Slavoj Zizek

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Slavoj Žižek: He’s been called the Elvis of cultural theory and the Borat of philosophy. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images

I’m 20 minutes into an interview with Slavoj Žižek when he propositions sex. As a thought experiment, I stress. “Imagine a love encounter. (...)

Now in their third year, the Irish Young Philosopher Awards took place online due to the pandemic, focusing specifically on moral themes relating to Covid-19

There comes a point in your life, if you’re lucky enough, when you realise your brain is like a tanker turning in the ocean compared with the jet ski (...)

 Rex Ryan in  The Ridleys, at the Peacock Theatre. Photograph:  Ste Murray

It was a dramatic year for theatre, bookended by two moments of crisis. The first played out in the full glare of public attention. The other, which i(...)

‘Judging that a certain course of action is irrational is always relative to a host of other contextual considerations’ Photograph: iStock

Different thinkers down the ages have harboured the dream that irrationality can be eradicated. Plato believed the coronation of a philosopher king – (...)

It is possible Donald Trump is engaging in sincere deception when says he is unaware of Russia’s role in helping him to be elected. Possible but not very likely. Photograph: Reuters

If the combined rise of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson has done any good it has been to reignite interest in epistemology. A micro-industry of books, (...)

TheatreClub: It Was Easy (in the End) at the Abbey Theatre

IT WAS EASY (IN THE END) Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Capitalism is the root of all evil in TheatreClub’s coproduction with the Abbey Theatre: the hom(...)

 William Butler Yeats: After the election of Donald Trump, there was a massive surge in online searches for his magnificently doom-laden “The Second Coming”. Photograph:  Getty

There are many ways to measure the state of the world and economists, ecologists and anthropologists labour mightily over them. Opening the Yeats Inte(...)

Vera Bremerton’s Leviathan, in which venison is sewn on canvas

As art cults go, you couldn’t invent Neue Slowenische Kunst (New Slovenian Art). NSK formed in 1984 in the then Socialist Republic of Slovenia, part (...)

Martin Sharry: a study in intentional awkwardnes

Marky Mac Sherry Tells It Like It Is New Theatre ***    Martin Sharry’s anti-stand-up is a study in intentional awkwardn(...)