A Dead Giveaway

Our old e-pal, the estimable Deogolwulf, appears to have caught the Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek in a spot of plagiarism. Žižek is something of a “rock star” in certain Continental circles, and so the affair has attracted some attention — so much so that Newsweek has now run an article about it all.

That the presence of a few paragraphs of comprehensible prose in Žižek’s writing was sufficient to blow the whistle on intellectual theft should tell you most of what you need to know about Continental philosophy.

Read Deogolwulf’s revelatory post here. See also his other posts on Slavoj Žižek, here, here, and here — and if you ‘ve never read Deogolwulf before, do yourself a big favor and browse his archives, on the sidebar here.

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  1. Kevin Kim says

    I’m already a Žižek hater, so please pardon my Schadenfreude at this most excellent news. But will it be enough to torpedo the man? Murphy’s Law says no.

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 6:15 pm | Permalink
  2. “Murphy’s Law says no.”

    Obama’s Law concurs: The likelyhood of the torpedo-strike is inversely proportional to the degree of egregiousness of the outrage.

    Posted July 12, 2014 at 11:19 am | Permalink