Philosophical materialism in all its forms a from scientific naturalism to Deleuzian New Materialism a has failed to meet the key theoretical and political challenges of the modern world. This is the burden of philosopher Slavoj A½iA¾ekas argument in this pathbreaking and eclectic new work. Recent history has seen developments such as quantum physics and Freudian psychoanalysis, not to speak of the failure of twentieth-century communism, shake our understanding of existence. In the process, the dominant tradition in Western philosophy lost its moorings. To bring materialism up to date, A½iA¾ek a himself a committed materialist and communist a proposes a radical revision of our intellectual heritage. He argues that dialectical materialism is the only true philosophical inheritor of what Hegel designated the aspeculativea approach in thought. Absolute Recoil is a startling reformulation of the basis and possibilities of contemporary philosophy. While focusing on how to overcome the transcendental approach without regressing to naAmve, pre-Kantian realism, A½iA¾ek offers a series of excursions into todayas political, artistic, and ideological landscape, from Arnold Schoenbergas music to the films of Ernst Lubitsch.This is the burden of philosopher Slavoj A½iA¾ekas argument in this pathbreaking and eclectic new work.
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