A phenomenology of sense

In sections 96-97 of the Hegel’s Phenomenology, he describes the growth of sense (meaning both sense as the sensory and sense as meaning) for consciousness. In the challenge of sense develops the famous pattern of (1) thesis, (2) antithesis (problem, contradiction), then (3) synthesis of multiplicity. The key concepts of “negation” and “mediation” also appear,…

The Parallax View

Zizek’s The Parallax View (MIT, 2006) is a more serious philosophical effort to articulate his theory of the gap or negativity (Heidegger’s “ontological difference”) between human thought (understanding mediated by image and concept) and being (our intuition of immediate material reality). It is good to read Zizek writing in a more serious, scholarly mode (not…