Reblog Zizek quote.

Indeed, Zizek here exemplifies the difference I try to highlight in an earlier essay, between description and argument. That the description is usually, conventionally, taken as argument, such that the very description not only presents an exclusive position but also thereby a proposal of what is incorrect of the situation.


“the way to over­come an idea is to exemplify it, but an example never simply exemplifies a notion; it usually tells you what is wrong with this notion, the very staging actualization of this attitude produces something more which undermines it.” – Slavoj Zizek on why he never stops giving new expamples from popular culture

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