“This is what is […] at work in consistent Christianity: I have to confront the terror of the big Other’s non-existence, which means that I myself am deprived of my symbolic identity – as a barred subject, I am no one’s and nameless. 53 more words
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“The big Other is a set of unwritten rules that effectively regulate our speech and acts, the ultimate guarantee of Truth to which we have to refer even when lying […] to be successful in our deceit.” – Slavoj Zizek
“The infant […] is confronted above all by the unanswerable question of the mother’s desire. It is in the fate of this question that the mother assumes the form of das Ding, not the little other of the imaginary object, the mirror object of the imaginary human being, but the unknowable, unmasterable, and monstrous big Other.” – Richard Boothby, Freud as Philosopher, p.
we had sex on our first date. we aren’t impulsive, we aren’t cynical and we care about feelings. this is not a one-night stand, we project to hang out again. 1,354 more words
Here’s an excerpt from Paul Kincaid’s review at Big Other:
:::: Because … Which is to say that … How … So many of these passages begin as if we are already in mid-thought, as if we are carrying on a conversation that has always already lasted for some time. 77 more words