Schelling and Human Self-Will as the Origin of Evil

22.6 Schelling and the Metaphysics of Evil Schelling’s remarkable attempt to solve the problem of evil in a Christian context deals directly with some of the avenues a solution might be sought that are implicit in the Catholic view, which primarily derives from Aquinas. If Epicurus’ argument can be controverted, it has to be in… Continue reading Schelling and Human Self-Will as the Origin of Evil

The Problem with Zizek’s Defense of the Cartesian Subject

“Perhaps Zizek’s most radical challenge to accepted theoretical opinion is his defense of the modern, Cartesian subject. Zizek knowingly and polemically positions his writings against virtually all other contemporary theorists, with the significant exception of Alain Badiou. But for Zizek, the Cartesian subject is not reducible to the fully self assured “master and possessor of… Continue reading The Problem with Zizek’s Defense of the Cartesian Subject

althussian concept of ideology

Ideology? From “Louis Althusser’s “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses” “ – http://www.colorado.edu/English/courses/ENGL2012Klages/1997althusser.html “Hence the final part of Althusser’s argument: How is it that individual subjects are constituted in ideological structures? Or, in other words, how does ideology create a notion of self or subject? All ideology has the function of constituting concrete individuals as subjects–of… Continue reading althussian concept of ideology