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Alenka Zupančič (born 1 April 1966) is a Slovenian philosopher whose work focuses on psychoanalysis and continental philosophy. She is a Slovenian psychoanalytic theorist and philosopher who along with Mladen Dolar and Slavoj Žižek have in large measure been responsible for the popularity in North America of a politically infused Lacanian psychoanalysis.
Born in Ljubljana, Zupančič graduated at the University of Ljubljana in 1990. She is currently a full-time researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a visiting professor at the European Graduate School. Zupančič belongs to the Ljubljana School of Psychoanalysis, which is known for its predominantly Lacanian foundations. Her philosophy is strongly influenced by Slovenian Lacanian scholars, especially Mladen Dolar and Slavoj Žižek.
Zupančič has written on several topics including ethics, literature, comedy, and love. She is most renowned as a Nietzsche scholar, but Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Henri Bergson and Alain Badiou are also referenced in her work.
Works in English
- Ethics of the Real: Kant and Lacan (London: Verso, 2000).
- The Shortest Shadow: Nietzsche's Philosophy of the Two (Cambridge, Mass.; London: The MIT Press, 2003). ISBN 9780-262-74026-5
- The Fifth Condition, [in:] Think Again. Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy (London: Continuum, 2004).
- The Odd One In: on Comedy, preface by Slavoj Žižek (Cambridge, Mass.; London: The MIT Press, 2007).
- Why Psychoanalysis: Three Interventions (Aarhus University Press, 2008)
- ^ Profile at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Accessed: May 1, 2010.
- ^ Alenka Zupančič Faculty page at European Graduate School. Biography and bibliography. Accessed: May 1, 2010.