‘Jacques Lacan’ by Dominiek Hoens


Lacan’s central theory of the subject is expounded via a detailed discussion of two early texts, Logical Time and Number Thirteen. It is argued that the Lacanian subject is ‘not without others’ and the collectivity supporting any individual identity is based on an immanently shared property. From the perspective of later phases in Lacan’s theorizing, these others are to be considered as imaginary, and to be supplemented by the notion of the symbolic Other and the real object a. In that sense, the paper tackles the major conceptual innovations of Lacanian teaching from a point of view highlighting the socio-political conditioning of the subject on which psychoanalysis operates.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: