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Law: From Superego to Love

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Split Law
===Founding Law===
==''Split Law''== The persisting [[Real]] of [[violence]] is [[law]].
How does the [[Real]] of [[violence]] ''persist'' in [[law]], and what is the relation of this persisting [[violence]] to '''[[law|split law]]'''?
How does this '''violence''' ''persist'', and what is its relation to '''split law'''?
[[Violence]] persists as [[superego]], that is, as the punishing, powerful, obscene, dead [[father]] killed by the primal horde.
===Surplus=== As a nonintegrated [[Violencesurplus]] persists as [[superego]], that is, as the punishing, powerful, obscene, dead [[father]] killed by the primal horde.
[[violence]] gives [[law]] the form of an ''injunction'',
rendering [[law]] as that which is to be obeyed.
===Surplus===
As a nonintegrated surplus, [[violence]] gives [[law]] the form of an ''injunction'Law''', rendering [[law]] as that which is to be obeyed.constitutively senseless:
[[Law]] is constitutively [[signification|senseless]]: it is obeyed not because it is [[good]], just, or beneficial, but because it is [[law]].
As [[Zizek]] explains, "The last foundation of the [[Law]]'s authority lies in its process of [[enunciation]]."<ref>{{Z}} "How Did Marx Invent the Symptom?" in ''[[Mapping Ideology]]''. Ed. Slavoj Zizek. Verso: London, 1944. p. 318</ref>
 
 
This traumatic, nonintegrated character of [[law]] is a positive condition of [[law]].<ref>{{Z}} "How Did Marx Invent the Symptom?" in ''[[Mapping Ideology]]''. Ed. Slavoj Zizek. Verso: London, 1944. p. 319</ref>
 
 
 
 
This traumatic, senseless injunction is also the psychoanalytic notion of the superego.
 
Superego issues unconditional commands, telling us what to do, refusing to take no for an answer, refusing even to consider our specific circumstances, needs or desires.
 
The superego command is thus more than a simple prohibition.
 
It is a prohibition compliance with which produces enjoyment.
 
When we obey the superego, when we give up our own desire and comply or follow orders, a part of us, or, more precisely the Other within us, enjoys.
 
Superego thus involves the excess of law, the violence that persists in law's injunction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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