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Is contributing visually a provocation on Wikipedia’s ideology?

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Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek refers to these “unknown knowns” as the Freudian unconscious, “the knowledge which does not know itself”. These are the ‘disavowed beliefs and suppositions we are not even aware of adhering to ourselves’. The unknown knowns are a strong engine of what drives Ideology. Some say the only way to discover the unknown […]

Unknown knowns are the things we don't know that we know. The coining of the term is attributed to Slovenian Philosopher Slavoj Žižek and it refers to the unconscious beliefs and prejudices that determine how we perceive reality and intervene in it. It is the Freudian unconscious, the “knowledge which doesn’t know itself,” as Lacan used to say.[1]
Mar 19th, 2011