Recent Publications

Some of you may be interested to read my recent publications on metaphysics and psychoanalysis!

The first appears in Thinking Nature, Volume 1, edited by Ben Woodard and Tim Morton. It’s on the concept of the metaphysical unconscious as it arose in 19th Century German thought. It essentially proposes an alternative to the limited metaphysical options proposed by Meillassoux in After Finitude. While he claims that the only options in the wake of Kant short of dogmatism are weak and strong correlationism, or speculative materialism. I propose another option.

The second appears in the International Journal of Žižek Studies, Volume 5, No. 2. In this essay I explore the idea that Žižek and Badiou’s work can be read as responses to the question posed to Lacan and taken up in Seminar XI, that of ontology. I look at the two thinkers as each taking up a potential reading of the Real in Seminar XI, with Žižek presenting a phenomenological ontology and Badiou presenting us with a formal ontology.

More to come.

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  1. I liked your piece in Thinking Nature. I agree with much of what you say about the body. I would only add that the mind continues to “frame” the body differently than the body presents itself, even if one acknowledges the exteriority of the body to thought. Everything depends on what is going on during the activity called acknowledgement. I have tried to eke out a bit of speculation on this subject as it relates to the Alexander Technique, which, it seems to me, is very much dedicated to rendering unto the body what belongs to the body. Anyway, keep up the good work. I look forward to whatever comes next from your pen.

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