Ernesto Laclau Public Event at The Birkbeck Institute, London

February 7, 2014

The Argentinian political philosopher Ernesto Laclau gave a very interesting talk yesterday in London at the Birkbeck Institute. Below is a write-up of what he spoke about.   Birkbeck regularly put on public events with world-renowned speakers from all over the world. For a full list of these events see their website here: Laclau: Heidegger, Lacan, Gramsci Laclau started by discussing the concept of ‘ontological difference’. Ontology, as a theory of being. He differentiated the word ‘ontics’ from ‘ontology’, using Heidegger’s framework of thinking about Being. In Heidegger, ‘ontics’ designates a paricular being (i.e. a bird, a book, a table) Continue Reading →