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“”I already am eating from the trash can all the time. The name of this trash can is ideology. The material force of ideology makes me not see what I am effectively eating.
|—Slavoj Žižek on ideology|
“”There's no theory in any of this stuff, not in the sense of theory that anyone is familiar with in the sciences or any other serious field. Try to find in all of the work you mentioned some principles from which you can deduce conclusions, empirically testable propositions where it all goes beyond the level of something you can explain in five minutes to a twelve-year-old. See if you can find that when the fancy words are decoded. I can't.
|—Noam Chomsky on Slavoj Žižek|
Slavoj Žižek (born 1949) is a Slovene philosopher who has written numerous books about Lacan, Marx, and Hegel, peppering reams of copy with heavy interpretations of the most esoteric of Freudian thinkers with jokes about the Cold War, Alfred Hitchcock, and the difference between toilets in various European countries.
- The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012), via Wikiquote
- "Slavoj Žižek Responds to Noam Chomsky: 'I Don't Know a Guy Who Was So Often Empirically Wrong'", openculture.com (17 July, 2013). Archived from the original at 26 September 2015 using the Wayback Machine.
- Slavoj Žižek. Atheism is a Legacy Worth Fighting For, New York Times, Mar. 13, 2006.