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    • The Apostle of Reason: Hegel & the Desire for Emancipation in the 21st Century 

      Flisfeder, Matthew (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Theories of social class, so Fredric Jameson described at the time, appeared to be on the wane, and far less important, than theories of authoritarianism, racism, and sexism in the aftermath of the postmodern turn. This ...
    • Ruptured by Love…? A radical theology annotative encounter with McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel 

      Grimshaw, Mike (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      This article proceeds as an annotative reading of McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel. In one way it could be considered a type of annotative dialectic, a dialectic on the page written out of the provocations and – it could ...
    • Lacan’s Thing With Hegel 

      Boothby, Richard (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      In the opening of his brilliantly insightful book on Hegel, Todd McGowan makes good use of the apochryphal story about Hegel’s last words before dying: “Only one man has understood me, and even he did not understand me.” ...
    • First as Speculation then as Emancipation 

      Vranešević, Goran (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      This paper engages with Todd McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel by changing the perspective regarding the role that contradiction plays in cultivating emancipatory praxis; a curiously novel endeavor, which is to be considered ...
    • The Margins of Contradiction: On Todd McGowan's Emancipation after Hegel 

      Völker, Jan (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Todd McGowan’s book on Hegel comes with an unsurpassable merit in comparison to the majority of contemporary philosophy books, namely to be unmistakably clear. Clarity is, of course, an aim of every true philosophical book, ...
    • Hegel without Lacan: on Todd McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel 

      Burnham, Clint (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      If Todd McGowan’s new book on Hegel didn’t exist, we would have to invent it. McGowan is the giant of Vermont, the Bernie Sanders of the academy, the Larry David of Lacanian theory. In my review I make the following ...
    • The Hegelian Moment: from the Withering Away of Labour to the Concrete Universality of Work. 

      Vighi, Fabio (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      This article engages with Todd McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel by taking seriously its overall ambition, that of thinking emancipation in conjunction with the central Hegelian category of the contradiction. Endorsing ...
    • Psyche as Inner Contradiction 

      Mills, Jon (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Our Divided Nature Within The psyche is split. Breaming with inner divisions, we may say that the subject – we – are comprised of multiple self-states in opposition or competition with each other vying for expression, if ...
    • The State of Contradiction 

      Kornbluh, Anna (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Emancipation After Hegel argues that Hegel’s philosophy as a whole has not been properly received; the essential place of contradiction in his thought has been obscured partly by Hegel’s own counterintuitive positions on ...
    • Towards a Materialist Theory of Art 

      Endres, Florian (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Art, for Hegel, is not only distinct but self-distinguishing of and from nature – it happens in and through the latter. It liberates us from being merely natural creatures, and it does so by a dynamic of a cut or break - ...
    • Hegel, Retroactivity & The End of History 

      Žižek, Slavoj (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      While I am deeply in accord with the basic thrust of Todd McGowan’s reading of Hegel, inclusive of his project of a return from Marx to Hegel, in this short note I would like to focus on two minor points of disagreement. ...
    • Introduction: How Can We Think of Hegel as Emancipatory? 

      Zeiher, Cindy; Grimshaw, Mike (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Hegel never made any claim that he wanted to change the world. Hegelians since Hegel have been a different matter. This history is what makes the emancipatory project ascribed to Hegel by contemporary Hegelians such an ...
    • Emancipating Hegel: Synthesis, History, and the Example of Whitman 

      Sbriglia, Russell (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      For a fellow disciple of what, in my estimation, is the single most important tradition informing Todd McGowan’s Emancipation After Hegel, that of the Ljubljana School, many possible responses to the book present themselves. ...
    • Review of Samo Tomšič, The Labour of Enjoyment: Towards a Critique of Libidinal Economy, Berlin: August Verlag, 2019. 

      McGowan, Todd (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      If Samo Tomšič’s first book, The Capitalist Unconscious, depicts the marriage of Marx and Freud, his follow-up, The Labour of Enjoyment, enacts the consummation of that marriage. As such, the book provides a heretofore ...
    • Review of Jan Völker (Ed.), Badiou and the German Tradition of Philosophy, London: Bloomsbury, 2019. 

      Quent, Marcus (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      “Which French philosopher does not dream of transfixing German thoughts, of capturing them?” asks Alain Badiou in his foreword to the German translation of his book Conditions. If one wishes to reflect the relationship ...
    • The Little objet a of Anarchist Philosophy 

      Rousselle, Duane (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Lacanian theory maintains that the “object” of psychoanalysis is that which one is never without. Put another way, the “object” is actually not an object at all: it is the objet petit a, which is the cause of the subject’s ...
    • Time and the Narrative of Memory in Sebald’s Austerlitz 

      Ferris, David (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Narratives of memory written to create a time lost or recover an originary scene from which the present derives its significance have little in common with Sebald’s narrative practice. Sebald engages with how the past ...
    • Leaving the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation with McKenzie Wark 

      Holen, Tomas B.; Shammas, Victor L. (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      In this conversation, the acclaimed writer and media scholar McKenzie Wark discusses critical theory, global climate change, the future of the university, the capitalist labor process, and more. Drawing on books such as ...
    • Book Review Rethinking Axel Honneth’s The Idea of Socialism 

      Shammas, Victor L. (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Axel Honneth’s (2017) The Idea of Socialism is a timely reflection on a puzzling state of affairs: Perhaps at no time in the past several decades have so many sensed that there is something terribly wrong with global ...