Zizek on neighbourly love

It is relatively well known that Zizek calls himself a ‘Christian atheist’ – paradoxical as that may sound. In this post, let us have a look at a particular statement from Christ, ‘love thy neighbour as thyself’ that Zizek gives a particular spin to. This is, as readers of Zizek would expect, a political statement, not simply a moral or religious one; and it is in this sense that Zizek can entertain the relationship between […]

Friedrich Nietzsche and Lou von Salomé, the myth of marriage proposals

The following is not really a paradox as such, but rather falls into the category that I call ‘philosophy gossip’. It could still be thought of as a paradox, but then in the Greek sense of the word – something that is “contrary to common belief”. There is also a double paradox that is the result of the following analysis; though my primary aim here is to shed some light on a historical misrepresentation that […]

Paradox of a perfect partner

It is no secret that people fall in love all the time. It is equally no surprise that in our earlier years, we are all looking for that someone special. In fact, we are looking for that perfect person to fall in love with. What is quite interesting, however, is that people fall in love with each other’s imperfections. The paradox is exactly that it is our flaws and imperfections that make us more appealing […]