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I believe the relationship between Eros and Thanatos is that of dualism, as a twofold division which indicates that although theoretically different descriptions of the same energy, they are essentially equivalent. That's whay I wrote somewhere that theoretically, love is equal with hate, if you look at their common denominator: the passion/energy in them, which Lacan names "the passion of truth". There isn't a boundary between them either, instead they ethereally glide or transcend from one condition into another. They are mutualy opposed but overlapping features/ characters of the selfsame energy.
A dichotomy is any splitting of a whole into exactly two non-overlapping parts (white-black, one-many, singular-plural...).
Last edited by bianca; 10-Jul-2007 at 10:15.