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  • ScuroFantasma There's an interesting analysis about Buddhist enlightenment by Zizek that kind of illustrates this. He claims that it's the ultimate counterpart to capitalist progress. Instead of facing crisis at the pace of development, you relinquish control and allow yourself to be buffeted about, content in your Gelassenheit, basically coming to terms with your lack of control in the situation.
    May 1 07:27 PM
  • ScuroFantasma Nah I'm not a nihilist, though I can see why people end up there. I couldn't really peg myself down either, much like you I'm feeling my way through and trying to learn more in areas that seem to hit at something "essential"/something that resonates. Existentialism is kind of appealing, also I think you can reconcile existentialism and ego-death to some degree; they're both individualistic, but you surrender your agency with ego-death - you're dust in the wind, to be reductive.
    May 1 07:24 PM
  • ScuroFantasma Lacan is...yeah really impenetrable tbh, Zizek isn't a walk in the park either imo, but he's far more approachable than Lacan, at least to me. If you're curious I can't recommend his "How to Read Lacan" book enough, it really helped me out and it's a damn good book in itself. One of my favourites. It's dense, but relatively short.
    April 29 08:36 AM
  • ScuroFantasma That was over three years ago now and I was really intrigued for a while about it all, but I was bascially taught that psychoanlysis was outdated at best, and worthless pseudoscience at worst, so I didn't dive into it to any major degree. It wasn't until I got acquainted with Lacan that I got more involved, went back to Freud etc. I read some of Zizek's work on the subject, watched many lectures, read a bunch of articles. I'm way far from being proficient in this, but I have somewhere to search
    April 29 08:10 AM
  • ScuroFantasma The initial taste was a book called Life Span: Human Development, which is a full introduction to, well, what it says on the tin I guess. It's not specifically about psychology, much less psychoanalysis, but it does naturally include many references to Freud's early and influential theories (not before dismissing almost all of them, as you do haha).
    April 29 08:03 AM

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