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Adrian Johnston

Department Chair

Photo: Adrian Johnston

Office: Humanities 557
Hours: Mondays 9:30-11:30 and by appointment

  • B.A. (University of Texas at Austin, 1996)
  • Ph.D. (State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2001)


Adrian Johnston is Chair of and Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and a faculty member at the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute in Atlanta.  He is the author of Time Driven:  Metapsychology and the Splitting of the Drive (2005), Žižek’s Ontology:  A Transcendental Materialist Theory of Subjectivity (2008), Badiou, Žižek, and Political Transformations:  The Cadence of Change (2009), and Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, Volume One:  The Outcome of Contemporary French Philosophy (2013), all published by Northwestern University Press.  He also is the author of Adventures in Transcendental Materialism:  Dialogues with Contemporary Thinkers (Edinburgh University Press, 2014).  He is the co-author, with Catherine Malabou, of Self and Emotional Life:  Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience (Columbia University Press, 2013).  His most recent books are Irrepressible Truth:  On Lacan’s “The Freudian Thing” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and A New German Idealism:  Hegel, Žižek, and Dialectical Materialism (Columbia University Press, 2018).  Moreover, Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, Volume Two:  A Weak Nature Alone will be published in 2019.  With Todd McGowan and Slavoj Žižek, he is a co-editor of the book series Diaeresis at Northwestern University Press.

Recent Publications:

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