Lacan distinguishes the field of vision from what he calls the scopic field. What he calls the scopic field is reality and jouissance. ..The drive presents itself in this field. – SLAVOJ ZIZEK

..The object-gaze cannot be reduced to an effect of the symbolic order (the big Other): “the gaze of the Other remains, even if the Other has ceased to exist.” Due to its inexistence, the status of this immaterial object-cause is not ontological, but purely ethical—perhaps this feeling of an Other’s gaze which “sees in me more than myself” is the zero-level deontological experience, what originally pushes me towards ethical activity whose goal is to render me adequate to the expectation written into the Other’s gaze.



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