Slavoj Žižek’s philosophy spans over more than three decades, which is confirmed by the
numerous books he published since the late 1980s. Since his thinking about the idea of logos
is no exception, this article focuses on what can be termed Žižek’s early philosophy, and
especially that depicted in his The sublime object of ideology (1989) and The metastases of enjoyment
(1994). Whilst the former underlines the psychological aspects of the logos, the latter focuses
more on theories about being, as well as on theological considerations. This is why, three uses
of the logos were identified in Žižek’s thought: psychological, ontological and theological, all
three with a clear focus on the human being as conceived in modern thought, which for Žižek
seems to be utterly opposed to traditional thinking about man and his relationship with God.
It is clear from Žižek that whilst the notion of God does appear in this thought, it only refers
to the human being which encapsulates the essence of Žižek’s philosophy to the point that
the logos itself is a fundamental feature of the human being’s material existence in the natural
world. Regardless of whether the logos points to psychology, ontology or divinity (theology),
it always emerges as an idea which centres on the human being, with a special interest in how
it exists as well as how it works in the world.