Thursday, March 22, 2012

Zizek on Christ

I love the part (around 7.5m in) where Zizek describes the "nature" of Thanatos, or the Freudian "Death Drive", as an expression of infinitude and the desire, not for death, but for a persistence, post-mortem. I also enjoyed his much later characterization of the "information" age, and it's non-materialistic dependence upon government regulation so as to derive "rents" (vice "profits") for the private individual (ie - intellectual property/Bill Gates/Microsoft)