Slavoj Žižek

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Slavoj Žižek ( (listen), SLAH-voy ZHEE-zhek; Slovene: [ˈslaʋɔj ˈʒiʒɛk]; born 21 March 1949) is a Slovenian philosopher, cultural theorist and public intellectual. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London, visiting professor at New York University and a senior researcher at the University of Ljubljana's Department of Philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Slavoj Žižek has received more than 5,343,806 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Slavoj Žižek is the 219th most popular philosopher (up from 226th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Slovenia and the most popular Philosopher.

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is most famous for his work on ideology and psychoanalysis.

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Among philosophers, Slavoj Žižek ranks 219 out of 1,081Before him are Proclus, Diotima of Mantinea, Ibn Tufail, Joseph de Maistre, Chilon of Sparta, and Bias of Priene. After him are Benedetto Croce, Miguel de Unamuno, Isaiah Berlin, Baltasar Gracián, Paul Feyerabend, and Giorgio Agamben.

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Among people born in 1949, Slavoj Žižek ranks 25Before him are Ken Follett, Sandra Mason, Jeff Bridges, Caitlyn Jenner, André Rieu, and Jessica Lange. After him are Sebastián Piñera, Thomas Sankara, Bobby Farrell, Carlos the Jackal, Patrick Süskind, and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.

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In Slovenia

Among people born in Slovenia, Slavoj Žižek ranks 3 out of 295Before him are Giuseppe Tartini (1692) and Barbara of Cilli (1392). After him are France Prešeren (1800), Hugo Wolf (1860), Jože Plečnik (1872), Milan Kučan (1941), Arkan (1952), Santorio Santorio (1561), Janez Janša (1958), Hemma of Gurk (980), and Borut Pahor (1963).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Slovenia

Among philosophers born in Slovenia, Slavoj Žižek ranks 1After him are Jakob Lorber (1800).