Adrian Johnston

Distinguished Professor

Photo: Adrian Johnston

Office: Humanities 557
Hours: Tuesdays 1-3PM

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


Adrian Johnston is Distinguished 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), Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, Volume One:  The Outcome of Contemporary French Philosophy (2013), and Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, Volume Two:  A Weak Nature Alone (2019), all published by Northwestern University Press.  He also is the author of Adventures in Transcendental Materialism:  Dialogues with Contemporary Thinkers (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), 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).  He is the co-author, with Catherine Malabou, of Self and Emotional Life:  Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience (Columbia University Press, 2013).  He recently co-edited, with Boštjan Nedoh and Alenka Zupančič, Objective Fictions:  Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Marxism (Edinburgh:  Edinburgh University Press, 2022).  His latest books are Infinite Greed:  The Inhuman Selfishness of Capital (Columbia University Press, 2024) and, with co-author Lorenzo Chiesa, God Is Undead:  Psychoanalysis for Unbelievers (Bloomsbury, 2024).

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