Archives mensuelles : janvier 2021

ZIZEK’S META-HEURISTICS: Althusser-Lacan conceptual ascent and thetic descent

I think that this Althusserian-Lacanian tradition has produced even more widely than one usually thinks (Zizek, Badiou, Kristeva) and that the conceptual transformations in process have given us Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Laruelle, Stiegler (and even Latour). Despite the dogmatic dimension … Lire la suite

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ALTHUSSER AND ZIZEK: towards enunciative conceptual freedom

1) ALTHUSSER As I have discussed before Althusser is far more methodologically sophisticated than he is usually given credit for. Despite his popularity in some circles, Althusser’s complexity of thought has still not been sufficiently recognized, and even less assimilated … Lire la suite

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TENET-ISE THE FUTURE: Christopher Nolan and the de-algorithmisation of desire

I wrote my review on Christopher Nolan’s TENET (https://terenceblake.wordpress.com/2020/11/15/christopher-nolans-tenet-absolute-knowledge-as-living-with-temporal-paradox/…) as an extension of my ongoing engagement with Zizek’s thought and of its points of convergence with Deleuze’s philosophy. The conceptual substrate of my analysis of Nolan’s film is based on … Lire la suite

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READING BRANDOM READING HEGEL (1): Against Standard Non-Philosophy

I am in the process of re-reading Robert Brandom’s book on Hegel – A SPIRIT OF TRUST, in which he gives a non-standard reading of Hegel’s PHENOMENOLOGY in terms of his pragmatist pragmatics. The question arises for me: What is … Lire la suite

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