ToC for Less than Nothing

LESS THAN NOTHING. HEGEL AND THE SHADOWS OF DIALECTICAL MATERIALISM

Slavoj Zizek was born, is still alive, and writes books.

INTRODUCTION: EPPUR SI MUOVE

I THE DRINK BEFORE

1 Vacillating the Semblances
“What we cannot speak about we must show” – Idea‘s Appearing – From Fictions to Semblances – Dialectical gymnastics? No, thanks! – From the One to den – “Nothing Exists” – Gorgias, not Plato, was the arch-Stalinist!

2 »Where There Is Nothing, Read That I Love You«

A Christian Tragedy? – The Big Other – The Death of God – The Atheist Wager – “Do not compromise your desire” – Lacan Against Buddhism

3 Fichte’s Choice
From Fichte’s Ich To Hegel’s Subject – The Fichtean Wager – Finite Absolute – The Posited Presupposition – The Fichtean Bone In the Throat – The First Modern Theology

II THE THING ITSELF: HEGEL

4 Is it still possible to be a Hegelian today?
Hegel versus Nietzsche – Struggle and Reconciliation – A Story to Tell – Changing the Destiny – The Owl of Minerva – Potentiality versus Virtuality- The Hegelian Circle of Circles
Interlude 1: Marx as a Reader of Hegel, Hegel as a Reader of Marx

5 Parataxis: Figures of dialectical process
In Praise of Understanding – Phenomena, Noumena, and the Limit – The Differend – Negation of Negation – Form and Content – Negation Without a Filling
Interlude 2: Cogito in the History of Madness

6 “Not only as Substance, but also as Subject”
Concrete Universality – Hegel, Spinoza… and Hitchcock – The Hegelian Subject – Absolute Knowing – The Idea’s Constipation? – The Animal That I Am
Interlude 3: King, Rabble, War… and Sex

7 The Limits of Hegel
A List – Necessity as Self-Sublated Contingency – Varieties of Self-Relating Negation – The Formal Aspect – Aufhebung and Repetition – From Repetition to Drive

III THE THING ITSELF: LACAN

8 Lacan as a Reader of Hegel
The Cunning of Reason – The Lacanian Prosopopoeia – Lacan, Marx, Heidegger – The “Magical Force” of Reversal – Reflexion and Supposition – Beyond Intersubjectivity – Drive Against Will – The Unconscious of Self-Consciousness
Interlude 4: Borrowing From the Future, Changing the Past

9 Suture and Object
From Differentiality to the Phallic Signifier – From the Phallic Signifier to objet a – Sibelius’s Silence – The Pure Difference
Interlude 5: Correlationism And its Discontents

10 Objects, Objects Everywhere
Subtraction, Protraction, Obstruction… Destruction – Objet a between Form and Content – Voice and Gaze – The Grandmother’s Voice – Master and its Specter – The Two Sides of Fantasy – Image and Gaze – Presence – “The picture is in my eye, but me, I am in the picture” – Leave the Screen Empty!
Interlude 6: Cognitivism and the Loop of Self-Positing

11 The non-All, or, the Ontology of Sexual Difference
Sexual Difference in the Disenchanted Universe – The Real of Sexual Difference – Formulas of Sexuation: the All with an Exception – Formulas of Sexuation: the non-All – The Antinomies of Sexual Difference – Why Lacan Is Not a Nominalist – Negation of Negation: Lacan versus Hegel? – »There IS a non-Relationship«

IV THE CIGARETTE AFTER

12 The Foursome of Terror, Anxiety, Courage… and Enthusiasm
Being/World/Event – Truth, Inconsistency, and the Symptomal Point – There is no Human Animal – From Terror to Enthusiasm – Badiou and Anti-Philosophy

13 The Foursome of Struggle, Historicity, Will… and Gelassenheit
Why Lacan Is Not a Heideggerian – Hegel versus Heidegger – The Torture-House of Language – An Alternate Heidegger – From Will To Drive – The Non-Historical Core of Historicity – From Gelassenheit to Class Struggle

14 The Ontology of Quantum Physics
The Ontological Problem – Knowledge In the Real – Agential Realism – The Two Vacuums – Y’a de den

CONCLUSION: THE POLITICAL SUSPENSION OF THE ETHICAL

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