Another day, another lesson on reflecting on one’s own existence. My perennial winter philosophy class has begun again. This week and next I’m taking a small group of 30 students through the trials and tribulations of Schelling’s philosopby of Freedom, the psychoanalysis of desire, and Zizek’s ideologiekritik. All these are, in my view, vital ways to access the subterranean layers of our lives. Today we’re examining Freedom and the abyss.