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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Identification and Desire

Desire (the desiring subject) does not come first, to be followed by an identification that would allow the desire to be fulfilled. What comes first is a tendency toward identification, a primordial tendency which then gives rise to a desire . . .; identification brings the desirous subject into being, not the other way around.
 

 (Mikkel Borch-Jakobsen)