Sex and the Failed Absolute

Slavoj Zizek establishes a new definition of materialism critiquing everybody from Kant and Hegel to Alain Badiou and Quentin Meillassoux along the way Les mer
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Slavoj Zizek establishes a new definition of materialism critiquing everybody from Kant and Hegel to Alain Badiou and Quentin Meillassoux along the way

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INTRODUCTION: THE UNORIENTABLE SURFACE OF DIALECTICAL MATERIALISM

THEOREM I: THE PARALLAX OF ONTOLOGY
Modalities of the Absolute-Reality and Its Transcendental Supplement - Varieties of the Transcendental in Western Marxism - The Margin of Radical Uncertainty

COROLLARY 1: INTELLECTUAL INTUITION AND INTELLECTUS ARCHETYPUS: REFLEXIVITY IN KANT AND HEGEL
Intellectual Intuition from Kant to Hegel-From Intellectus Ectypus to Intellectus Archetypus

SCHOLIUM 1.1: BUDDHA, KANT, HUSSERL
SCHOLIUM 1.2: HEGEL'S PARALLAX
SCHOLIUM 1.3: THE "DEATH OF TRUTH"

THEOREM II: SEX AS OUR BRUSH WITH THE ABSOLUTE
Antinomies of Pure Sexuation-Sexual Parallax and Knowledge-The Sexed Subject - Plants, Animals, Humans, Posthumans

COROLLARY 2: SINUOSITIES OF SEXUALIZED TIME
Days of the Living Dead - Cracks in Circular Time

SCHOLIUM 2.1: SCHEMATISM IN KANT, HEGEL... AND SEX
SCHOLIUM 2.2: MARX, BRECHT, AND SEXUAL CONTRACTS
SCHOLIUM 2.3: THE HEGELIAN REPETITION
SCHOLIUM 2.4: SEVEN DEADLY SINS

THEOREM III: THE THREE UNORIENTABLES
Moebius Strip, or, the Convolutions of Concrete Universality-The "Inner Eight"-(((Suture Redoubled)))-Cross-Capping Class Struggle-From Cross-Cap to Klein Bottle-A Snout in Plato's Cave

COROLLARY 3: THE RETARDED GOD OF QUANTUM ONTOLOGY
The Implications of Quantum Gravity-The Two Vacuums: From Less than Nothing to Nothing - Is the Collapse of a Quantum Wave Like a Throw of Dice?

SCHOLIUM 3.1: THE ETHICAL MOEBIUS STRIP
SCHOLIUM 3.2: THE DARK TOWER OF SUTURE
SCHOLIUM 3.3: SUTURE AND HEGEMONY
SCHOLIUM 3.4: THE WORLD WITH(OUT) A SNOUT
SCHOLIUM 3.5: TOWARDS A QUANTUM PLATONISM

THEOREM IV: THE PERSISTENCE OF ABSTRACTION
Madness, Sex, War- How to Do Words with Things-The Inhuman View - The All-Too-Close In-Itself

COROLLARY 4: IBI RHODUS IBI SALTUS!
The Protestant Freedom-Jumping Here and Jumping There-Four Ethical Gestures

SCHOLIUM 4.1: LANGUAGE, LALANGUE
SCHOLIUM 4.2 - PROKOFIEV'S TRAVELS
SCHOLIUM 4.3: BECKETT AS THE WRITER OF ABSTRACTION

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Slavoj Zizek is a Hegelian philosopher, a Lacanian psychoanalyst, and a Communist. He is International Director at the Birkbeck Institute for Humanities, University of London, UK, Visiting Professor at the New York University, USA, and Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.