Zizek’s generosity and risk

“Even the most egotistically calculated exchange of favours has to rely on a first move which cannot be explained in these terms, in some grounding gesture of giving, of the primordial gift (as Derrida would have put it) which cannot be accounted for in the terms f future benefits.”

– Zizek, x. Foreward to Ethics of the Real by A. Zupancic

 

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