Definitions

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  • adjective psychoanalysis Of, pertaining to, or resembling the psychoanalytical views of Jacques Lacan (1901-1981).

Etymologies

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From Lacan + -ian

Examples

  • Beyond its more recent — and certainly relevant — role in Lacanian psychoanalytic discourse as an English translation ofinstance, insistence is defined by the OED as the very

    Introduction: 'The Power is There': Romanticism as Aesthetic Insistence

  • Zizek [*] reads this crucial turn of thinking in Lacanian terms; as he says, the price of the subject's positing of itself out of the ground of obscure longing and in the form of the Word is "the irretrievable loss of the subject's self-identity" (47).

    Mourning Becomes Theory: Schelling and the Absent Body of Philosophy

  • That phrase is a little bit contradictory, but if we look at it in a Lacanian sense we can make sense of that phrase.

    Ehsan Azari Stanizai: Lacan and His Significance in Western Philosophy

  • The ‘node of reality’ is not even some residual or surplus (Lacanian) capital ‘R’ Real, which could resist the totalising forces of mediatisation.

    Ballardian » Better Living through Psychopathology

  • That phrase is a little bit contradictory, but if we look at it in a Lacanian sense we can make sense of that phrase.

    Ehsan Azari Stanizai: Lacan and His Significance in Western Philosophy

  • Neither does his tendency to roam freely through high and low culture, illuminating the Lacanian undercurrents in Hitchcock as well as Hegel, Leibniz and David Lynch.

    Slavoj Žižek: interview

  • (In his new book, Living in the End Times, there is a serious, and seriously funny, essay on Kung Fu Panda, the recent DreamWorks animation, which Žižek insists is "a somewhat naive, but nonetheless basically accurate, illustration of an important aspect of Lacanian theory.")

    Slavoj Žižek: interview

  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a film about Lacanian mirror theory and Terry Gilliam's problems with receiving proper financing from the devil Hollywood.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • More then anywhere else the 'natural scientist' is the "subject supposed to know" (in Lacanian terms) in America - You hear allot about "religious fundamentalism" and so forth, this is (in Lacanian terms), a symptom or if one likes, the very reflective antagonism formed by the dominant religion, i.e. scientism.

    Kog Zadare, only living person...

  • On April Fool's day, 2005, he famously wed a 27-year-old former lingerie model and Lacanian scholar from Argentina.

    Slavoj Žižek: interview

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