Plato’s Parmenides (Theory of Forms)

YouTube: Plato's Parmenides (Theory of Forms) Welcome to a special lecture focus on Plato's Parmenides.  Plato's Parmenides is a famous dialogue where Plato attempts to articulate the "Middle Period" of his "Theory of Forms".  The Theory of Forms is meant to demonstrate the relationship between Sense-Perception of the world, and Logical Form, or the content … Continue reading Plato’s Parmenides (Theory of Forms)

FOR TODAY… PLATO! / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (11)

YouTube: For Today... Plato! / Playlist In this masterclass we are focusing on a way in which Žižek attempts to revive Plato for the 21st century. Starting with the fact that in order to revive Plato in the 21st century, we have to confront the fact that Plato was negated in the 20th century.  20th … Continue reading FOR TODAY… PLATO! / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (11)

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

TROIKA OF THE REAL / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (10)

YouTube: Troika of the Real / Playlist In this masterclass on Žižek's philosophy we will be covering the "Troika of the Real". What is referred to as the Troika of the Real, is the type of intellectual triad formed by the Slovenian psychoanalytic group, which includes Slavoj Žižek, Alenka Zupančič, and Mladen Dolar.  Each of … Continue reading TROIKA OF THE REAL / ŽIŽEKIAN MASTERCLASS (10)

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)