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Bibil Identifier bibil:221449
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) From Russia with Love: Avoiding the Subject
Title (English, ) Why is Žižek's St Paul a Leninist?
Author Oosterling, Henk
Journal Bijdragen. Tijdschrift voor filosofie en theologie (Volume: 70, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 236-253 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Žižek’s intellectual endeavor aims at relocating political subjectivity as the foundation of communal life. As a Leninist he anchors the possibility of a revolution in Heidegger’s ‘decisionism’ and in the practice of St Paul,whose conversion is the bottom line of a revolutionary attitude. Current consumerism avoids this subject and in that sense a-voids or empties subjectivity. The revolutionary subject is the very act of affirmatively a-voiding one's current ethical system in order to radically change the coordinates of the system.
DOI 10.2143/BIJ.70.2.2037129
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Heidegger, Martin
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Materialist Reading
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