“Lemme lay down some ontological foundation for your materialism, dude.”


Adrian Johnston interviewed – I really hope this was done in writing and that’s not how the man actually talks (which raises a question regarding such “written” interviews in general – why bother calling it an interview?):

Put in overtly Hegelian language, transcendental materialism is preliminarily introduced as a sublation (als Aufhebung) of what I allege to be the inconsistent, self-dialecticizing materialisms of such thinkers as Lacan, Badiou, and Meillassoux. In particular, I see the formalist and anti-naturalist tendencies of these three, with their shared French neo-rationalist leanings, as at odds with true materialism proper (given that the latter, as I argue, integrally must involve empirical, scientific, and naturalist elements).

So many clauses!

Otherwise it’s an interesting interview. It sounds like what Levi Bryant would want to do but cannot due to the lack of philosophical ability. I’d definitely read the “trilogy”…

3 thoughts on ““Lemme lay down some ontological foundation for your materialism, dude.”

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