Natural Worlds, Historical Worlds, and Dialectical Materialism

  title={Natural Worlds, Historical Worlds, and Dialectical Materialism},
  author={Ed Pluth},
There is a problem that any attempt to bring together Lacanian theory and dialectical materialism faces. My discussions of Slavoj Žižek’s work elsewhere sort of orbit this problem without articulating it explicitly. So, to put it explicitly, here it is. A defining feature of any Lacanian materialism is its ontological application of the claim il ri’y a pas de rapport sexuel which, obviously, must be read as a thesis about a fundamental nonrelation. In Žižek’s work and in that of other Lacanian… Expand