He holds degrees in psychoanalysis, philosophy and sociology and, as well as being a towering public intellectual. I was at the Slavoj Zizek lecture hosted by the Sigmund Frued Society last night. This guy rocks. The title of the lecture was on the Amorous Enlightenment of Adults but the ideas were vast, varied and full of velocity. Slavoj has so many nervous ticks and mannerisms (as well as a chronic lisp), that it’s sometimes hard to concentrate on the incredible and controversial ideas he has, so I really had to listen carefully. The lecture which went well over time was followed up by a Q&A which went equally over time, but it still left the 300 strong crowd wanting more. I’ll post the video here when it goes online, but until then, here’s a 'lil link to Slavoj Zizek lecturing against happiness.
I tole ya he was controversial.