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I'm looking for texts and talks where Zizek talks about Mimetic Theory of Rene Girard

I'm looking for texts and talks, where Zizek responds to the Mimetic Theory of Rene Girard. Also the other way around would be interesting.
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What is a Master-Signifier?

I am currently reading "The Fragile Absolute" by Slavoj Žižek. In chapter four he talks about the Master-Signifier. I am not very familiar with Lacan's concepts (I think it comes from him), so could ...
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What could be a philosophical view on hallucinations and selfidentity? [closed]

I am writing my thesis on the experience of hearing voices and I am looking at it from an Interpretative Phenomenoogical (methodology IPA) perspective, so I am also reading a lot of philosophy at the ...
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Why does Zizek always jump to generalizations after describing a concrete example? [closed]

Having read a handful of Zizek's books and articles, you can see that there is a pattern in how he jumps to some general claim after describing an actual situation/joke. Most of the times I feel these ...
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Who is the Big Other, and is there a little Other?

Zizek often draws on Lacan term the Big Other; what is this and what does it mean? One supposes that there may also then be a little other - is this right? What would be sensible examples of either ...
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Can Julian Assange be considered a political philosopher?

Here I do not mean philosophy as its original ancient greek meaning, love of the wisdom. What I mean is a person who establishes the central ideas of some movement, cult, etc. If the answer is yes, ...
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Philosophy of Hauntedness: What is the matrix of Schelling's freedom philosophy?

F. W. J. Schelling’s thought is undergoing an exciting renaissance and reawakening today, which has caused a reconsideration of German Idealism and his influence on the thought of Marx, Freud, ...
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Spirit vs. big Other in Zizek's philosophy

What is the relationship between the Hegelian Spirit and Lacan's big Other in the view of Slavoj Zizek? Are there passages where both are present? or where Spirit is used in a more explicitly ...
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Colonization of the imaginary - is this even possible?

Nowhere is this fetishist logic more evident than apropos of Tibet, one of the central references of the post-Christian "spiritual" imaginary. Today, Tibet more and more plays the role of such a ...
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How would Zizek explain his own popularity with contemporary media?

The functioning of cinema and other artistic and informational mediums within capitalism have been problematised by Zizek from a number of perspectives. within the huge volume of content which Zizek ...
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Globalization directly resuscitates local traditions [closed]

I saw this on Wallerstein's writing, and I am not sure how one leads to this conclusion. What is the source of this quote, "Globalization directly resuscitates local traditions", and how does one ...
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What are the most significant contributions Slavoj Žižek has made to the field of philosophy?

What are the most significant contributions Slavoj Žižek has made to the field of philosophy, perhaps in particular to political philosophy?
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Why did Heidegger (postmodernism) ignore Schelling's later thought?

F.W.J. Schelling (1775-1854) seems to be a seriously overlooked figure of modern philosophy: is there a good reason (beyond the merely historical) for his diminished relative importance compared, for ...