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)

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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)

A LIST. Chapter 7 – The Limits of Hegel (Part 1)

YouTube: A LIST.  The Limits of Hegel (Part 1) Welcome to Lecture 21 of Less Than Nothing focused on Part 1 of Chapter 7 — The Limits of Hegel. In this lecture we will focus specifically on the conceptual limits of the Hegelian system as well as delimit the structure of the Hegelian system as … Continue reading A LIST. Chapter 7 – The Limits of Hegel (Part 1)

Global Brain Singularity: Universal History and Future Evolution

In this presentation I attempt to present some of the core ideas from the first three sections of my PhD Thesis "Global Brain Singularity: Universal History, Future Evolution and Humanity's Dialectical Horizon". This presentation was hosted live at the Bertalanffy Center for Study of Systems Science (BCSSS) on September 25 2018 with Director Stefan Blachfellner. … Continue reading Global Brain Singularity: Universal History and Future Evolution

RABBLE AND SEX. Interlude 3 – King, Rabble, War… and Sex (Part 2)

YouTube: RABBLE AND SEX.  King, Rabble, War... and Sex (Part 2) Welcome to Lecture 20 of Less Than Nothing focused on Part 2 of Interlude 3 — King, Rabble, War… and Sex. In this lecture we will be shifting our focus from the symbolic function of King to the irreducible dimension of Rabble and Sexuality … Continue reading RABBLE AND SEX. Interlude 3 – King, Rabble, War… and Sex (Part 2)

SEX OR GENDER? (2) Chapter 3 – Contradictions That Matter (Part 2)

YouTube: SEX OR GENDER? (2) Contradictions That Matter (Part 2) Welcome to Lecture 9 of Alenka Zupančič’s What Is Sex?. In this lecture we will be focused on Part 2 of Chapter 3 — Contradictions That Matter, but still exploring the first subsection “Sex or Gender?”.  If you are following along with the book you … Continue reading SEX OR GENDER? (2) Chapter 3 – Contradictions That Matter (Part 2)

SEX OR GENDER? (1) Chapter 3 – Contradictions That Matter (Part 1)

YouTube: SEX OR GENDER? (1) Contradictions That Matter (Part 1) Welcome to Lecture 8 of Alenka Zupančič’s What Is Sex? In this lecture we will be starting a new chapter, Chapter 3 — Contradictions That Matter. In this lecture we will be focused on the nature of the contemporary conversation about gender and sexuality. The … Continue reading SEX OR GENDER? (1) Chapter 3 – Contradictions That Matter (Part 1)