Discourse compositeMichael Flower was kind enough to make me graphs to depict the universe of capitalism that I’ve been developing.  I’m still playing around with names for the additional three discourses I derive from Lacan’s discourse of the capitalist.  By a “universe of discourse” I mean the form that the social link or structure takes in a given society.  These universes can be thought as somewhat akin to a Foucaultian episteme, though more formal and abstract.  Foucault’s epistemes define what is visible, thinkable, and sayable within a given historical epoch.  These universes, by contrast, define the structuration of social relations and the deadlocks that attend these social relations.