Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian Marxist philosopher, psychoanalyst and cultural critic. He is a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in London. Together with Dominik Finkelde, he is editor of the series "Lacanian Explorations” published by August Verlag. His recent books include: Less Than Nothing. Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism (2012); Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism (2014); Trouble in Paradise. From the End of History to the End of Capitalism (2014).