“When the ego becomes too narrow and rigid, ..tendencies that do not fit its selfimage ..return in ..neurotic symptoms” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK http://ift.tt/1dnA8Ze


The idea that only “borderlines” are split, broken and divided is according to, Lacan’s way of thinking, predicated on the ego-psychological (and common) illusion that there is a normal state of “wholeness” and “unity.” The belief in an integrated self, according to Lacan, is a function of our taking our “specular image” for the real subject. Another of the effects of the mirror stage is the illusion of autonomy. Any adult who is questioned about himself will insist that he knows that he is free, knows what he wants and he has to do, etc. because he is his own person..

Liliana Rusansky Drob,

Up to the last stage of his teaching, the predominant ethical attitude of Lacanian psychoanalysis involved a kind of Brechtian gesture of distancing: first the distancing from imaginary fascination through the work of symbolic “mediation”; then the assumption of symbolic castration, of the lack constitutive of desire; then the “going through the fantasy”: the assumption of the inconsistency of the Other concealed by the fantasy-scenario. … In his very last phase, however, Lacan outlines a reversal of perspective, unheard of as to its radicality: the concluding moment of the psychoanalytic cure is attained when the subject fully assumes his or her identification with the sinthome, when he or she unreservedly “yields” to it, rejoins the place where “it was,” giving up the false distance which defines our everyday life.

Tarrying With The Negative – Slavoj Zizek