debates was guilty / innocent was debates

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Sun Oct 15 09:00:54 PDT 2000

>On Sun, 15 Oct 2000 10:33:34 -0500 Carrol Cox <cbcox at> wrote:
> > You mean desire delinked from any object of desire? ... Terror ...
>The object of desire does not exist, it is imagined - fantasized. Desire is
>sustained by precisely this imagined object. So desire does not exist apart
>from the desired object, which does not exist. Truth delinked from practice is
>terror, right? Truth is the truth of desire, not a corresponding state of
>affairs between language and reality, since such a perspective assumes that
>language itself is not part of the objects of reality. The critique of pure
>desire is the critique of a desire that desires an object which does not exist
>(which is the foundational point of desire itself). The critique, in other
>words, is always the critique of material substance, both at it
>constitutes the
>subject and as we encounter it objectively.
>ideologically inclined,

Well, you are ideologically de-linked from reality, I'm inclined to say.


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