“the subject’s separation is not dis-alienation.
..Separation is ..not the subject’s reappropriation of the Other” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK on Lacanian separation as that process in which we are no longer just alienated (because of the irresponsive Other on whom we relied so far).

Lacanian separation allows one to realize how the Other is even to itself irresponsive, how there is inevitably aienation in the Other itself.


The Other thus cannot offer us clarity, which is why any separation from it will not give us back some dis-alienation.


There never was in the first place a pure, natural state of not being alienated.


Separation thus is the term for accepting alienation, which in a sense already overcomes the pre-separation type of alienation.


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