Surplus: Spinoza, Lacan (S U N Y Series, Insinuations: Philosophy,
Psychoanalysis, Literature) by A. Kiarina Kordela
Parece que contradice a varios popes lacanianos, como Zizek.
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- Maintains that Lacanian psychoanalysis is the proper continuation of
the line of thought from Spinoza to Marx.
- Opposing both popular “neo-Spinozisms” (Deleuze, Negri, Hardt,
Israel) and their Lacanian critiques (Zizek and Badiou), Surplus
maintains that Lacanian psychoanalysis is the proper continuation of the
Spinozian-Marxian line of thought. Author A. Kiarina Kordela argues
that both sides ignore the inherent contradictions in Spinoza’s work, and
that Lacan’s reading of Spinoza—as well as of Descartes, Kant, Hegel,
Marx, Freud, and Wittgenstein—offers a much subtler balance of knowing
when to take the philosopher at face value and when to read him against
himself. Moving between abstract theory and tangible political, ethical,
and literary examples, Kordela traces the emergence of “enjoyment” and
“the gaze” out of Spinoza’s theories of God, truth, and causality, Kant’s
critique of pure reason, and Marx’s pathbreaking application of set
theory to economy. Kordela’s thought unfolds an epistemology and an
ontology proper to secular capitalist modernity that call for a revision
of the Spinoza-Marx-Lacan line as the sole alternative to the
- “Kordela masterfully shows how Spinoza’s thought jibes with the
insights of psychoanalysis, especially concerning the original cause and
the final cause. This book has actually forced me to reevaluate my own
thinking about Spinoza and to realize that I have wrongly been
associating Spinoza with the misguided neo-Spinozist reading of him.” —
Todd McGowan, author of The Real Gaze: Film Theory after Lacan
- “From the very beginning, this book is of such intellectual power
that it is capable of severe criticism of some of the most potent
thinkers in the field—Zizek and Badiou, for example—while at the same
time showing what is productive in them. Kordela has learned from them;
they too have much to learn from her.” — Thomas Pepper, author of
Singularities: Extremes of Theory in the Twentieth Century
- A. Kiarina Kordela is Associate Professor of German Studies at
- Table Of Contents
- Introduction: The Context
- Postmodern "Neo-Spinozism"
- Scientific "Neo-Spinozism" and Hegel
- Consensual, Evolutionist "Modern Spinozism"
- After the Contex
- Part I. Secular Causality and Its Enjoyment
- From the First Cause to Transference Causes or Reasons?
- Science of Differential Substance
- Secular Ontology: Differential (Non-)Substance and the End of
- Wherein Consists the Break of Secular Modernity?
- History of Differential (Non-)Substance
- Ethics of Differential (Non-)Substance
- From Libido to Enjoyment
- A History of God in Secular Reason (From Philosophy to
- God in (or out of?) Cultural Studies
- The Break of Extimacy
- (Burning with) Enjoyment
- God, Nobody, or Mr. Nobody?
- Part II. Kant with Marx: Surplus, Or, Gaze
- Commodity Fetishism: Toward an Epistemo-/Ontology of Surplus
- The Rule of Representation and Sex (From Kant's Rule of Reason to
Marx's Rule of Exchange-Value)
- Set Theory and Being (Marx's Materialist Metaphysics)
- From Absolute Knowledge to the Gaze
- Is It Possible Not to Hate Representation? (Another Look at Empire)
- In Lieu of an Epilogue
- Another Look at Ethics, Or, Commodity and the Gaze
- Cited Works
Qué sitio curioso, ¿les gustaría ser evaluados en público si son
profesores?. A algunos les parece que Kiarina es un genio y a otros
una loca y que tiene un sistema persecutorio de trabajo con los alumnos.