Probably the most famous living philosopher, Slavoj Žižek explores the concept of ‘event’, in the second in this new series of easily digestible philosophy
What is really happening when something happens?
In the second in a new series of accessible, commute-length books of original thought, Slavoj Žižek, one of the world’s greatest living philosophers, examines the new and highly-contested concept of Event.
An Event can be an occurrence that shatters ordinary life, a radical political rupture, a transformation of reality, a religious belief, the rise of a new art form, or an intense experience such as falling in love. Taking us on a trip which stops at different definitions of Event, Žižek addresses fundamental questions such as: are all things connected? How much are we agents of our own fates? Which conditions must be met for us to perceive something as really existing? In a world that’s constantly changing, is anything new really happening? Drawing on references from Plato to arthouse cinema, the Big Bang to Buddhism, Event is a journey into philosophy at its most exciting and elementary.