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Appendix

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Žižek, S. (2015). Appendix. In Žižek, S. Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism. Penguin Books, pp. 192-214

(noun) a Greco-Christian term referring to "love: the highest form of love, charity", and "the love of God for man and of man for God

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the 'hatred' enjoined by Christ is not a kind of pseudo-dialectical opposite to love, but a direct expression of agape

defined as 'unconditional love' earlier

—p.199 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

the 'hatred' enjoined by Christ is not a kind of pseudo-dialectical opposite to love, but a direct expression of agape

defined as 'unconditional love' earlier

—p.199 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago
205

[...] what was inherently wrong with the twentieth-century Communist project, and which immanent weakness of this project forced the Communists (and not only the Communists) in power to resort to unrestrained violence? In other words, it is not enough to say that Communists 'neglected the problem of violence': it was a deeper socio-political failure that pushed them to violence. (The same goes for the notion that Communists 'neglected democracy': their overall project of social transformation enforced on them this 'neglect'.)

—p.205 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago

[...] what was inherently wrong with the twentieth-century Communist project, and which immanent weakness of this project forced the Communists (and not only the Communists) in power to resort to unrestrained violence? In other words, it is not enough to say that Communists 'neglected the problem of violence': it was a deeper socio-political failure that pushed them to violence. (The same goes for the notion that Communists 'neglected democracy': their overall project of social transformation enforced on them this 'neglect'.)

—p.205 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago

(psychology) Impulsive acting out; term used by Lacan

208

it was an impotent passage à l'acte, an acting out which bore witness to the failure to get rid of the past

on the CCR destroying old monuments

—p.208 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

it was an impotent passage à l'acte, an acting out which bore witness to the failure to get rid of the past

on the CCR destroying old monuments

—p.208 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago
214

Communism is today not the name of a solution, but the name of a problem, the problema of commons in all its dimensions--the commons of nature as the substance of our life, the problema of our biogenetic commons, the problema of our cultural commons ('intellectual property'), and, last but not least, commons as the universal space of humanity from which no one should be excluded. Whatever the solution, it will have to deal with these problems. This is why, as Alvaro Garcia Linera once put it, our horizon has to remain Communist--a horizon not as an inaccessible ideal, but as a space of ideas within which we move.

idk why he says problema

—p.214 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago

Communism is today not the name of a solution, but the name of a problem, the problema of commons in all its dimensions--the commons of nature as the substance of our life, the problema of our biogenetic commons, the problema of our cultural commons ('intellectual property'), and, last but not least, commons as the universal space of humanity from which no one should be excluded. Whatever the solution, it will have to deal with these problems. This is why, as Alvaro Garcia Linera once put it, our horizon has to remain Communist--a horizon not as an inaccessible ideal, but as a space of ideas within which we move.

idk why he says problema

—p.214 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago