o. Slavoj Zizek, Nature Does Not Exist


Slavoj Zizek, VPRO – Tegenlicht, The Netherlands
2010, 3 min 58 sec

Controversial Slovenian philosopher, Slavoj Žižek, talks about the ongoing ecological crisis and concludes that Nature doesn’t exist.

Not humanity’s impotence but rather omnipotence is terrifying, since we can’t grasp the impact of the power of that omnipotence. This takes us to the treshold of a new era: the antropocene, in which humanity literally becomes a geological factor. For instance, certain human activity can cause earth quakes.Conclusion? Maybe, paradoxically, nature does not exist.The image of nature that we spontaneously accept, that it’s balanced, harmonised, and gets destroyed by excessive human angecy, that nature does not exist.