Less than Nothing is more than something (part I)

Butler, Rex (2014) Less than Nothing is more than something (part I). International Journal of Zizek Studies, 8 1: 1-10.

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Author Butler, Rex
Title Less than Nothing is more than something (part I)
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Less than Nothing is more than something (part I)
Journal name International Journal of Zizek Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1751-8229
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Place of publication Leeds, United Kingdom
Publisher Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds
Collection year 2015
Language eng
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...the profound question Less than Nothing asks – appropriate insofar as the book is both the summa and in a way the end-point of Žižek’s thinking (paradoxically, we might say that he has never written bigger and never written smaller) – is how long this division performed by theory can continue? How long can we, or better Žižek, carry on thinking? How long can this separating of things from themselves thanks to a new master-signifier persist? When will it reach its end? Will philosophy ever lose its drive? These are all questions, needless to say, put to Hegel, insofar as it was claimed he had brought thinking to an end. And this end can perhaps take two forms, both of which Žižek considers in Less than Nothing. (And again, importantly, for all of the challenge this poses to theory – and specifically to Žižek’s own theory – it is never for Žižek a matter of rejecting this model of thought as division, which as he shows goes all the way back to Plato’s Parmenides)...
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Additional Notes This essay was originally written as a paper for the 2104 International Žižek Studies Conference at the University of Cincinnati.

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