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Jacques Lacan's return to Freud : space for possiblity of real impossiblity

Jacques Lacan's return to Freud : space for possiblity of real impossiblity
Jacques Lacan's return to Freud : space for possiblity of real impossiblity

Focusing chiefly on Le Séinaire XI: Les quatre concepts fondamentaux de la psychanalyse, Lacan's concept of objet petit a is studied in the context of an initial argument that his ideas are not reducible to a theory of a self-enclosed linguistic system. The `gaze' and `voice' variants of objet petit a are examined as topological spaces of an embodied impossibility that pertains to Lacan's realm of the Real. A division of a human subject by signifiers is presented as an indispensable part of a problematic in which objet petit a seemingly offers a shelter from this division. Freud's theories of phantasy and the psychoanalytic concept of a drive are discussed in relation to these issues.

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Gray, Geoffrey Michael
Gray, Geoffrey Michael

Gray, Geoffrey Michael (1990) Jacques Lacan's return to Freud : space for possiblity of real impossiblity. University of Southampton, Doctoral Thesis.

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Focusing chiefly on Le Séinaire XI: Les quatre concepts fondamentaux de la psychanalyse, Lacan's concept of objet petit a is studied in the context of an initial argument that his ideas are not reducible to a theory of a self-enclosed linguistic system. The `gaze' and `voice' variants of objet petit a are examined as topological spaces of an embodied impossibility that pertains to Lacan's realm of the Real. A division of a human subject by signifiers is presented as an indispensable part of a problematic in which objet petit a seemingly offers a shelter from this division. Freud's theories of phantasy and the psychoanalytic concept of a drive are discussed in relation to these issues.

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Published date: 1990

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Author: Geoffrey Michael Gray

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