Now, people look at it and say, “Oh what is the message that he’s half naked?” There’s no message. The message is that I was fucking tired.

–Slavoj Žižek  (From an interview in Salon)

See Žižek in bed, actually making very good points about philosophy as a modest enterprise of meaning, rather than as idealized questions about absolute Truth. Interestingly, he is fully referencing Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics here–although he doesn’t cite it.

Slavoj Žižek at his home in Lubljana.

About C.P.

Collin is a professional writer and scholar. He holds an MA in Philosophy and a BA in English literature. His philosophical work has appeared in print published by Wiley/Blackwell and Open Court. More of his writings, philosophical, literary, comic, and just plain nonsensical are available online. He currently lives in Seattle where he is writing science fiction, dressing up for Cons, and wreaking havoc on his opponents (npcs and tabletop humans alike).
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