Introduction: The Absolute Revisited—Slavoj Žižek and Dialectical Materialism

  title={Introduction: The Absolute Revisited—Slavoj Ži{\vz}ek and Dialectical Materialism},
  author={A. Hamza and Frank Ruda},
The concept for this book emerged after the publication of Slavoj Žižek’s Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism.1 The initial aim was to gather a series of responses to the book in the philosophical journal Crisis and Critique2 that we both coedit. We envisaged bringing together scholars who begin from different perspectives to seriously engage with the concept of dialectic in the work of G. W. E Hegel and Jacques Lacan as presented and systematically developed by… Expand