By Slavoj Zizek
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What happens to our supposedly atheistic, secular beliefs when they meet the internet, consumerism and New Age mysticism? Zizek, the renowned philosopher and cultural critic, shows in his controversial and witty new book that, despite postmodern warnings that belief is groundless, we are secretly believers. From "cyberspace reason" to the paradox of "Western Buddhism," On Belief traces the contours of the often unconscious beliefs that structure our daily experience.
Being a newbie in psychoanalysis,it's rough trying to understand zizek's deconstruction of our daily experiences, especially when the book weaves upon previously written works of other gurus.
On another note, it's hard to deny how prescient Zizek was to nail down the western mythologization of Tibet even back in 2001 when the book was first published.
Gabiq said on Jul 27, 2008, 00:55