192 Pages
    by Routledge

    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    What is the basis of belief in an era when globalization, multiculturalism and big business are the new religion? Slavoj Zizek, renowned philosopher and irrepressible cultural critic takes on all comers in this compelling and breathless new book.
    From 'cyberspace reason' to the paradox that is 'Western Buddhism', On Belief gets behind the contours of the way we normally think about belief, in particular Judaism and Christianity. Holding up the so-called authenticity of religious belief to critical light, Zizek draws on psychoanalysis, film and philosophy to reveal in startling fashion that nothing could be worse for believers than their beliefs turning out to be true.

    Biography

    Slavoj Žižek is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Social Studies, University of Ljubljana. He is the author of the best-selling books The Ticklish Subject, Enjoy your Symptom!, The Plague of Fantasies, and The Sublime Object of Ideology.

    'An honest and admirable meditation on what belief may mean today.' - Times Literary Supplement

    'The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in Europe for some decades.' - - Terry Eagleton in the London Review of Books

    'An honest and admirable meditation on what belief may mean today.' - Times Literary Supplement

    '...The content is of the highest quality and an example of the prospective revival of the encounter between philosophy and theology... I would highly recommend (both books) as stimulating and thought-provoking reformulations of religion.' - Modern Believing on On Belief and On Religion