Filozof Žižek je ujel krasotico

--I’ve seen those photos. For someone who describes love as violent and unnecessary, you seem to have pulled off quite the affair. Your wife [Argentinian model Analia Hounie] wore a long white dress and held a bouquet. How traditional! 

Yes, but did you notice something? If you look at the photos, you can see that I am not happy. Even my eyes are closed. It’s a psychotic escape. This is not happening. I’m not really here.

I planted some jokes in my wedding. Like, the organizers asked me to select music. So when I approached wife at the ceremony, they played the second movement from Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony, which is usually known as the “portrait of Stalin.” And then when we embraced, the music that they played was Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden.” I enjoyed this in a childish way! But marriage was all a nightmare and so on and so on.

ーーーーSlavoj Zizek: I am not the world’s hippest philosopher!


When were you happiest?
A few times when I looked forward to a happy moment or remembered it - never when it was happening.

What is your greatest fear?
To awaken after death - that's why I want to be burned immediately.

What is your earliest memory?
My mother naked. Disgusting.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the twice-deposed president of Haiti. He is a model of what can be done for the people even in a desperate situation.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Indifference to the plights of others.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Their sleazy readiness to offer me help when I don't need or want it.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Standing naked in front of a woman before making love.

Aside from a property, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?
The new German edition of the collected works of Hegel.

What is your most treasured possession?
See the previous answer.

What makes you depressed?
Seeing stupid people happy.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
That it makes me appear the way I really am.

What is your most unappealing habit?
The ridiculously excessive tics of my hands while I talk.

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
A mask of myself on my face, so people would think I am not myself but someone pretending to be me.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Watching embarrassingly pathetic movies such as The Sound Of Music.

What do you owe your parents?
Nothing, I hope. I didn't spend a minute bemoaning their death.

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
To my sons, for not being a good enough father.

What does love feel like?
Like a great misfortune, a monstrous parasite, a permanent state of emergency that ruins all small pleasures.

What or who is the love of your life?
Philosophy. I secretly think reality exists so we can speculate about it.

What is your favourite smell?
Nature in decay, like rotten trees.

Have you ever said 'I love you' and not meant it?
All the time. When I really love someone, I can only show it by making aggressive and bad-taste remarks.

Which living person do you most despise, and why?
Medical doctors who assist torturers.

What is the worst job you've done?
Teaching. I hate students, they are (as all people) mostly stupid and boring.

What has been your biggest disappointment?
What Alain Badiou calls the 'obscure disaster' of the 20th century: the catastrophic failure of communism.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
My birth. I agree with Sophocles: the greatest luck is not to have been born - but, as the joke goes on, very few people succeed in it.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
To Germany in the early 19th century, to follow a university course by Hegel.
How do you relax?
Listening again and again to Wagner.

How often do you have sex?
It depends what one means by sex. If it's the usual masturbation with a living partner, I try not to have it at all.

What is the closest you've come to death?
When I had a mild heart attack. I started to hate my body: it refused to do its duty to serve me blindly.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
To avoid senility.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The chapters where I develop what I think is a good interpretation of Hegel.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
That life is a stupid, meaningless thing that has nothing to teach you.

Tell us a secret.
Communism will win.

Q&A Slavoj Žižek, professor and writer

Interview by Rosanna Greenstreet
The Guardian, Saturday 9 August 2008




―― 一番恐れていることは何ですか?












―― 一番やましい楽しみとは?




















《―― 一番やましい楽しみとは?




ニーチェを読むと、彼はこのキリスト教的美徳〔すなわち同情〕を口を極めて排撃しているけれど、それはつまりは、彼がどんなに自分の中のその能力のために悩み苦しんだかの証拠に他ならない。( 吉田秀和――神崎繁『ニーチェ――どうして同情してはいけないのか』より)



 いつもだ。本気で誰かを愛してる時には、攻撃的で後味の悪いbad taste発言をしてしまうんだ。》については、次の文で捕捉しよう。

ラカンによる愛の定義 ――「愛とは自分のもっていないものを与えることである」 ――には、以下を補う必要がある。「それを欲していない人に」。誰かにいきなり情熱的な愛の告白をされるというありふれた体験が、それを確証しているのではないか。愛の告白に対して、結局は肯定的な答を返すかもしれないが、それに先立つ最初の反応は、何か猥褻で闖入的なものが押しつけられたという感覚だ。(ジジェク『ラカンはこう読め!』)







この逆転の時を見逃さないように、とくに注意しなければならない。愛する者と愛される者という二元性という最初の構図はなくなり、今や二つの愛する主体となったが、非対称はやはり存在する。なぜなら、対象自身が、主体化によって、いわば自身の欠如を表明しているからだ。 (ジジェク『快楽の転移』 )




ーーBut you went into analysis with Miller?

Yeah, but it was very perverted, strange analysis. I went into analysis because I was for private reasons, unfortunate love affair, into deep, deep, deep crisis. And then it worked in a purely bureaucratic way. He told me, come next week, come tomorrow at 5pm. I was really in a suicidal mood for about a month and the idea was, wait a minute, I can not kill myself because I have to be tomorrow at five with Miller. The purely formally bureaucratic structure of obligation allowed me to survive the worst crisis, and then it went on for years.(Parker, (2003) ‘Critical Psychology: A Conversation with Slavoj Žižekより)





《In Lacanian terms, marriage subtracts from the object (partner) “what is in him/her more than him/herself,” the objet a, the object‐cause of desire, it reduces the partner to an ordinary object. The lesson of marriage which follows Romantic love is: you are passionately in love with that person? So marry her and you will see what he or she is in everyday life, with his or her vulgar tics, petty meanness, dirty underwear, snoring, and so forth. One should be clear here: it is marriage whose function it is to vulgarize sex, to take all true passion out of it and turn it into a boring duty. 》(Zizek”Less Than Nothing“)




ジョゼフ・マンキエヴィッツの古典的ハリウッド流メロドラマ『三人の妻への手紙』……失踪する婦人は、スクリーンには一度も登場しないのだが、ミシェル・シオンの言う<幻の声>として、つねにそこにいる。画面の外から聞こえる、小さな町に住む宿命の女、アッティー・ロスの声が、ストーリーを語る。彼女は、日曜日に河下りをしている三人の妻のもとに一通の手紙が届くように手配した。その手紙には、ちょうどその日、彼女たちが町にいない間に、彼女たちの夫の一人と駆け落ちするつもりだと、書かれている。旅を続けながら、女たちはそれぞれ自分の結婚生活の問題点をフラッシュバックで回想する。三人とも、アッティーが駆け落ちの相手として選んだのは自分の夫ではないか、という不安に駆られる。なぜなら彼女たちにとって、アッティーは理想的な女性である、妻には欠けた「何か」をもった洗練された女性であり、結婚そのものが色褪せて見えてしまうくらいなのだ。第一の妻は看護婦で、教養のない単純な女性で、病院で出会った裕福な男と結婚している。二番目の妻は、いささか下品だが、ばりばり仕事をする女性で、大学教授であり作家である夫よりもはるかに稼ぎがいい。三番目の妻は、たんに金目当てに裕福な商人と愛のない結婚をして労働者階級から成り上がった女である。素朴なふつうの女、仕事ができる活発な女、狡猾な成り上がり女、三人とも妻の座におさまりきらず、結婚生活のどこかに支障をきたしている。三人のいずれにとっても、アッティー・ロスは「もう一人の女the Other Woman」に見える。経験豊富で、女らしい細やかな気配りがあり、経済的にも独立している、と。(……)