“masks and forms of politeness make it easier to bring all the differences under the same roof of society. Masks and social roles are part of symbolic castration in the sense of acceptance of lack. 44 more words
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“the criminal’s act lays bare the big Other’s impotence. ..The subject of the impotent gaze can only passively observe the affair, since his hands are bound on account of his hidden complicity, solidarity, with the criminal.” – This position powerless witness is also a crucial component of the experience of the Sublime..A human can ..trigger such an experience.