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

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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)

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

Sex and the Failed Absolute (Žižek Lecture Overview)

YouTube: Sex and the Failed Absolute Last week I had a chance to attend a Masterclass at Birkbeck, University of London presented by Slavoj Žižek titled "Sex and the Failed Absolute".  In this work I want to give an overview of the core information presented at that lecture and hopefully give my own interpretation which … Continue reading Sex and the Failed Absolute (Žižek Lecture Overview)

SEXUAL DIVISION, A PROBLEM IN ONTOLOGY. CHAPTER 3 – CONTRADICTIONS THAT MATTER (PART 3)

YouTube: SEXUAL DIVISION. Contradictions That Matter (Part 3) Welcome to Lecture 10 of Alenka Zupančič's What Is Sex?  In this lecture we will be covering Part 2 of Chapter 3 - Contradictions That Matter.  The title of the subsection is "Sexual Division, A Problem in Ontology".  We will be covering the paradoxes of the being … Continue reading SEXUAL DIVISION, A PROBLEM IN ONTOLOGY. CHAPTER 3 – CONTRADICTIONS THAT MATTER (PART 3)

INTRODUCTION: HEGEL’S PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT

YouTube: INTRODUCTION - Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit Welcome to the second lecture on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit.  In this lecture we will be covering the Introduction of the work.  In the previous lecture I covered the Foreword which did not get into Hegel's own writing, but with this work we will be diving into Hegel's … Continue reading INTRODUCTION: HEGEL’S PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT

FOREWORD: HEGEL’S PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT

YOUTUBE: Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (FOREWORD) This entry is an analytical overview of the Foreword to Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (1807).  You can find a link below to the version of the book I will be discussing in this series (1).  Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit is a philosophical classic, one of the most important philosophical texts … Continue reading FOREWORD: HEGEL’S PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT

NECESSITY, CONTINGENCY. CHAPTER 7 – THE LIMITS OF HEGEL (PART 2)

YouTube: NECESSITY, CONTINGENCY.  The Limits of Hegel (Part 2) (SERIES PLAYLIST) Welcome to Lecture 22 of Less Than Nothing focused on Part 2 of Chapter 7 — The Limits of Hegel.  In the section titled “Necessity as Self-Sublated Contingency” we encounter a concept which is absolutely central to Žižek’s metaphysical focus on reviving a Hegelian … Continue reading NECESSITY, CONTINGENCY. CHAPTER 7 – THE LIMITS OF HEGEL (PART 2)