Slavoj Žižek ~ Death Drive and Nirvana Principle:...
“Sigmund Freud introduces his notorious concept of the “Todestrieb”, the “death drive” in his famous essay “Jenseits des Lustprinzips” (“Beyond the Pleasure Principle”) of 1920. This text has intrigued and puzzled many readers as it relates the death drive to both the so-called “Nirvana principle” aiming at a state without tension and the repetition compulsion, the almost mechanical kernel of...
lawgiverz: new aesthetics
Death drive is not something suicidal but the one... →
jujutsu-with-zizek: Dreaming is an act of hommage to the missed reality which can no longer produce itself except by repeating itself in some never attained awakening. The dream repeats something actually more fatal by means of reality. … Desire manifests itself in the dream by the loss of an object. Only in the dream this can occur. The dream is the counterpart of the representation of...
Zizek on what happens if you say "I love you." →
jujutsu-with-zizek: Being loved makes me feel directly the gap between what I am as a determinate being and the unfathomable X in me which causes love. Everyone knows Lacan’s definition of love (“Love is giving something one doesn’t have…”); what one often forgets is to add the other half which completes the sentence: “… to someone who doesn’t want it.” And is this not confirmed by our most...
Something wicked this way comes…
Senselogix slides and variations Ölümsüzler Ülkesi Agharta