Jacques Lacan

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Lacan, Jacques

(zhäk läkäN`), 1901–81, French psychoanalyst. After receiving a medical degree, he became a psychoanalyst in Paris. Lacan was infamous for his unorthodox methods of treatment, such as the truncated therapy session, which often lasted only several minutes. A staunch critic of modern (particularly American) revisions of psychoanalytic theory, Lacan supported the traditional model of psychoanalysispsychoanalysis,
name given by Sigmund Freud to a system of interpretation and therapeutic treatment of psychological disorders. Psychoanalysis began after Freud studied (1885–86) with the French neurologist J. M.
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 espoused by Sigmund FreudFreud, Sigmund
, 1856–1939, Austrian psychiatrist, founder of psychoanalysis. Born in Moravia, he lived most of his life in Vienna, receiving his medical degree from the Univ. of Vienna in 1881.

His medical career began with an apprenticeship (1885–86) under J.
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. He argued that contemporary psychoanalytic theories had strayed too far from their roots in Freudian psychoanalysis, which held that there was constant conflict between the ego and the unconsciousunconscious,
in psychology, that aspect of mental life that is separate from immediate consciousness and is not subject to recall at will. Sigmund Freud regarded the unconscious as a submerged but vast portion of the mind.
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 mind. Lacan argued that this conflict could not be resolved—the ego could not be "healed"—and pointed out that the true intention of psychoanalysis was analysis and not cure. His collection of papers, Ecrits (1966, tr. 1977), though notoriously difficult reading, has been influential in linguistics, film theory, and literary criticism.


See C. Clement, The Lives and Legends of Jacques Lacan (tr. 1983); D. Macey, Lacan in Contexts (1988); biography by E. Roudinesco (1993, tr. 1997).

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Lacan, Jacques (1975a): Le sAaAaAeA@minaire de Jacques Lacan.
Lacan, Jacques (1981): Le sAaAaAeA@minaire de Jacques Lacan.
LACAN, Jacques (1984): El Seminario 3: La psicosis, Barcelona, Paidos.
Lacan, Jacques, El Seminario, Libro 2: El yo en la teoria de Freud, Buenos Aires, Paidos, 1983, p.
El concepto de verdad en Lacan, ediciones Homo Sapiens, Rosario-Santa Fe, 1977; y LACAN, Jacques.
Lacan, Jacques (1977), Ecrits A Selection (translated by: Alan Sheridan) London: Tavistock
Lacan, Jacques, Seminar IX (1061-1962): 'L'identification', unpublished.
Yet Bois and Krauss had chosen many of the same theoretical sources (Georges Bataille, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida) and were already making claims much like Didi-Huberman's; they took the informe to be an operation and not a reference, a mode of delivery, not the message.
10) Desequilibrio que se expresa en actos fallidos, chistes y suenos que muestran que el deseo inconsciente es parte constitutiva del hablar y que, peor aun, estas fallas de las que "nada quiere saberse", forman parte inerradicable del "ser que habla" (vease LACAN, Jacques, Seminario XX: Aun, Paidos, Bs.
The essays draw upon the theories of Homi Bhabha, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, and Edouard Glissant, with a special focus on the construction of identity in the Caribbean literary tradition.
Assim tera o leitor reflexoes envolvendo Maurice Blanchot, Roland Barthes, Clarice Lispector, Nuno Ramos, JeanLuc Nancy, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Antonin Artaud, Glauber Rocha, Marcel Proust, Tom Jobim, Claude Debussy, Claude Monet, Samuel Beckett, Bernard-Marie Koltes, Yvonne Rainer .