i get a free book w admission
Called the most dangerous philosopher in the West, Slavoj Žižek will be speaking at the Cooper Union. Known for its combination of ruthless philosophical critique and obscene humor, Zizek’s work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, as well as film, pop culture, and current events. He is the author of over 50 books, has written and starred in the film the Pervert’s Guide to Cinema, and is the subject of Zizek! and Examined Life by filmmaker Astra Taylor. His lecture will draw on his new book “First as Tragedy, Then as Farce” to discuss the transformations of global society between September 11, 2001 and the current financial crisis. Sponsored by Verso Books and the Brecht Forum, a center for social justice, equality, and radical culture in New York City.
Cooper Union, the Great Hall
7 East 7th Street, at Astor Place, Manhattan
7p; sliding scale $10-15, $15 tickets include a free copy of Zizek’s new book First and Tragedy, Then as Farce
212 242 4201