Sunday, May 9, 2010

Why Only An Atheist Can Believe?

ŽWhy Only an Atheist Can Believe: Politics Between Fear and Trembling
Calvin College, Michigan. November 10, 2006

Žižek addresses the complicated relationship between belief, or what we take to be belief, and our desire to see all. The lecture is followed by a brief period of questions and answers.

ZiZek was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He received a D.A. in philosophy from the University of Ljubljana, then studied psychoanalysis at the University of Paris. In 1990 he was a presidential candidate for the "Liberal Democracy of Slovenia". Zizek is currently a professor in European Graduate School and a post-doctoral senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana. Zizek is the founder and president of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana.


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