Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

a Lacanian term (following the linguistics of Saussure); really just another signifier (i.e., something that organises discursive structures) but one which stops the slippage of the signified under the signifier and fixes meaning, thereby forming a stable symbolic order. i don't really know tbh. a platonic ideal of a concept like "freedom" or "health"?

Highlighted phrases

master signifier

The master signifier was not ‘empire’ (politically inadmissible except, chiefly, as a designation for the Soviet Union) but ‘security’.

—p.136 Kaleidoscopics of Power (127) by Anders Stephanson
6 years, 8 months ago

Alain Badiou develops the notion of ‘atonal’ worlds – monde atone – which lack the intervention of a Master-Signifier to impose meaningful order onto the confused multiplicity of reality.

—p.29 Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo: (8) by Slavoj Žižek
6 years, 8 months ago

A basic feature of our postmodern world is that it tries to dispense with this agency of the ordering Master- Signifier: the complexity of the world needs to be as­ serted unconditionally. Every Master-Signifier meant to impose some order on it must be deconstructed, dis­ persed

—p.30 Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo: (8) by Slavoj Žižek
6 years, 8 months ago

a master signifier in falling bills, floating, liquid, pouring down on bitches in the proverbial rain

—p.27 Notes on Trap (25) by n+1
4 years, 11 months ago