VOLITION

Ultimate freedom…

The choice between life and death?

Or is this our chains…

 

NB: I wrote this whilst reading Zizek’s Plague of Fantasies, in which I came across this passage: ‘Heidegger claims that only man is mortal, this again means that death is the ultimate possibility of the impossibility of a human being, its inherent point of impossibility, something one calculates with, and relates to, in contrast to an animal for which death is simply external… this point is the object a, that which is subtracted from reality (as it’s impossible) and thus gives it consistency – if it gets included in reality, it causes a catastrophe’ (PoF, xvi).

The incredible Magrittean featured image I found on Pinterest but unfortunately I can’t find the name of the artist! Please let me know if you’ve any idea whose it is. X

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