When Jason Stanley, an endowed chair of philosophy at Yale University, became the center of a twitter “pile on” after confessing proudly that he writes so that… Read more "How Are Philosophers Remembered in the Age of Meltdowns and Pile-Ons?"
My book Psychoanalysis and the Politics of the Family has been published. This book came together over the course of many years of study in the Lacanian… Read more "Preface and Key Concepts from my book Psychoanalysis and the Politics of the Family"
An overview of the main areas of my research.
The legacy of Nietzsche has major implications for the direction of socialist thought. My wager is that Nietzsche is the biggest antagonist to the possible victory of…… Read more “New interview on Nietzsche and Marx”
My interview with the French philosopher Mehdi Belhaj Kacem
This is a fairly ambitious post. Here I attempt to show how the theory of neurosis developed by the early psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler, particularly his theory of…… Read more “Pseudo aggression, Contradiction, Ideology”
The Hidden God by Lucien Goldmann is what Marxist genealogy ought to be. If you want to track ur-concepts such as the “authentic,” “the good,” “community” and…… Read more “Notes on Goldmann and the faith of Marxism”
4 notes on class, fate and cruel optimism I. I turn on the TV and see a wealthy YouTuber interviewing a Millennial in her early 30s without…… Read more “the aesthetic is proletarianized”
My speculative hypothesis is that there is a relation between the lumpenization that takes on the hue of a total bourgeois order and the motif of the double or the doppelgänger in art that emerges in such conditions.
Hegel and Lacan on Paranoia: The Romantic Idealist Reformer Becomes an Aggressive Paranoid Study Groups in Psychoanalysis and Politics Presents: Wilfried Ver Eecke on "Hegel and Lacan… Read more "Seminar on Paranoia in Hegel and Lacan"
Our Study Groups in Psychoanalysis and Politics is pleased to invite you to join our next seminar series with the psychoanalyst and artist Bracha Ettinger. We’re very… Read more "Seminar with Bracha Ettinger"
Our study groups will continue with a timely public seminar with scholar and author Clyde Barrow on the class composition of Trumpism and understanding Marx’s concept of… Read more "Study Group on the Lumpenproletariat Today"
I'm pleased to offer a new seminar with Lacanian analyst and literary theorist Ellie Ragland starting in early 2021. You can sign up to join us here.… Read more "Lacan and the Logic of Structure with Ellie Ragland"
I'm happy to announce that we have an upcoming keynote lecture by Samo Tomsic on "The Politics of Resentment" on December 3rd at 7 pm. You can… Read more "The Politics of Resentment with Samo Tomsic"
This coming Thursday I will be starting a reading series on Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920). I will host this series via Zoom on Thursday nights… Read more "Announcing New Beyond the Pleasure Principle – Reading Series"
My review essay of Domenico Losurdo's groundbreaking work on Nietzsche has been published.
Here's a new review essay on German Marxist philosopher Ernst Bloch and his intriguing book Avicenna and the Aristotelian Left. It's long been an interest of mine… Read more "The Materialism of Warm-Stream Marxism: Ernst Bloch on Ibn Sina"
I'm pleased to share an article I wrote based on a talk I offered to the Lacanian Forum of Washington, DC earlier this month. The editors at… Read more "The Subject Supposed to Rebel"
Readers of this blog are invited to join me and my good friend Gabriel Tupinambá for a facilitated reading group on one of the most important Marxist… Read more "Reading Kojin Karatani’s The Structure of World History"
In light of the 2020 uprisings sparked by the murder of George Floyd taking place across America, I want to share an excerpt of a longer interview… Read more "Political emancipation and representation – Interview with Alain Badiou"