Renata Salecl

philosopher, sociologist

Renata Salecl is a philosopher and sociologist. She is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana and a Professor at the School of Law, Birkbeck College, London, United Kingdom. Salecl has held numerous Visiting Professorships at Cardozo School of Law, New York, Humboldt University, Berlin, and Duke University, Durham, among other institutions. Her work is very interdisciplinary and focuses on bringing together law, criminology, the study of political ideologies, and psychoanalysis.  


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“Salecl is the author of Choice, a concise yet deeply insightful new read on the complexity of the human capacity to choose, drawing on everything from philosophy to pop culture to psychology to online dating.” — Brain Pickings
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Books


Renata-Salecl-Clovek CLoveku virus
Slovenian

Človek človeku virus

Poglobljena refleksija najrazličnejših sprememb, ki jih vnašata v naše življenje koronavirus in pandemija.

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Renata-Salecl-Strast do nevednosti
Slovenian

Strast do nevednosti

Nevednost ni le odsotnost ali nasprotje znanja, je tudi zamolčano védenje, namerno neznanje in še marsikaj.

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English

A Passion for Ignorance: What We Choose Not to Know and Why

An original and provocative exploration of our capacity to ignore what is inconvenient or traumatic.

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Research


Her research work is very interdisciplinary and focuses on bringing together law, criminology, the study of political ideologies, and psychoanalysis.


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Če bi naša policija imela maske namesto pendrekov, bi to bila čisto drugačna komunikacija

INTERVIEW

Filozofinja Renata Salecl je v času pandemije izdala knjižico Človek človeku virus, poglobljeno refleksijo najrazličnejših sprememb, ki jih v naša življenja prinaša koronavirus. Katere so njene ključne ugotovitve?

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TED Talk: Our unhealthy obsession with choice

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We face an endless string of choices, which leads us to feel anxiety, guilt and pangs of inadequacy that we are perhaps making the wrong ones. But philosopher Renata Salecl asks: Could individual choices be distracting us from something bigger—our power as social thinkers?

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'Capitalism Is Humanity's Neurosis'

INTERVIEW

Freedom is a good thing, isn't it? Not always, argues Slovenian philosopher Renata Salecl. The liberty to choose from an unlimited number of career options or coffee brands ultimately becomes a burden. Our modern capitalist society is ruled by a "tyranny of choice."

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In The Media-Delo-Ignoriram, torej obstajam

Ignoriram, torej obstajam

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V knjigi Slika Doriana Graya Oscar Wilde pravi, da je samo ena stvar slabša od tega, da se o nas govori – in to je, da se o nas ne govori.

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