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Zizek’s jokes in From Myth to Symptom

There is a well-known Israeli joke about Clinton visiting Bibi Netanyahu. When, in Bibi’s office, Clinton saw a mysterious blue phone, he asked Bibi what this phone was. Bibi answered that it allowed him to dial Him up there in the sky. Upon his return to the States, the envious Clinton demanded of his secret Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago
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Zizek’s Jokes in The Fragile Absolute

How, then, are we to grasp the difference between the two gaps that characterize the symbolic process: the gap between the Master-Signifier and the series of ‘ordinary’ signifiers (S1 and S2), and the more radical gap between the very domain of the signifier (S) and its objectal remainder/leftover, objet petit Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago