On Belief

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Routledge, 2001 - Philosophy - 170 pages
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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.

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

Kind of ho-hum, compared to his best works, but of course he brings enough rhetorical flourishes and insights to keep it interesting throughout. Read full review

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User Review  - Kev - Goodreads

Finished it last week. Had a profoundly unsatisfying group discussion about it last night. Why can't people just read the material before them and discusss the MATERIAL, instead of thier internal ... Read full review

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