Subjectivation: Aufheben or Therapy?

I've just finished After the Future by Franco "Bifo" Berardi, a text that I loved for its effortless prose and ability to convey theoretical ideas with a refreshing sense of clarity. Bifo is an expert on Guattari, and so his whole approach to the question of subjectivity is premised on a non-dialectical approach, one that …

Neoliberalism and the Symbolic Serfdom of Man

In 1936, Lacan attended the Berlin Olympics and was on the cusp of his most important theoretical contribution to the field of psychoanalysis. The 36 Olympics were hosted by Hitler and put to filmic propaganda by none other than Leni Riefenstahl, the aesthete par excellence of the Third Reich. The theoretical invention that Lacan would …