“No philosophical Truth can ever exist apart from its exemplification, that is, its enunciation.” – In a kind of abyssal self-reflection – and here we return to the origins of philosophy – Žižek’s work constitutes an endless enquiry into its own discursive conditions. It takes up and makes something of the ‘imbecilic’ medium that comprises its readers, the cultural context, and even Žižek himself. It is in this way, finally, that his work is not to be divided into its concepts and examples. The crucial point is not simply that concepts can only be grasped through their examples, but that the only proper philosophical concepts are those that take into account their own conditions of transmissibility, the always transferential relations in which thought finds itself.
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