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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)

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)