That obscure object of ontology: Lacan, La femme, lathouse and Her

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Tyrer, B. 2023. That obscure object of ontology: Lacan, La femme, lathouse and Her. in: Bartelmus, M. and Danebrock, F. (ed.) Therapie der Dinge? Materialität und Psychoanalyse in Literatur, Film und bildender Kunst Transcript Verlag. pp. 235-247
Chapter titleThat obscure object of ontology: Lacan, La femme, lathouse and Her
AuthorsTyrer, B.
Abstract

This chapter examines the “object-disoriented ontology” of Jacques Lacan and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel in relation to Spike Jonze’s film, Her (2013), and the recent objectal turn in contemporary philosophy. It argues that the smartphone AI of Jonze’s technofable presents what Lacan calls the “lathouse” (object-cause of desire governed by science) according to a Lacanian “masculine” logic that relies on reference to the beyond, which is equally found in Quentin Meillassoux’s “speculative materialism”. This is critiqued through the dialectical materialism of the Slovene School, which instead situates both subject and object as immanent to a “feminine” logic of contradiction.

Sustainable Development Goals10 Reduced inequalities
Middlesex University ThemeSustainability
LanguageEnglish
Page range235-247
Book titleTherapie der Dinge? Materialität und Psychoanalyse in Literatur, Film und bildender Kunst
EditorsBartelmus, M. and Danebrock, F.
PublisherTranscript Verlag
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Hardcover9783837664768
Electronic9783839464762
ISSN2703-013X
Electronic2703-0148
Copyright Year2024
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Print06 Dec 2023
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Accepted07 Sep 2023
Deposited11 Jan 2024
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