In this chapter I begin my discussion of Slavoj Zizek’s SEX AND THE FAILED ABSOLUTE and present its overall structure and general argument. Subjects …
Slavoj Zizek’s SEX AND THE FAILED ABSOLUTE I: Presentations
—- Great stuff!
I have not read Zizeks book the Blake gets into here.
but the beginning of this book and live essay sounds eerily familiar to the essay that I’m going to try and publish soon, where I say “throw a grenade into the room. Then stand back.”
TB: Hello, I’m taking a break from my video reading of François Laruelle’s A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN to reply to questions from Isidore. Isidore: …
Transcript of Interview with Isidore on A BIOGRAPHY OF ORDINARY MAN
—- Blake is quite informed and is a Cornucopia of knowledge and experience about Continental philosophies and philosophers.
However, my comment goes more to the difference that is indicated through the Continental tradition, in contrast to the differences in authorial content. If there is an example of what The Two Routes sheds light upon, it is the difference between Blake’s and my own purchases upon the material.
I see Blake’s reading and approach as topical and thus really quite in the material vein, though I am not sure he would identify himself as a materialist. But he does call himself a pluralist, which I associate generally with a material view, or orientation, upon things.
The other route is indeed what is indicated but never revealed aspect of real material, that is, what is true of the material, or, it’s substance. I see Laruelle as implicitly involved with such substance, and at that, aside from the more religious materialistic versions derived by real interpretive readings of him.