequences it has for his understanding of hope. Especially, I find his strong emphasis on the disjunction between the state before and after the radical event implies a radical discontinuity between the present state and the state of emancipation, that the possibility falls away of any kind of criteria for a useful distinction between authentic and inauthentic events. Such a lack of a more developed hermeneutics of discernment opens up for a potential ‘decisionism’ in Žižek’s work despite itself; decisionism in the sense of the evental decision itself provides the criteria for what counts as a legitimate emancipation rather than any preconceived criteria.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
HUMANIORA ->
Filosofi, etik och religion ->
Filosofi ->
Praktisk filosofi
HUMANIORA ->
Filosofi, etik och religion ->
Religionsvetenskap ->
Tros- och livsåskådningsvetenskap
HUMANIORA ->
Filosofi, etik och religion ->
Religionsvetenskap ->
Religionsfilosofi
Nyckelord:
Žižek and apocalypticism, political religion, political theology, hope
Postens nummer:
238156
Posten skapad:
2016-06-23 08:35

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