Negation

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NEGATION. Denial. Two negations are construed to mean one affirmation. Dig. 50, 16, 137.

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In other words, caught in an absolute dualism, which is mutually negatory, being made up of the extremes of the pendulum of history which negate one another (spirit versus matter), man loses the foundations of knowledge, both the spiritual and the materialistic: namely, alternately, cyclically, ad infinitum (the case invoked by Brownson above); or, even more seriously, simultaneously.
Alongside this negatory notion of human subjectivity, Faust Is Dead presents Pete as an individual who experiences the world entirely through Baudrillard's notion of simulacra.
With these considerations, Laclau transforms the Saussurian theory of signification not only in a typically deconstructive way (whereby the condition of possibility of signification proves to be, at the very same time, a condition of impossibility), but also in a thoroughly political way by framing signification in terms of a more general logic of antagonism, i.e., the intrinsically political logic by which meaning arises in the process of establishing, out of dispersed differences, an equivalential chain vis-a-vis a threatening, negatory outside.