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)

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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)

SELF-RELATING NEGATION. CHAPTER 7 – THE LIMITS OF HEGEL (PART 3)

YouTube: SELF-RELATING NEGATIVITY.  The Limits of Hegel (Part 3) (SERIES PLAYLIST) Welcome to Lecture 23 of Slavoj Žižek's Less Than Nothing focused on subsection 3 titled "Varieties of Self-Relating Negation" (in the book) in Chapter 7 - The Limits of Hegel.  This is a very complex subsection and a very technical subsection.  I hope some of … Continue reading SELF-RELATING NEGATION. CHAPTER 7 – THE LIMITS OF HEGEL (PART 3)

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)

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)

KING. Interlude 3 – King, Rabble, War… and Sex (Part 1)

YouTube: KING.  King, Rabble, War... and Sex (Part 1) Welcome to Lecture 19 of Less Than Nothing focused on Part 1 of Interlude 3 — King, Rabble, War… and Sex. In this lecture we will be mostly focusing on the symbolic function of the King in relationship to social substance and the paradoxes of contingent … Continue reading KING. Interlude 3 – King, Rabble, War… and Sex (Part 1)

THE ANIMAL THAT I AM. Chapter 6 – Not Only As Substance, But Also As Subject (Part 7)

YouTube: THE ANIMAL THAT I AM.  Not Only As Substance, But Also As Subject (Part 7) Welcome to lecture 18 of Less Than Nothing focused on Part 7 of Chapter 6 — Not Only As Substance, But Also As Subject. In this lecture we conclude the chapter by focusing on the philosophical conception of the … Continue reading THE ANIMAL THAT I AM. Chapter 6 – Not Only As Substance, But Also As Subject (Part 7)

IDEA’S CONSTIPATION (2). Chapter 6 – Not Only As Substance, But Also As Subject (Part 6)

YouTube: IDEA'S CONSTIPATION (2).  Not Only As Substance, But Also As Subject (Part 6) Welcome to Lecture 17 of Less Than Nothing focused on Part 6 of Chapter 6 — Not Only As Substance, But Also As Subject. In this lecture we continue to explore the elementary mechanics of the Hegelian dialectic in the process … Continue reading IDEA’S CONSTIPATION (2). Chapter 6 – Not Only As Substance, But Also As Subject (Part 6)

IDEA’S CONSTIPATION (1). Chapter 6 – Not Only As Substance, But Also As Subject (Part 5)

YouTube: IDEA'S CONSTIPATION (1).  Not Only As Substance, But Also As Subject (Part 5) Welcome to Lecture 16 of Less Than Nothing focused on Part 5 of Chapter 6 — Not Only As Substance, But Also As Subject. In this lecture we introduce you to the elementary mechanics of the Hegelian dialectic in the process … Continue reading IDEA’S CONSTIPATION (1). Chapter 6 – Not Only As Substance, But Also As Subject (Part 5)