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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
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Discussing her interactions with the medical establishment just now, Kim commented that, "They'll listen to me because I know how to speak with authority." I'd never noticed the double meaning in that expression before. In order to speak with authority, you have to speak with authority. I like the symmetry that implies. It functions much like the one invoked by the word "subject," as famously remarked by the French thinkers Jacques Lacan and Louis Althusser: the subject of a sentence is subject to the sentence.

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kumaraka From: kumaraka Date: January 18th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
ha ha. English proffessors are neat. :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 19th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I try. . .
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: January 19th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
by the French thinkers Jacques Lacan

::almost dies from laughing::
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 19th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I hadn't read that entry or its comment thread when I posted this. Swear!
tensleep From: tensleep Date: January 20th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Cross apply this post to pissang's recent Lacan post.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 21st, 2007 06:28 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
::chortling::
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