“In love ..‘the gaze of the Other remains even if the Other ..ceased to exist.’ ..This feeling of an Other’s gaze which ‘sees in me more than myself’ is ..what ..pushes me towards ethical activity ..to render me adequate to the expectation written into the ..gaze.” – [In religion] ‘God’ is ..this Other’s gaze returned by objects, an imagined gaze.. ..This gaze exists only for a desiring subject. – SLAVOJ ZIZEK http://ift.tt/1JuSZ07


“I dreamt I had taken part in a theological discussion; Tillich was present. A speaker expounded the distinction between ‘equibrium’ and ‘equilibrium’. The former was inner balance, the latter, outer balance. The effort of proving to him that there is no such thing as equibrium was so great that I woke up in the attempt.” – Adorno, Dream Notes (via scaevities) http://ift.tt/1G63h3j

“Adorno’s notion of..hysteria as..protest..against reification..is..in-between, no longer fully identified to her body, not yet ready to assume the position of the disembodied speaker (..no longer..the “living voice,” not yet its perfect mechanical reproduction).” – Slavoj Zizek on Adorno – “The subject is something that “will have been”. ..Subjectivity is not the immediate living self-presence we attain when we shed away the distorting mechanical reproduction; it is rather that remainder of “authenticity” whose traces we can discern in an imperfect mechanical reproduction.” – S.Zizek

“Adorno..asserts feminine hysteria..as the original dimension of subjectivity. ..Man and woman are both disembodied;..a man..assumes disembodiment as an achieved state, feminine subjectivity stands for the disembodiment “in becoming.”” – Slavoj Zizek [on the becoming of subjectivity in trying to embody one’s own voice as if catching up with it.] – “In [her] voice, the painful process of disembodiment continues to reverberate.” – S.Zizek