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    But in psychoanalysis, nothing can be fully hidden, or fully repressed.  This leads Zizek to argue that there is no clear opposition between subjective experience and objective reality: rather there is ‘an excess on both sides’ (Zizek 2001, 59).  To illustrate this point, Zizek uses the example of the empty master signifier ‘Nation’.  It is a signified that contains an ostensible fullness and completeness of meaning, yet which also fails on the level of the signifier, since it is incapable of definition.  The master signifier, of which the phallus is an example, could perhaps be perceived as threatening this endless instability of meaning, as it is an anchoring point in the symbolic order.  This is not the case however, because the phallus is a signifier of its own impossibility.

    Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 Acedia is essentially a flight from the world that leads to not caring even that one does not care

    by annieli on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 05:44:59 PM PDT

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