Subject Lessons: Hegel, Lacan, and the Future of Materialism [Kietas viršelis]

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  • Formatas: Hardback, 272 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm
  • Serija: Diaeresis
  • Išleidimo metai: 30-Jun-2020
  • Leidėjas: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN-10: 0810141388
  • ISBN-13: 9780810141384
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  • Formatas: Hardback, 272 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm
  • Serija: Diaeresis
  • Išleidimo metai: 30-Jun-2020
  • Leidėjas: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN-10: 0810141388
  • ISBN-13: 9780810141384
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This collection of eleven philosophical essays addresses current trends in materialist philosophy dealing with subject-object relations, amounting to a polemical corrective that insists on the organizing role of the subject within materialist thought. 

Responding to the ongoing &;objectal turn&; in contemporary humanities and social sciences, the essays in Subject Lessons present a sustained case for the continued importance&; indeed, the indispensability&;of the category of the subject for the future of materialist thought.

Approaching matters through the frame of Hegel and Lacan, the contributors to this volume, including the editors, as well as Andrew Cole, Mladen Dolar, Nathan Gorelick, Adrian Johnston, Todd McGowan, Borna Radnik, Molly Anne Rothenberg, Kathryn Van Wert, and Alenka Zupancic&;many of whom stand at the forefront of contemporary Hegel and Lacan scholarship&;agree with neovitalist thinkers that material reality is ontologically incomplete, in a state of perpetual becoming, yet they maintain that this is the case not in spite of but, rather, because of the subject.

Incorporating elements of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and literary and cultural studies, Subject Lessons contests the movement to dismiss the subject, arguing that there can be no truly robust materialism without accounting for the little piece of the Real that is the subject.


Think of it as 'object ontology' meets 'objet a ontology.' In this volume of superb essays, the 'new materialism' associated with figures like Harman, Meillassoux, Bennett, and Bryant finds a Lacanian rejoinder well spoken for by Hegel's famous line: 'Not only as substance but also as subject!' An invaluable exchange between two major currents of contemporary theory." -Richard Boothby, author of Freud as Philosopher: Metapsychology after Lacan "A band of new materialists has come after the subject, knives drawn. In what ways do these thinkers differ from materialists past? From each other? What do they mean when they speak of materialism, of objects, or subjects? By confronting these basic questions directly, the essays in this collection cut through the babble of confused debate to offer clear accounts of the issues at stake." -Joan Copjec, author of Imagine There's No Woman

Introduction: Subject Matters 3(28)
Russell Sbriglia
Slavoj Zizek
Part 1 Hegel and Philosophical Materialism
1 What's the Matter? On Matter and Related Matters
Mladen Dolar
2 Subjectivity in Times of (New) Materialisms: Hegel and Conceptualization
Borna Radnik
3 Objects after Subjects: Hegel's Broken Ontology
Todd McGowan
4 The Nature of Dialectical Materialism in Hegel and Marx
Andrew Cole
5 Intellectual Intuition and Intellectus Archetypus: Reflexivity from Kant to Hegel
Slavoj Zizek
Part 2 Lacan and Psychoanalytic Materialism
6 Fear of Science: Transcendental Materialism and Its Discontents
Adrian Johnston
7 Ontology and the Death Drive: Lacan and Deleuze
Alenka Zupancic
8 Why Sex Is Special: Psychoanalysis against New Materialism
Nathan Gorelick
9 Twisting "Flat Ontology": Harman's "Allure" and Lacan's Extimate Cause
Molly Anne Rothenberg
10 Becoming and the Challenge of Ontological Incompleteness: Virginia Woolf avec Lacan contra Deleuze
Kathryn Van Wert
11 From Sublimity to Sublimation: Hegel, Lacan, Melville
Russell Sbriglia
Contributors 249(4)
Index 253
Russell Sbriglia is an assistant professor of English at Seton Hall University. He is the editor of Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask Zizek. Slavoj Zizek is Eminent Scholar at Kyung Hee University, Seoul; Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University; and the international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London. He is the author of more than fifty books, including The Sublime Object of Ideology, Less Than Nothing, Incontinence of the Void, and Sex and the Failed Absolute.