Whither Marx?

August 26, 2012

An assessment of Zizek in relation to Althusser… which totally sidesteps the issue of ideology as ontology rather than epistemology  (i.e. practice/comm fet/symbolic as ideology [Zizek] vs  meconassance/state etc./imaginary [Althusser]). I.e. once again Althusser takes the place of Marx.

The discussion of Fichte in chapter 3 of Less Than Nothing gets at this same point: it’s not just a solipsitic I in relation to an alienating world that is the issue (i.e. being immersed in the symbolic as an external imposition) but one’s own practice being the source of that alienation…. (or something like that)

Choi, Won (2012). “From or Toward the Symbolic? A Critique of Zizek’s Sublime Object of Ideology” Decalages: Vol. 1: Iss. 2, Article 2.

 

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