tisdag 3 januari 2012

The murder of a thing

“Word is murder of a thing, not only in the elementary sense of implying its absence - by naming a thing, we treat it as absent, as dead, although it is still present - but above all in the sense of its radical dissection: the word 'quarters' the thing, it tears it out of the embedment in its concrete context, it treats its component parts as entities with an autonomous existence: we speak about color, form, shape, etc., as if they possessed self-sufficient being.”  
 Slavoj Žižek, Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out

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