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Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism
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Adrian Johnston’s Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, planned for three volumes, will lay the foundations for a new materialist theoretical apparatus, his “transcendental materialism.” In this first volume, Johnston clears an opening within contemporary philosophy and theory for his unique position. He engages closely with Lacan, Badiou, and Meillassoux, demonstrating how each of these philosophers can be seen as failing to forge an authentically atheistic materialism. Johnston builds a new materialism both profoundly influenced by these brilliant comrades of a shared cause as well as making up for the shortcomings of their own creative attempts to bring to realization the Lacanian vision of an Other-less, One-less ontology. The Outcome of Contemporary French Philosophy yields intellectual weapons suitable for deployment on multiple fronts simultaneously, effective against the mutually entangled spiritualist and scientistic foes of our post-Enlightenment, biopolitical era of nothing more than commodities and currencies. 

 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-9
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface: Clearing the Ground: The First Volume of Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Introduction: “One Surely Will Be Found One Day to Make an Ontology with What I Am Telling You”: The Road to a Post-Lacanian Materialism
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. Part 1. Jacques Lacan: Between the Sacred and the Secular
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. 1. Conflicted Matter: The Challenge of Secularizing Materialism
  2. pp. 13-38
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  1. 2. Turning the Sciences Inside Out: Revisiting “Science and Truth”
  2. pp. 39-58
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  1. 3. On Deep History and Psychoanalysis: Phylogenetic Time in Lacanian Theory
  2. pp. 59-78
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  1. Part 2. Alain Badiou: Between Form and Matter
  2. pp. 79-80
  1. 4. What Matter(s) in Ontology: The Hebb-Event and Materialism Split from Within
  2. pp. 81-107
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  1. 5. Phantom of Consistency: Kant Troubles
  2. pp. 108-128
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  1. Part 3. Quentin Meillassoux: Between Faith and Knowledge
  2. pp. 129-130
  1. 6. The World Before Worlds: The Ancestral and Badiou’s Anti-Kantian Transcendentalism
  2. pp. 131-147
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  1. 7. Hume’s Revenge: À Dieu, Meillassoux?
  2. pp. 148-174
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  1. Postface: From Critique to Construction: Toward a Transcendental Materialism
  2. pp. 175-210
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 211-234
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 235-252
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 253-257
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