A Compendium of Lacanian Terms by Sara Murphy, Huguette Glowinski, Zita M. Marks PDF

By Sara Murphy, Huguette Glowinski, Zita M. Marks

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Jacques Lacan (1901-81) was once the most unique and debatable thinkers of the post-war interval. His rules had a profound impact at the highbrow routine of his time and his paintings is of continuous significance to quite a lot of disciplines: psychoanaytic concept and perform, literary feedback, serious social concept, linguistics, cinemma, artwork feedback and political technology. This identify goals to offer a transparent and valuable exposition on a few forty key words. each one access outlines the assumption, finding it inside Lacanian discourse, and the evolution of the time period in the improvement of Lacan's rules. a listing of references is equipped on the finish of every access.

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In this sense, the symbolic, and more particularly the signifier, takes over the role of the imaginary, more precisely the imago or 36 A Compendium of Lacanian Terms Gestalt, in transforming the organism into a body. The signifier introduces the one -le un- and introduces the body in its spoken dimension. It is important to add that Lacan does not consider the symbolic or language as a super-structure or as an abstraction, but rather as a reality which pre-exists the subject and determines the reality of the subject as a spoken reality.

In Lacan's early texts, that is until the mid-1950s, the imaginary register predominates and the image's formative function for the subject is in the foreground. The major reference to this formative function of the image is the so-called minor phase that manifests 'the affective dynamism by which the subject originally identifies himself with the visual Gestalt of his own body: in relation to the still very profound lack of coordination of his own motility, it represents an ideal unity, a salutary imago' (Écrits, Lacan, 1977).

The following are the diagnostic categories generally accepted in the Freudian field, although there is no unanimity as to exact definitions: 1. Paranoia, whose existence as one of the psychoses of childhood is maintained, contrary to the opinion of non-psychoanalytic psychiatry. Les structures de la psychose, by Rosine and Robert Lefort (1988), contains a full account of the treatment of Robert, the Wolf Child, and a detailed comparison of Robert's and President Schreber's clinical presentations, which has led the authors to assert the structural identity of both cases.

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