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Too involved with who you think you are

Zizek seems to be reiterating a criticism made against the adoption of mostly subjective attitudes. Here the historical source of the polemic seems to point back to Sartre's existentialism and an ...
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Questions on Peter Hallward's introduction to Alain Badiou's Ethics?

An event for Badiou: has no objective or verifiable content. Its 'happening' cannot be proved, only affirmed and proclaimed. Event, subject, and truth are thus all aspects of a single process of ...
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Jacques Lacan's Structuralism - Terminology

A good place to start would be the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy's article Jacques Lacan as well as the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy's article Jacques Lacan (1901—1981). The SEP article ...
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Lacan seems to invert 'metaphor' and 'metonymy': why?

Lacan's views are based on Roman Jakobson's analysis of language: “Two Aspects of Language and Two Types of Aphasic Disturbances”, page 49-on. According to Jakobson: Speech implies a selection of ...
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Is Lacanian subjectivity relational?

I've never read Lacan and judging by what I've heard of his prose I doubt I ever will. Having said that here is how someone at Hawaii university characterises Lacan's idea of the Mirror Stage in ...
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What does lacan mean when speaking of 'subject'

Posit that throughout your day you interact with innumerable people, but these people as they see themselves in interaction with you, speak and operate in a sort of identification with the "ego" that ...
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Questions on Peter Hallward's introduction to Alain Badiou's Ethics?

for Lacan, the foundation of truth-for-the-subject is the impossibility of unmediated encounter with the Real, whereas for Badiou, the foundation of truth-for-the-subject is its process of ...
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Questions on Peter Hallward's introduction to Alain Badiou's Ethics?

All the contents of life, in gigantic variegation, are canceled, in toto, absolutely, by death. Ergo, an absolute contradiction. One can't experience death. Only dying. It is outside the sphere of ...
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What does Lacan mean by signifiers presenting a subject for another signifier?

I think this sentence is a key: *i edited for reading more easy: signifies - SS, a signifier - R, a signifiers - Rs, a signified - D...(and this still looks as totally inconsistent) "It is these ...
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What does Lacan mean by signifiers presenting a subject for another signifier?

According to the article you listed, the article differentiates content from utterance, proposition from sentence: The signifier is the constitutive unit of the symbolic order because it is ...
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Question about Sartre's distinction between "self-consciousness", "subject", and "ego"

Sorry I have forgotten more of Sartre’s philosophy than I know now, but “nothing”, that is, specifically no “essence” is exactly the freedom that Man “enjoys”. And it’s rather terrifying, really. I ...
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What's Lacan communicating about the ne explétif?

Lacan, as a psychoanalytic theorist, is concerned with understanding us humans in all of our psychological complexity, and not simply for intellectual curiosity, but to help specific individuals with ...
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Some examples of what lacan calls 'subject'

The subject is one of the most confusing concepts in Lacanian writings. At the most fundamental level, it is the human mind. However, it is not a clear and distinct Cartesian cogito with an ego, it is ...
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Some examples of what lacan calls 'subject'

Lacans approach is well described on this website There, you can find the following statement on your question: Lacan's distinction between the subject of the enunciated and the subject of the ...
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Researches on 'Ontology of the Subject' with a focus on Lacan

Philpapers is a collection of papers having to do with philosophy, although you are very likely to run into pay walls most of the time, as is common with most academic paper repositories. Searching ...
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What is the Lacanian “Big Other”?

It's not who but what. Thinking about it, I have come to simplify the concept as something toward whose real or, most often, imagined expectations one makes appearances. Any religion, ideology, ...
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