By Edward Westermarck
First released in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.
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This is also why I am somewhat hesitant to endorse efforts by ˇ izˇek to advocate a drastic break with all symbolic investments. 23 This is why I have sought to highlight the importance of the kinds of transcendent experiences that allow us to weave strands of singularity into our otherwise socially mediated existence. I have attempted to show that our loyalty to such strands can be a means of resisting psychic capture, of reminding ourselves that we are not eternally beholden to a predetermined existential trajectory.
The “Undeadness” of the Drives Undoubtedly our lives would be less complicated if we could figure out how to manage the excess jouissance of the drives. Yet my analysis thus far also suggests that our singularity is inextricably aligned with this excess—that our constitutive instability is merely the flipside of the fact that we are never completely absorbed by symbolic and imaginary processes of subjectivization. This is why it would be a mistake to confuse singularity with our usual understanding of personality.
If this pulse can get caught up in the meshes of hegemonic sociality, thereby producing something akin to Rosenzweig’s vampire, it can also, like the “miracle,” fissure the surface of this sociality so as to create something bravely resistant. Along related lines, if we return to the idea that the repetition compulsion is where trauma and singularity meet, then Rosenzweig’s daimon rescues singularity from trauma’s grip by offering jouissance an alternative site of cathexis. Indeed, the clinical practice of analysis could be said to be a space for the cultivation of character in precisely this sense.