Slavoj A iA ek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include "Living in the End Times"; "First as Tragedy, Then as Farce"; "In Defense of Lost Causes"; four volumes of the Essential A iA ek; and many more.
"Few thinkers illustrate the contradictions of contemporary capitalism better than Slavoj A iA ek ... one of the world's best-known public intellectuals."--John Gray, "New York Review of Books" "A serious attempt to reanimate or re-actualize Hegel."--Robert Pippin, author of Hegel's Idealism "A gifted speaker--tumultuous, emphatic, direct--and he writes as he speaks." --Jonathan Ree, "Guardian" "The Hegel that A iA ek loves is much like A iA ek himself: a relentless iconoclast, a restless wordsmith, an inventive thinker with a hatred of received wisdom, an underminer of conventionally acknowledged truths. A iA ek's Hegel is a kind of cosmic prankster."--"Bookforum" "A lucid rendering of modern society's debt to Hegel."--"Publisher's Weekly" "The publication of "Less Than Nothing" is a major event in contemporary philosophy."--"Hey, Small Press"