Law: From Superego to Love

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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 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.)

Law's Founding

Founding Crime
Founding Law

Split Law


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


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