sinthematica

curiously Lacanian...concerning philosophy, psychology, psychoanalysis, anthropology, linguistics, history, and antiquity. subtopics: jouissance, sexuality, gender, sexuation, creativity, lack, divided subjectivity, identification, ideology, feminism, critical theory, cultural criticism, social justice, marxism, communism, being, death and becoming.sometimes original poetry (but shhh)if it's not quoted, it's [being] written by me.

sinthematica

What does Lacan say about everything?

Neurosis is the irrationally rational response to the profound unlikelihood of a mysterious Onlooker who is posited by the subject as that which knows at all times the degree to which one is being been good or wicked.

"A pervert imagines to be the Other to gain pleasure, and when a neurotic imagines to be the pervert, s/he exposes a desire to gain control of the Other."



- Jacques Lacan (via sjemena)



"radical individualism serves as the ideological justification of the unconstrained power of what the large majority of individuals experience as a vast anonymous power, which, without any democratic public control, regulates their lives."



- Slavoj Zizek (via alterities)



animatedtext:

early beaks, late prey

poetryaboutmilkduds:

inside the roped lines
I keep my play,
I flip in static serenade,
I edify permanent mistakes.

mostly you,
mostly the corroding bass.

"The..ability to embrace the gaze and identify..with this [impossibility for which it stands] costs the subject its support in the Other, which is why neurosis develops as a form of resistance to identification with the gaze"



- gaze in cinema  - Todd McGowan (via alterities)

(Source: mastersignifiers)



"Shadow" does not at all speak to the true, obscene depth of the abject in the subject.

"There are not only wrong answers; there are also wrong questions. These wrong questions are what we call ideology."



"To purify these categories and in them to elevate spirit to truth and freedom, this is…the loftier business of logic."



- Hegel, 'The Science of Logic'  (via aidsnegligee)



on comparing infinities

thesplitsubject:

there are some things that can’t be earned or lost

thesplitsubject:

fantasies remembered

thesplitsubject:

fantasies remembered

"

the reason why i do it

though i fail and fail

in the giving of true names

is i am adam and his mother

and these failures are my job.

"



- “the making of poems” by Lucille Clifton



"

The imaginary identification with the name of the father [or identification with a name or a label offered to us by language], of the leader and/or of the nation, never completely loses its compensatory function with respect to the lack in the subject. It cannot heal the lack because it functions as a constant reminder of the same or of being deprived of an object that does not exist …

The imaginary father…does not have the signifier that could define the identity of the subject. This is the most difficult wound to narcissism (the rock of symbolic castration)…

The signifier determines [or gives a name to] identity although ultimately the signifier is the signifier of a lack of the Symbolic to [adequately] represent the Real.

"



-

Raul Moncayo, ‘Forms and Transformations of Narcissism’, from “Evolving Lacanian Perspectives for Clinical Psychoanalysis”

*[liberally translated from Moncayo’s Lacanese for Tumblr by sinthematica]



"

Lacan (1954) considered narcissism as intrinsically tied to a distinct dimension of aggression he called aggressivity.

In aggressivity, aggression is directed towards the [image of what I think I’m supposed to be for others] for representing a deadly and alienating form of identification. This image of me is not me, it is other. This is the basis for self-hatred.

Conversely, the image of the other, that I love or hate, is none other than me … Since [this self-image] is derived from the [fantasy of what a mothering figure wanted her child to be], [it] is also hated for not [alone] being [all that she wanted].

If [this imaginary form of no-self or anti-self is] not sublimated, this form of aggressivity leads to masochistic phantasies of bodily dismemberment and mutilation.

"



-

Raul Moncayo, ‘Forms and Transformations of Narcissism’, from “Evolving Lacanian Perspectives for Clinical Psychoanalysis”

*[liberally translated/transposed from Moncayo’s Lacanese for Tumblr by sinthematica]