Slavoj i ek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes and many more.
Praise for Slavoj i ek: "The excitable fluency, ursine congeniality and gleeful readiness to provoke and offend all feed the sense of authentic spontaneity and energy that has made i ek something like European philosophy's punk icon, packing out auditoriums around the world." --Josh Cohen, New Statesman "Few thinkers illustrate the contradictions of contemporary capitalism better than Slavoj i ek, one of the world's best-known public intellectuals." --John Gray, New York Review of Books "A gifted speaker--tumultuous, emphatic, direct--he writes as he speaks." --Jonathan R e, Guardian "Like Socrates on steroids. Breathtakingly perceptive." --Terry Eagleton "Such passion, in a man whose work forms a shaky, cartoon rope-bridge between the minutiae of popular culture and the big abstract problems of existence, is invigorating, entertaining and expanding enquiring minds around the world." --Helen Brown, Daily Telegraph