feigning agency as free will

Subjectivity is about internal preferences and our personal perception of the world, while objectivity acknowledges external, unchangeable facts accepted by consensus.

However, consider that "to object" is to block or challenge (obstruct), while "to subject" is to submit and limit yourself.

Žižek argues that in this reversal of language use, we encounter the parallax, where the subject, typically the active agent, is acted upon by the previously passive object.

Seen from this point of view, our subjective agency and sovereignty is a delusional game. We gracefully feign agency by embracing submission as an expression of free will: amor fati.



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