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Department of Philosophy

Ed Pluth

Professor - Ph.D. Duquesne University

Ed Pluth, Professor Philosophy Dept

Ed Pluth is Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Chico. He specializes in psychoanalytic theory and contemporary continental philosophy.

Selected publications:

On Silence: Holding the Voice Hostage. Co-authored with Cindy Zeiher. Under contract with Palgrave, forthcoming 2018

Neuroscience and Critique: Exploring the Limits of the Neurological Turn. Co-edited with Jan De Vos. London: Routledge, 2015

Alain Badiou: An Introduction. London: Polity Press, 2010

Signifiers and Acts: Freedom in Lacan's Theory of the Subject. Albany: SUNY Press, 2007

"Lacan, Anti-humanism, and Freedom", in Jonathan Dickstein and Gautam Thakur (eds), Lacan and the Nonhuman(Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming)

"Natural Worlds, Historical Worlds, and Dialectical Materialism", In Agon Hamza and Frank Ruda (eds), Slavoj Zizek and Dialectical Materialism (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016)

"Freeing Althusser from Spinoza: A Reconsideration of Structural Causality", Crisis and Critique 3 (2014), pp.337-352

"The Narrative Politics of Active Number", In Marios Constantinou (ed), Badiou and the Political Condition (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013)

"The Black Sheep of Philosophical Materialism", In Sean Bowden and Simon Duffy (eds), Badiou and Philosophy (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013)

"Bosteels' Badiou: Politics, Dialectics, Ontology", Cultural Politics 9 (2013), pp.101-105

"Alain Badiou, Kojeve, and the Return of the Human Exception", Filozofski vestnik XXX (2009), pp.197-205

"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