excerpt from looking awry
POSTSCRIPT – As with Dante, all things that exist in the Real are potential signs. This remains true, even when it appears otherwise (false and/or relative). This existing in the Real provides (restores) depth (and/or aura), or places/situates within things perspectival (anamorphic) space itself (what Jean-Luc Marion calls â€˜distanceâ€™ and what Zizek calls the â€˜anamorphic stain/parallaxâ€™ within subjectivity). Within this â€˜space within spaceâ€™ worlds are to be found (including â€˜newâ€™ and â€˜betterâ€™ worlds). Within this Night of the World resides the Real (or, as the German Romantics called it, Self). Inscribed in the Night of the World (a â€˜Nightâ€™ always offered as antidote to the â€˜Dayâ€™ of the Enlightenment) is Idealism Itself; that is to say, the ultimate ghost in the machine.