This, Malabou concludes, makes each of us capable of plastic individuality, of transforming our own singular essence in unforeseeable ways by incorporating what was formerly accidental." Note btw that Malabou's reading is consistent with my own view of Hegel as a demythologizer in religion, and as a philosopher who acknowledges the productive dimension of reflexivity.____ Philosophy understood by Heidegger in the sense of the way in which meaning opens itself for us.Kant: "Man is an animal who needs a master" to tame a certain excess of non-natural instinct (what Freud calls the "death drive" or immortality, something that insists beyond life and death).
Historicized by Zizek in the sense of Thinking on the edge, as it were, from a standpoint which did not exist before but has opened just now.
That is another reason why there can be no ultimate metalanguage—the standpoint keeps changing.
Kant's extreme of rationality—Lacan said that Sade was the truth of Kant, meaning not that Kant was a sadist, but that Sade was a Kantian.
Don Giovanni, another Kantian: his choice of hell is ethical, he sticks to his own responsibility and to the truth of his actions (rationally) even though it will not benefit him.
We humans do many things which do not have a utilitarian value (Zizek is looking for the word exaptation, spandrels, etc.—mixing it up a bit with the concept of sexual selection).