Levi’s Materialism Lacks Matter

A brief, but total, rebuttal of Levi Bryant’s naive semantic naturalism and radical idiocy about science as the chief philosophy Levi Bryant: “A process is substrate neutral if it is indifferent to the material medium in which it takes place. This is how the information contained in genes is conceived by genecentric theorists like Dawkins […]

Reflections on Reality

The Big Other as the Expressive Autonomy of Normative Statuses Lacques Jacan   “In dealing with the big Other, it is crucial to be attentive to the interplay between the anonymous field and the subject impersonating it”. —Žižek, Slavoj. (2012). The Žižeko-Lacanian notion of the Big Other has often been invoked as a kind of […]

Science and the Subject supposed to know

“Levi Bryant argues that philosophy is empty and has no distinct subject matter. The funny thing is that no one ever listens.  Scientists, for example, do just fine defining the epistemological and methodological requirements of their work and their eyes grow glassy whenever they are lectured by the philosopher about knowledge. It’s true that scientists […]

Aufheben der Différance: Friendship as a Normative Commitment of Thought

                                                                                                             Lacques Jacan     “Because you are reading this a very long time after I have/ died, you cannot understand what I am writing here, and at/  best it may be possible for you to sound out the words,/ letter by letter, until the next space is reached./ I am dead and am writing […]

Book I. i/II “Objet a & the Oedipal Objet d’ a-nalyst: The Hermeto-logical Phallus”

Lacques Jacan “The transcendental definition of the secret–that is, its real, and not even its nominal or ideal definition—is the following: the secret is the strictly unreflected upon form of truth that, given to itself, gives nothing of itself and receives nothing of itself except the modality in which it is given. This is only […]