Marx and Lacan

Date: 
10/14/2013 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
McCosh 40
Speakers: 
Samo Tomsic, Humboldt University (Berlin)

Reading group open to faculty and graduate students. Contact Andrew Cole at acole@princeton.edu for more details.

Samo Tomšič is currently a Fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin. He studied at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, specializing in modern European philosophy, structuralism, and psychoanalysis. His first book, Druga ljubezen: Lacan in antifilozofija (2010), discusses the relevance of philosophy in the work of Jacques Lacan, arguing above all for the place of Lacanian “anti-philosophy” in the recent turn to philosophical materialism and dialectics. Tomšič has published widely on the epistemological foundations of psychoanalysis, as well as on the relationship between science and religion and the philosophical significance of structuralism. He has also translated a range of theoretical and philosophical texts, from Kant and Freud to Lacan, Badiou, Foucault, Meillassoux.