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Against Human Rights: A lecture by Slavoj Zizek

Human Rights are wrong and should be resisted at all costs.


Slavoj Zizek, social theorist and lacanian psycoanalyst, has established himself as one of the most trenchant and perceptive critics of Western political culture at work in the world today. In the sumptuous Great Hall at the Royal Courts of Justice, Zizek will argue that in their exclusive focus on the prevention of suffering, the Western doctrine of human rights evacuates politics and retreats back to the terrain of good and evil. By denying the political subjectivity of its victims, the enforcement of human rights throughmilitary and political intervention only serves to preserve those victims as victims and prepare the way for continued violations of human rights.


Speaker(s):

Professor Slavoj Zizek | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

18 May 2005 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

TBC

 

Venue:

The Great Hall
The Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
London



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Organised by:

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
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Tickets:

£8, £7 Concs, £6 ICA Members

Available from:

Box Office- 0207 930 3647

Additional Information:

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