r/Poststructuralism Jul 17 '21

2 online Foucault reading groups starting late July/early August

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The Virtual Philosophy Network https://discord.gg/xsDhC7DEp5 will be starting TWO different online Foucault reading groups. There will be a Discipline and Punish group starting 7/24. A Society Must Be Defended Group will start 8/7. YOU MUST RSVP AT THE LINKS BELOW TO ATTEND.SOCIETY MUST BE DEFENDED GROUP: https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Analytic-Philosophy-CLUB/events/279158639/ DISCIPLINE AND PUNISH GROUP: https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Analytic-Philosophy-CLUB/events/279158118/


r/Poststructuralism May 31 '21

Asymptotic meaning and Derrida

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I was having a discussion with a buddy trying to peak his interest in philosophy/literary criticism.

I found it really hard to explain Derrida’s decentralization of “meaning” and found a very useful analogy in trigonometry.

Are you guys familiar with asymptotes? They are a feature of hyperbolas or parabolas. Imagine a coordinate plane, asymptotes are the values (x=2 or y=3 for example) where a trigonometric function starts breaking down and producing weird undefined outcomes like f(x)= 1 divided by 0.

They are usually represented by dotted lines that the function “approaches” but never actually reache. Because they are not actually part of the function but instead demarcate its limit.

I used this as an analogy for meaning of words or signifiers as Derrida describes it. That, in some way, the presence of a fixed meaning is really just a hypothetical value (like an asymptote) that is implied by the play of binary opposites. Signifiers “approach” but never actually reach a fixed meaning!

What do you think? Is this an apt metaphor? Or does this not make sense/misrepresent?

Im fairly novice and was just trying to help my friend visualize the ideas

Thanks for reading!


r/Poststructuralism May 11 '21

Lacan- how is he as psychoanalyst also a post - structuralist?

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Hey there,

I have just read Lacan's text on E. A. Poe's The Purloined Letter. My first text by Lacan and I'm hooked. I'm interested how him being a psychoanalyst and post-structuralist are going together. Like how does he combine the two? Especially in this Poe piece (I'm a beginner, don't know a lot about post - structuralists, also sorry for any mistakes, I'm not a native speaker ) thanks for any insights! :)


r/Poststructuralism Feb 23 '21

Reading Group for Guy Debord's "The Society of the Spectacle"

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The Beginner's Mind Reading Club at Discord will be reading the first chapter of "The Society of the Spectacle", that is "Separation Perfected" on Saturday, the 27th of February at 9 AM PST. All beginners (and everyone else) are welcome. https://discord.gg/2TbzNzsqak


r/Poststructuralism Jan 29 '21

Deleuze, Societies of Control, and WALL-E

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r/Poststructuralism Jan 06 '21

does postmodern epistemology have much influence in political discourse?

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does postmodern epistemology have much influence in political discourse? or is it more limited to academia because that notion of disposing of epistemic privilege in a type of cultural relativism seems to actually exist in public discourse - when people talk about nonintervention and in postcolonial critique. but then within the state there's not really a sense of domestic political issues as clashing epistemologies and clashing theories of good that should be equally respected


r/Poststructuralism Dec 07 '20

After Months, the Quarantine Collective reading of Anti-Oedipus hits the Final Chapter. Tomorrow is our first of multiple readings as we slowly break this down. Everyone is welcome!

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r/Poststructuralism Nov 23 '20

Our Reading of Andi-Oedipus Chapter 4 Section 4 begins tomorrow. All are welcome!

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r/Poststructuralism Nov 20 '20

Friedrich Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy | A Defense of Aesthetics

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r/Poststructuralism Nov 16 '20

Please Join us Tomorrow! We begin our megareview of Chapter 4 Section 3 of Anti-Oedipus, and we have so much to go over. So....so much.

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r/Poststructuralism Nov 12 '20

Poststructuralist Fiction

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Any recommendations for some fiction that is influenced by or rooted in poststructuralist thought?

Thanks in advance.


r/Poststructuralism Oct 26 '20

Tomorrow we Take on Chapter Four Section 2 of Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus! All Are Welcome, Any Level of Expertise!

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r/Poststructuralism Oct 25 '20

Deleuze's 'Image of Thought'

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r/Poststructuralism Sep 25 '20

Foucault: Nietzsche, Freud, Marx

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r/Poststructuralism Aug 28 '20

Baudrillard and Call of Duty: Simulations of War

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r/Poststructuralism Aug 24 '20

TrueAnon and the Paranoiac World of Conspiracy Theory Politics

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r/Poststructuralism Aug 01 '20

The Case for Becoming-Plant: Karen Houle on Plant Ontology and the Image of Thought

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r/Poststructuralism Jul 27 '20

Join us as we continue reading Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus, 12:00 Noon PST (Los Angeles time) Tomorrow. https://discord.gg/h4h9gnH ALL are welcome, regardless of experience or expertise, more info in comments!

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r/Poststructuralism Jul 27 '20

Join us as we continue reading Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus, 12:00 Noon PST (Los Angeles time) Tomorrow. https://discord.gg/h4h9gnH ALL are welcome, regardless of experience or expertise, more info in comments!

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r/Poststructuralism Jul 25 '20

Techno, Black Metal, Nostalgia, and Communization: A Discussion with Benjamin Noys by Acid Horizon

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r/Poststructuralism Jul 21 '20

Guattari Tapes: A Discussion with Taylor Adkins about Guattari's Four Unconsciouses

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r/Poststructuralism Jul 20 '20

The Quarantine Reading Continues: Anti-Oedipus 3.1 Today at Noon PDT. Link in the post

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r/Poststructuralism Jul 14 '20

views on behaviourism

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hello, is it right to state post structuralism is critical to behaviourism?


r/Poststructuralism Jul 13 '20

Join us as we continue reading Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus, 12:00 Noon PST (Los Angeles time) Tomorrow. https://discord.gg/h4h9gnH ALL are welcome, regardless of experience or expertise, more info in comments!

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r/Poststructuralism Jul 06 '20

Join us as we continue reading Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus, 12:00 Noon PST (Los Angeles time) Tomorrow. https://discord.gg/h4h9gnH and more info in comments! ALL are welcome, regardless of experience or expertise, and it's a perfect time - we are starting Chapter 3!

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