‘Hegel, Lacan, Žižek’ by Gabriel Tupinambá & Yuan Yao

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The idea that knowledge must be founded upon the absence of any reference to an Absolute translates itself today into the veritable disbelief in the possibility of an articulation between knowledge and desire. As a consequence, we witness the disappearance of any form of transmission which could carry forward the word of the New, while we allow ourselves to be seduced by the profitable and abundant word which secretly relies on an ever-growing debt with the present. We are invited, therefore, to engage ourselves in the task of thinking, in a transmissible way, the current impasses of critical thought – to paraphrase Hegel: to conceptualize what ties us to our current predicament not only as objection but also as object.

Gabriel Tupinambá was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He received his MA in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Wallis, Switzerland. He is a practicing analyst and a member of the international collective Pensée, as well as the coordinator of the Circle of Studies of the Idea and Ideology, in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Curitiba.

Yuan Yao was born in Hangzhou, China and works as a database engineer in the US. He received his MA in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Wallis, Switzerland. He is a member of the collective Pensée and manages its journal “Acheronta Movebo”, published semi-annually.