Contradictions That Matter: Sex, Ontology, Apocalypse
The Institute for Critical Theory brings together Ljubljana scholars - Slavoj Zizek, Mladen Dolar, and Alenka Zupancic - to discuss contradictions that matter in our world today.
Perhaps the best way to identify an epoch is to search for the "contradictions" (antagonisms) that traverse it. This series will focus on three of them which define our historical moment: the inconsistencies and tensions of sexual politics (transgender movement, MeToo, etc.); the philosophical tension between scientific naturalism and a dimension supposed to escape it; and the controversies about the forthcoming (ecological, economic, social) apocalypse - is the threat real or just a projection of our inability to deal with the new situation?