“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Joe Clement on Zizek vs. Buddhism and Jouissance (Object-Oriented Buddhsm 23)

Joe Clement chimes in with this excellent paper here. Fascinating, detailed and right on the money. Take-home line: the passive nihilism Zizek fears disguises a terror of feminine jouissance.

Jouissance is one heck of a withdrawn object.

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