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1. Does "over-determined" in the provided context below mean "excessive and over expectations"?

2. Does "through sight" mean "by means of watching"?

3. Does "No fetishist ever loved an old shoe more than an art lover ever loved a work of art" mean "fetishists love something like an old show exactly like an art lover who loves an artwork"?

4. Does "In this telling statement, we find an amalgamation of sexual and commodity fetishism" mean "in George Bataille's statement that "No fetishist ever loved an old shoe ..." we can see a combination of sexual fetishism and commodity fetishism"?

5. Does "outside the logic of exchange" mean "has a value over our expectation, i.e. the value of the standard is so much over the real value of the object whose value is determined against which"?

6. Does "speculative currency" mean "money"?

Context:

Fetishism is a process, then, that allows for the simultaneous action of two contradictory meanings. It is a symbolic process at the level of the unconscious, involving an over-determined investment in an object through sight.This over-investment in the object is often applied to works of visual art in general, photography in particular, due to its analogical fixing and preservation due to its analogical fixing and preservation of an object, person or scene now lost in time. As the Surrealist-affiliated writer George Bataille once said, ‘No fetishist ever loved an old shoe more than an art lover ever loved a work of art.In this telling statement, we find an amalgamation of sexual and commodity fetishism, in that the standard against which value is being ascribed to the object is outside the logic of exchange, in the former case the phallus, in the latter gold, or more recently speculative currency.

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catttt1. Does "over-determined" in the provided context below mean "excessive and over expectations"?

"Determined" sounds like pschologist's jargon here. I looked it up, and it's spelled "overdetermined", and it is jargon. The definition is outside the scope of this reply, but it does not mean what you say.

catttt2. Does "through sight" mean "by means of watching"?

It seems so.

catttt3. Does "No fetishist ever loved an old shoe more than an art lover ever loved a work of art" mean "fetishists love something like an old show exactly like an art lover who loves an artwork"?

I would put that the other way around, but, yes.

catttt4. Does "In this telling statement, we find an amalgamation of sexual and commodity fetishism" mean "in George Bataille's statement that "No fetishist ever loved an old shoe ..." we can see a combination of sexual fetishism and commodity fetishism"?

Right.

catttt5. Does "outside the logic of exchange" mean "has a value over our expectation, i.e. the value of the standard is so much over the real value of the object whose value is determined against which"?

Something like that, I think.

catttt6. Does "speculative currency" mean "money"?

I'm pretty sure it means "Bitcoin" and the like.