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“Kafka himself pointed out how the ultimate secret of the Law is that it does not exist. … This inexistence…makes into…a void which nonetheless…exerts influence” – Slavoj Žižek on “the inexistence of the big Other”

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“the subject posits the very entity it understands itself as responding to. How it imagines this other will be crucial to the kinds of activities the subject can undertake. 12 more words

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“Reality is structured by a fantasy of an imagined big Other for whom we act, who we imagine as a witness, judge, or better self, endowing our acts with meaning.” – Andre Vantino

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“By the mere act of speaking, we SUPPOSE the existence of the big Other as guarantor of our meaning. … This fundamental belief is … the condition for successful communication.” – Zizek, Looking Awry

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“Authentic belief is…opposed to the reliance on…another subject supposed to believe:…I myself fully assume my belief, and thus have no need of any figure of the Other to guarantee my belief.” – S. Zizek

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“authentic belief does not presuppose any big Other (is not a belief in a big Other)” – S. Zizek

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“By stating openly that the Emperor has no clothes, we intend only to get rid of the unnecessary hypocrisy and pretence. After the deed, when it is already too late, we suddenly notice that we got more than we bargained for — that the very community of which we were a member has disintegrated.” – Zizek, For They Know Not What They Do

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