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The Borromean Knocker

The ‘K’not of The Borromean Knocker
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The Borromean Knot is formed of three rings which are linked so that if one of them is severed, all three become separated.  1,940 more words

“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

Andre Vantino

“Modernity involves the ‘crisis of investiture’, the inability of subjects to assume symbolic mandates. What prevents them ..is the perception of the domain of law as permeated with obscene enjoyment.” – Slavoj Zizek

Slavoj Zizek

“The more the “deep” substantial ethical background is missing, the more a “superficial” civility is needed ..when subjects encounter a lack of substantial ethics” – Slavoj Zizek

Slavoj Zizek

“The true courage of an act is always the courage to accept the inexistence of the big Other, that is, to attack the existing order at the point of its symptomal knot.” – Slavoj Zizek on anti-capitalism

Slavoj Zizek

“The president’s symbolic agency was not destroyed when voters knew, but when the secret could no longer be kept from the ‘big Other’, ..the fiction that there is someone from whom the embarrassing knowledge must be concealed.” – ROBERT PFALLER on Lewinsky+Clinton


“she had to seduce her husband once every couple of weeks, “just so that I can tell my psychoanalyst that I still have sex life”—the analyst is here the big Other, the agency for which one has to maintain the appearance (of an active sex life).” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK

Slavoj Zizek