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TGL 010 - It's All about Jouissance

TGL 010 - It's All about Jouissance

Intro:

In this episode of TGL, Neil starts to talk about the concept of Jouissance (i.e., enjoyment). The claim Neil makes is that understanding the way jouissance functions in our lives is essential to understanding why people do the things they do, in particular when those things don't make a lot of sense.

Breakdown:

  • 0:00-0:15 | Coffee
  • 0:15-7:50 | Context, background, setting the stage
  • 7:50-20:10 | The question: Why do people snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?
  • 20:10-38:00 | Five points about jouissance (i.e., Jouissance 101)
  • 38:00-54:15 | Let's answer the question: Why do people snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? The answer is repressed desire, repressed modes of jouissance acting out in our lives.