“it is a passivity that lets the (male) other undermine itself.” – “Through cunning, the willing becomes feminine”—the “feminine passivity” is thus for Hegel not inferior to man’s, but superior to it

– SLAVOJ ZIZEK

“One is not meant for the one specific person before one even meets this person. (Except retroactively.) Yet there is some arriving at one’s destination that does happen, but only in the Lacanian sense.” – Lacan said that the letter always arrives at its destination, that there is a Hegelian cunning of reason in the greater set of things.

– ANDRE VANTINO

The more the “deep” substantial ethical background is missing, the more a “superficial” civility is needed ..when subjects ..find themselves in predicaments which cannot be resolved by way of relying on the existing ethical substance. ..Civility ..assumes the key role when subjects encounter a lack of substantial ethics.

– SLAVOJ ZIZEK