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Mark Fisher
“It goes without saying that all mental illnesses are neurologically instantiated, but this says nothing about their causation. If it is true, for instance, that depression is constituted by low serotonin levels, what still needs to be explained is why particular individuals have low levels of serotonin. This requires a social and political explanation; and the task of repoliticizing mental illness is an urgent one if the left wants to challenge capitalist realism.”
Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

Slavoj Žižek
“an entity is free when it can deploy its immanent potential without being impeded by any external obstacle.”
Slavoj Žižek, Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism

Jonathan Crary
“Through the appropriation of public spaces and resources into the logic of the marketplace, individuals are dispossessed of many collective forms of mutual support or sharing. A simple and pervasive cooperative practice like hitchhiking had to be inverted into a risk-filled act with fearful, even lethal consequences. Now it has reached the point of laws being enacted in parts of the United States that criminalize giving food to the homeless or to undocumented immigrants.”
Jonathan Crary, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep

Mari Ruti
“As Luce Iri- garay explains, "What makes me one, and perhaps even unique, is the fact that you are and I am not you.”
Mari Ruti, A World of Fragile Things: Psychoanalysis and the Art of Living

Mark Fisher
“Sure, they say, we may not live in a condition of perfect Goodness. But we’re lucky that we don’t live in a condition of Evil. Our democracy is not perfect. But it’s better than the bloody dictatorships. Capitalism is unjust. But it’s not criminal like Stalinism. We let millions of Africans die of AIDS, but we don’t make racist nationalist declarations like Milosevic. We kill Iraqis with our airplanes, but we don’t cut their throats with machetes like they do in Rwanda, etc.”
Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

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