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A Juvenile Species: Neoteny, Recapitulation and Childhood

Bergson’s method notwithstanding, I confess to rarely (that is, almost never) proceeding in my thinking from intuition. Chaotic, unconscious speculation followed by exhaustive rumination might be more apt (blame a scientisitc super ego?). In this case, though, I am making a brief … Continue reading

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What are Little Kids Made of, in Theory?

Over the past six weeks of this serial essay I have taken up what I consider to be some of the most important conceptual frameworks through which to think the generation of children, particularly in relation to their adult others.  … Continue reading

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Child Sexuality as Mistranslation of the Parental Unconscious: Laplanche’s “Identification-by”

This week’s installment is lengthy, but necessarily so.  I promise your patience in reading it will be rewarded. Introduction Jean Laplanche’s most recently translated collection of work, Freud and the Sexual (2011), follows nicely my detailing last week of a critique … Continue reading

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Hylomorphism and Pedagogy: Plato’s Technical Political Physics

Introduction In this first installment of my serial essay on the generation of the child, I undertake a focused reading from John Protevi’s wonderfully synthetic and comparative work, Political Physics (2001), which evaluates the differing strengths of Jacques Derrida and … Continue reading

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