A similar encounter between openness and dogmatic closure can be seen in the interview between Tristan Garcia and Alain Badiou.
Garcia begins by saying that of course he is a “universalist”, but that all the reading he has been doing in minority struggles, de-colonialism and third wave feminism have led him to question the neutrality, and the universality, of his own white male privileged theoretical subjectivity.
Badiou listens politely then hits back with Lacan’s distinction of the three registers of the symbolic, the imaginary and the real. He asks where Garcia’s idea of “groups” is situated in these Lacanian terms. The rest of the discussion, though very interesting, is downhill after that.
The openness that Garcia introduces tentatively at the beginning was neutralised and rejected by Badiou’s dogmatic deployment of Lacanism.