“It is not that ..we repress some traumatic content, and then this content continues to haunt us, repeating itself in disguised forms. ..Repression emerges with the “reification” of the Real into a Thing that resists symbolization. – Then the repressed Real repeats itself.” – Slavoj Zizek, Less Than Nothing
“Psychoanalysis deals with the subject contemporary to the rise of the modern Real which emerges when meaning is evacuated from reality” – slavoj zizek
“The object-cause of desire is neither part of substantial “objective reality” ..nor another subject, but the impossible/insubstantial “object” that is the desiring subject itself.” – slavoj zizek
“the true conspiracy (of Power) consists in the very attempt to persuade subjects that they are victims of irrational, impenetrable forces,” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK on ORSON WELLES’ version of KAFKA’s THE TRIAL
The gaze ..transfixes, or immobilizes the subject’s face.. ..The insight into the Real mortifies, it stands for death. – SLAVOJ ZIZEK
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.
– SLAVOJ ZIZEK