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SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS: HEGEL’S PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT

YouTube: SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS.  Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit.  (Playlist) Patreon: Exclusive Personal Reflection Welcome to the fourth lecture covering Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit.  In this lecture we are going to be covering the chapter titled "Self-Consciousness".  Of course this chapter has already presupposed a working through of consciousness.  We worked through consciousness as sensual immediacy to logical … Continue reading SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS: HEGEL’S PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT

REALISM IN PSYCHOANALYSIS. CHAPTER 4 – OBJECT-DISORIENTED ONTOLOGY (PART 1)

YouTube: REALISM IN PSYCHOANALYSIS.  Object-Disoriented Ontology (Part 1). (Series Playlist). Welcome to Lecture 13 of Alenka Zupančič’s What Is Sex?. In this lecture we will be focused on Part 1 of Chapter 4 — Object-Disoriented Ontology.  In this subsection titled “Realism in Psychoanalysis” we will be exploring the concept of reality as it appears in … Continue reading REALISM IN PSYCHOANALYSIS. CHAPTER 4 – OBJECT-DISORIENTED ONTOLOGY (PART 1)

SUBLATION AND REPETITION. CHAPTER 7 – THE LIMITS OF HEGEL (PART 5)

YouTube: Sublation and Repetition.  Žižek's Less Than Nothing: Chp. 7. Pt. 5. (Series Playlist) Welcome to Lecture 25 of Slavoj Žižek's Less Than Nothing focused Part 5 of Chapter 7 - The Limits of Hegel.  This subsection is actually titled "Aufhebung and Repetition" where "Aufhebung" is German for "Sublation", a central concept in Hegelian philosophy. … Continue reading SUBLATION AND REPETITION. CHAPTER 7 – THE LIMITS OF HEGEL (PART 5)

Return to Freud (1): Contradiction and Causality

I recently had the opportunity to organize an online course focused on understanding the Freudian unconscious in the context of modern philosophy.  This was an opportunity to return to the original documents published by Freud on the discovery of the unconscious, and also see the way in which this discovery is interpreted by speculative theorists … Continue reading Return to Freud (1): Contradiction and Causality

Return to Origin: A Night with Peyote

A few years ago I posted a report on my first ayahuasca experiences.  Now it is time to report on my first peyote experience.  There was a marked difference in the experiences using these psychoactive entheogens (substances).  These differences have been well documented by different spiritual practitioners and this article will not go into the … Continue reading Return to Origin: A Night with Peyote

THE FORMAL ASPECT. CHAPTER 7 – THE LIMITS OF HEGEL (PART 4)

YouTube: The Formal Aspect. Zizek's Less Than Nothing: Chp. 7, Pt. 4. This subsection is entitled “The Formal Aspect”. Here we attempt to elucidate the limits of Hegel’s philosophical system as it comes into contact with notions of Deleuzian repetition and the Freudian unconscious. Here Žižek is first concerned with emphasising the way in which … Continue reading THE FORMAL ASPECT. CHAPTER 7 – THE LIMITS OF HEGEL (PART 4)

JE TE M’ATHÈME… MOI NON PLUS. CHAPTER 3 – CONTRADICTIONS THAT MATTER (PART 4)

YouTube: JE TE M’ATHÈME… MOI NON PLUS.  Contradictions That Matter (Part 4).  (Series Playlist) Welcome to Lecture 11 of Alenka Zupančič's What Is Sex? focused on Part 4 of Chapter 3 Contradictions That Matter.  This subsection is titled "Je Te M’athème… Moi Non Plus".  Zupančič starts this subsection by analysing a dialogue between Alain Badiou … Continue reading JE TE M’ATHÈME… MOI NON PLUS. CHAPTER 3 – CONTRADICTIONS THAT MATTER (PART 4)

SELF-RELATING NEGATION. CHAPTER 7 – THE LIMITS OF HEGEL (PART 3)

YouTube: SELF-RELATING NEGATIVITY.  The Limits of Hegel (Part 3) (SERIES PLAYLIST) Welcome to Lecture 23 of Slavoj Žižek's Less Than Nothing focused on subsection 3 titled "Varieties of Self-Relating Negation" (in the book) in Chapter 7 - The Limits of Hegel.  This is a very complex subsection and a very technical subsection.  I hope some of … Continue reading SELF-RELATING NEGATION. CHAPTER 7 – THE LIMITS OF HEGEL (PART 3)

CONSCIOUSNESS: HEGEL’S PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT

YouTube: CONSCIOUSNESS - Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit Welcome to Lecture 3 of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit.  This lecture will be focused on the chapter on Consciousness (A.), and the different relationships that consciousness can have with the world. As is typical with Hegelian philosophy the section is divided triadically.  There are three different ways in … Continue reading CONSCIOUSNESS: HEGEL’S PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT