Primal Repression and autonomy

Primal Repression and autonomy

It is primal repression that creates or produces the unconscious and which is the first step in the production of the type of self which Freud posits, a self that arises from the tension between sexual instincts and ego instincts. Primal repression is where we begin.

Knower-known relations (alien and intimate knowledge)

Knower-known relations (alien and intimate knowledge)

The problem of access that is central to the critique of correlationism depends on the epistemological gap between knower and known. This gap, almost inherent to and therefore inevitably inextricable from the concept of knowledge itself, depends upon the sense of the known as a product alien from the producer. That which I know is known in so far as… Read more →

Concrete communism & the problem of the cell and the new organism

Concrete communism & the problem of the cell and the new organism

There is an interesting article on the The Commune website about theorising and imagining a post-capitalist society – take a peek over here. I agree with the emphasis the author has on the problem of labour, abstract labour in particular.  At the end of the piece they point out the implication – “So one of the most fundamental tasks we… Read more →