Assuming the college grants me leave, I’ll be giving a talk at the Colorado Springs LACK conference on Friday, April 22 entitled “The Repression of Things: Fantasy, Meaning, and the Return of the Real”. Drawing on Freud’s Project for a Scientific Psychology and Lacan’s theory of fantasy and subjectivation, my aim will be to uncover why thought historically seems to so ineluctably tend towards idealism, repressing things and materiality (an ambitious project for such a short talk). This is part of a broader project seeking to uncover the persistent repression of materiality in world religions and philosophies. If you’re in the area come check it out. More information about the conference can be found here.
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