Adrian Johnston

Distinguished Professor

Photo: Adrian Johnston

Office: Humanities 557
Hours: On Leave

  • 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 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), 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 September 2019. With Todd McGowan and Slavoj Žižek, he is a co-editor of the book series Diaeresis at Northwestern University Press.

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