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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)

JACQUES LACAN / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (9)

YouTube: Jacques Lacan / Playlist In the ninth masterclass on Žižek's philosophy we will be focusing one of Žižek's core theoretical figures: Jacques Lacan. For Žižek, he sees psychoanalysis as a 20th century form of knowledge that helps us to bridge with what emerged in German Idealism in the 19th century.  This is achieved because, … Continue reading JACQUES LACAN / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (9)

21ST CENTURY HEGEL / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (8)

YouTube: 21st Century Hegel / Playlist In the eighth masterclass on Žižek's philosophy we are going to be focusing on the 21st century meaning of Hegelian philosophy. The central dimension of 21st century Hegel means being able to think the relationship between epistemology and ontology.  Another way of saying this is that Hegelian philosophy asks … Continue reading 21ST CENTURY HEGEL / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (8)

QUARTET OF GERMAN IDEALISM / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (7)

YouTube: Quartet of German Idealism / Playlist In this seventh masterclass on Žižek's philosophy we are focusing on the quartet of German Idealism. Žižek builds his entire philosophical program on what happens in-between the emergence of Immanuel Kant and Georg Hegel.  This moves temporally from Kant to Fichte to Schelling to Hegel; and Žižek refers … Continue reading QUARTET OF GERMAN IDEALISM / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (7)

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)

CONTEMPORARY KNOWLEDGE / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (6)

YouTube: Contemporary Knowledge / Playlist Welcome to the sixth masterclass focused on Slavoj Žižek's philosophy.  We will be analysing contemporary knowledge. The first thing we can say about Žižek's interpretation of contemporary knowledge is that it is conceived in the form of a quadratic negation.  What this means is that Žižek identifies four distinct types … Continue reading CONTEMPORARY KNOWLEDGE / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (6)

DEATH DRIVE / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (5)

YouTube: Death Drive / Playlist Welcome to the fifth masterclass on Slavoj Žižek's philosophy.  This article focuses on the death drive. For Žižek, the death drive is a fundamental principle.  This fundamental principle is against many other fundamental principles from spirituality or psychology or religion, as we will approach below.  The most important dimension is … Continue reading DEATH DRIVE / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (5)

LESS THAN NOTHING / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (4)

YouTube: Less Than Nothing / Playlist Welcome to the fourth masterclass on Žižek's work, focused on the concept of "less than nothing".  Less than nothing is the central concept of his first master work, Less Than Nothing. In terms of less than nothing, Žižek is using this concept to approach the classical metaphysical question of … Continue reading LESS THAN NOTHING / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (4)

EPPUR SI MUOVE / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (3)

YouTube: Eppur Si Muove / Playlist This third masterclass focused on Žižek's philosophy approaches the concept eppur si muove, or "and yet it moves".  Eppur si muove is a central concept that appears in the introduction of Less Than Nothing.  It refers to a fundamental motion of language, or a motion of the symbolic order. … Continue reading EPPUR SI MUOVE / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (3)

THE OTHER / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (2)

YouTube: The Other / Playlist Welcome to the second masterclass focused on the foundations of Slavoj Žižek's philosophy.  This article focuses on the concept of the "Other". The Other appears in Žižek's work as foundational and absolutely necessary to understand in order to grasp his system as a whole.  The first thing to know about … Continue reading THE OTHER / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (2)