The Nature of Psychoanalysis

I think this is about right:
Psychoanalysis is right to critique the ideological conception of nature as a harmonious, self-regulating whole. However, it goes astray in believing that somehow the fissures and antagonisms of “nature” are unique to humans.

I would only add that in Zizek, this is a tougher claim to make than one finds in Lacan, and this is where Zizek’s emphasis on the Lacanian distinction between reality and the Real (much more in Zizek’s later work) is helpful. And it’s hard to tease out precisely because Zizek doesn’t talk about being as such. And yet, he does tend to look awry (in a bad way) at any view of nature as a placid, peaceful environ that is only blocked in human being by those doing antagonistic politics.