Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Which materialism? Questioning the matrix of psychology, neurology, psychoanalysis and ideology critique

De Vos, Jan 2014. Which materialism? Questioning the matrix of psychology, neurology, psychoanalysis and ideology critique. Theory and Psychology 24 (1) , pp. 76-92. 10.1177/0959354313516394

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Juxtaposing the materialistic claims of the neurological turn in the psy-sciences in conjunction with the seemingly opposed virtual turn in society more broadly, this article explores the quadruple matrix of psychology/psychoanalysis/neurology/ideology critique. Assuming the challenge of materialism ({\textacutedbl}il faut absolutement etre materialiste{\textacutedbl}), the various vicissitudes to which the components of the matrix are subjected to as they become trapped within the materialist-virtual vortex, are explored. It is argued that the failure to adopt a true materialist stance causes the various components of the matrix to collapse into one another. The central question of the paper: {\textacutedbl}can a psychoanalytic materialistic perspective offer a way out?{\textacutedbl} is answered, largely via a critical dialogue with Adrian Johnston, by arguing that psychoanalysis deals with a decentred materiality, a materiality of the object a.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 0959-3543
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2021 17:00
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/138910

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item