Lacan

“At the culmination of the historical effort of a society to refuse to recognize that it has any function other than the utilitarian one, and in the anxiety of the individual confronting the ‘concentrational’ form of the social bond that seems to arise to crown this effort, existentialism must be judged by the explanations it gives of the subjective impasses that have indeed resulted from it; a freedom that is never more authentic than when it is within the walls of a prison, a demand for commitment, expressing the impotence of a pure consciousness to master any situation; a voyeuristic-sadistic…

Lacan

“At the culmination of the historical effort of a society to refuse to recognize that it has any function other than the utilitarian one, and in the anxiety of the individual confronting the ‘concentrational’ form of the social bond that seems to arise to crown this effort, existentialism must be judged by the explanations it gives of the subjective impasses that have indeed resulted from it; a freedom that is never more authentic than when it is within the walls of a prison, a demand for commitment, expressing the impotence of a pure consciousness to master any situation; a voyeuristic-sadistic…

vocab (thanks to Lacan)

erogenic, adjThat gives rise to sexual desire. dehiscence, nounGaping, opening by divergence of parts, esp. as a natural process: a. Bot. The bursting open of capsules, fruits, anthers, etc. in order to discharge their mature contents. quadrature, nounThe quality, state, or condition of being quadrate or quadrangular; squareness; (also) a square or rectangle (obs.). Now rare. ergodic, adjOf a trajectory in a confined portion of space: having the property that in the limit all points of the space will be included in the trajectory with equal frequency. Of a stochastic process: having the property that the probability of any state…

vocab (thanks to Lacan)

erogenic, adjThat gives rise to sexual desire. dehiscence, nounGaping, opening by divergence of parts, esp. as a natural process: a. Bot. The bursting open of capsules, fruits, anthers, etc. in order to discharge their mature contents. quadrature, nounThe quality, state, or condition of being quadrate or quadrangular; squareness; (also) a square or rectangle (obs.). Now rare. ergodic, adjOf a trajectory in a confined portion of space: having the property that in the limit all points of the space will be included in the trajectory with equal frequency. Of a stochastic process: having the property that the probability of any state…