“jouissance is already a fixed libidinality that fills in the void with semblances of being, (objet a)” – jouissance ..provides a sense of consistency which is actually correlated with the death drive. Yet jouissance is contin­ ually evacuated from the void, even as all life’s ups and downs rip at the veils of its continuities and consistencies to reveal loss as the human cause par excellence

-ELLIE-RAGLAND-Essays-on-the-Pleasures-of-Death-From-Freud-to-Lacan on how the idea of jouissance gives can be the idea of fullness and thus fills in the void, and is thus functioning as objet a


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