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By Sara Murphy, Huguette Glowinski, Zita M. Marks

Jacques Lacan (1901-81) used to be probably the most unique and debatable thinkers of the post-war interval. His principles had a profound influence at the highbrow events of his time and his paintings is of continuous significance to a variety of disciplines: psychoanaytic concept and perform, literary feedback, serious social conception, linguistics, cinemma, paintings feedback and political technological know-how. This name goals to provide a transparent and necessary exposition on a few forty keyword phrases. every one access outlines the belief, 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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It is a disorder of the symbolic or metaphoric function while the propositional function of language is retained. Associations slide along the horizontal axis, hence subjects are able to make métonymie associations ('cup'-saucer'), but lose the capacity for substitution ('cup'-'drinking vessel'). The second type of aphasia is that associated with the horizontal axis, or the axis of contiguity. With this type of disorder, subjects experience a breakdown in the propositional or métonymie function of language while the metaphoric function is 16 Aphasia 17 maintained.

This unity or totality is perceived from the outside and in an anticipated manner, meaning that it is external and thus alien to the subject, and that the ideal of total unity which testifies to the fundamental human dynamics of mastery, is in fact unattainable; it can be anticipated but never realized. Thus the image or rather the Gestalt introduces some form of mastery, but this mastery is illusory. Moreover, the identification with the Gestalt installs a radical alienation: the subject has no direct access to the body; its only access is through the image of the (idealized) other; hence the notation i(a) - image de Vautre, Lacan's reference to Freudian narcissism enables him to understand the relation between the structure of the animal world and that of the human world - the formative function of the image for humans - and links the assumption of the reflected image - the image of the body - to the development of the ego.

L'autisme et la psychanalyse. Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail. Lefort, R. and Lefort, R. (1994) [1980] Birth of the Other. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Soler, C. (1990) 'Hors discours: autisme et paranoia', Les feuillets psychanalytiques du Courtil 2: 9-24, Leers Nord. Stevens, A. (1987) 'L'holophrase', Ornicar? 42. Leonardo S. Rodriguez Body Both Lacan and Freud contributed little to knowledge of the body as biological entity, or to the biological or physiological functioning of the human body.

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