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Wo Es War

A series from Verso edited by Slavoj Žižek

Wo es war, soll ich werdenWhere it was, I shall come into being—is Freud’s version of the Enlightenment goal of knowledge that is in itself an act of liberation. Is it still possible to pursue this goal today, in the conditions of late capitalism? If “it” today is the twin rule of pragmatic-relativist New Sophists and New Age obscurantists, what “shall come into being” in its place? The premise of the series is that the explosive combination of Lacanian psychoanalysis and Marxist tradition detonates a dynamic freedom that enables us to question the very presuppositions of the circuit of Capital.