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Ed Pluth, Professor, Department Chair
(Ph.D. Duquesne University)

Ed Pluth is Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Chico. He specializes in psychoanalytic theory and contemporary continental philosophy. His first book, Signifiers and Acts: Freedom in Lacan's Theory of the Subject will be published by SUNY Press in October 2007, and he is currently writing a book on the philosophy of Alain Badiou.

Selected publications:

  • Alain Badiou: An Introduction. London: Polity Press, Forthcoming 2009
  • Signifiers and Acts: Freedom in Lacan's Theory of the Subject. Albany: SUNY Press, 2007.
  • "On Sexual Difference and Sexuality 'As Such': Lacan and the Case of Little Hans", Angelaki 12 (2007), pp.69-79.
  • "Against Spontaneity: Badiou, Lacan, and Zizek on the Act", International Journal of Zizek Studies 1 (2007)
  • "Lacan's Subversion of the Subject", Continental Philosophy Review 39 (2006),pp.293-312.
  • "What If the Other Is Stupid? Badiou and Lacan on the Act", co-authored with Dominiek Hoens, in P. Hallward (ed), Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy, pp.182-190. London: Continuum, 2004
  • "How Acts Use Signifiers", Journal for Lacanian Studies 2 (2004), pp.18-33
  • "Sinthome: A New Way of Writing an Old Problem?", co-authored with Dominiek Hoens, in L. Thurston (ed), Re-Inventing the Symptom: Essays on the Final Lacan, pp.1-18. New York: The Other Press. 2002

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