“The subject [is] an “answer of the real” ..: the subject is nothing but the point of failure of the process of its symbolic representation.” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK on how the real is “nothing at all, just a void, an emptiness in a symbolic structure, marking some central impossibility” http://ift.tt/1Kwqizu


“In the act of identifying myself with a symbolic identity, I become who ideology wants me to become and thereby deny ..that I am never identical to what I am.” – Sartre links any affirmation of identity to bad faith. ..Bad faith accepts symbolic identity as accurately defining the subject, and thus it produces a subject without any awareness of its own role in constituting and taking on this identity. – TODD MCGOWAN http://ift.tt/1PAb2CV