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==Introduction==
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[[Žižek]]'s account of [[law]] is built upon the reiteration of the idea that ''[[law]] is [[split]]'' or that ''there is a [[parallax view|parallax]] [[gap]] between the '''[[public]] [[letter]]''' and its '''[[obscene]] [[superego]] [[supplement]]'''''.<ref>{{Z}} ''[[The Parallax View]]''. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2006. p. 10.</ref>
  
====Law's Founding====
 
  
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(This chapter focuses on the split in law, drawing out its repercussions for thinking about law more generally.)
  
  
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For [[Žižek]], ''[[law]] is '''necessary''' and potentially '''liberatory'''''.
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Appearing in mutiple arrangements - the [[symbolic]] [[law]] of [[language]] and [[law|norms]], the [[public]] [[law]] of [[state]]s and [[state|regimes]], the [[transgressive]] "[[obscene|nightly]]" [[law]] of [[superego]], as well as the [[religion|religious]] [[law]] of [[Judaism]] and the [[Pauline]] [[law]] of [[faith]] - [[law]] persists as a constituent element of human practical experience.
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Yet ''[[law]] as such is [[lack|incomplete]]''.
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==Law's Founding==
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===Founding Crime===
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===Founding Law===
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==Split Law==
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===Surplus===
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===Lack===
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==Enjoying Law==
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===Love With Law===
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===The Object in Law: From Superego to Objet Petit a===
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===Attachment to Law: From Enjoyment Through Duty to Enjoyment in Love===
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==Conclusion: Hope in Law==
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==Notes==
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Revision as of 22:08, 10 September 2006

Introduction

Žižek's account of law is built upon the reiteration of the idea that law is split or that there is a parallax gap between the public letter and its obscene superego supplement.[1]


(This chapter focuses on the split in law, drawing out its repercussions for thinking about law more generally.)


For Žižek, law is necessary and potentially liberatory.

Appearing in mutiple arrangements - the symbolic law of language and norms, the public law of states and regimes, the transgressive "nightly" law of superego, as well as the religious law of Judaism and the Pauline law of faith - law persists as a constituent element of human practical experience.


Yet law as such is incomplete.


Law's Founding

Founding Crime

Founding Law

Split Law

Surplus

Lack

Enjoying Law

Love With Law

The Object in Law: From Superego to Objet Petit a

Attachment to Law: From Enjoyment Through Duty to Enjoyment in Love

Conclusion: Hope in Law

Notes

  1. Žižek, Slavoj. The Parallax View. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2006. p. 10.