Jacques Lacan
Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (/ləˈkɑːn/; [ʒak lakɑ̃]; 13 April 1901 – 9 September 1981) was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud"...
Slavoj Zizek: Political correctness solidifies hatred, it doesn't work
Revolutions are often initiated by idealists, carried out by fanatics and hijacked by scoundrels. These observations by philosopher Thomas Carlyle still ring...
Mirror stage
The mirror stage (French: stade du miroir) is a concept in the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan. The mirror stage is based on the belief that infants recognize themselves in a mirror (litera...
The Imaginary (psychoanalysis)
The Imaginary order is one of a triptych of terms in the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, along with the symbolic and the real. Each of the trio of terms emerged gradually over time, and under...
The Symbolic
The Symbolic (or Symbolic Order) is a part of the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, part of his attempt "to distinguish between those elementary registers whose grounding I later put forward in ...
The Real
The Real refers to that which is authentic, the unchangeable truth in reference both to being/the Self and the external dimension of experience, also referred to as the infinite and absolute—as oppose...
Lacanian movement
The Lacanian movement comprises the various followings of the innovative but dissident French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. Lacanianism began as a philosophical/linguistic re-interpretation of Freud's ...
World Association of Psychoanalysis
The World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP) was launched at the initiative of Jacques-Alain Miller in Buenos Aires on 3 January 1992. It was declared in Paris, four days later, on 7 January. Its sta...
Symbolic integration
In calculus, symbolic integration is the problem of finding a formula for the antiderivative, or indefinite integral, of a given function f(x), i.e. to find a differentiable function F(x) such thatThi...
Tomás Segovia
Tomás Segovia ([toˈmas seˈɣoβja]; 21 May 1927 – 7 November 2011) was a Mexican author, translator and poet of Spanish origin. He was born in Valencia, Spain, and studied in France and Morocco. H...
Lacanian Ink
Lacanian Ink is a cultural journal based in New York City and founded in the Autumn of 1990 by Josefina Ayerza to provide the American intellectual scene with the theoretical perspective of European p...
Scilicet (journal)
Scilicet is an academic journal that was established in 1968 by Jacques Lacan as the official French-language journal of the École Freudienne de Paris. Published by Éditions du Seuil, it appeared inte...
Objet petit a
In the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, objet petit a ("object little-a") stands for the unattainable object of desire. It is sometimes called the object cause of desire. Lacan always insisted ...
Josefina Ayerza
Josefina Ayerza (born 1950) is a writer and a psychoanalyst who lives and works in New York City. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the 1970s she moved to Paris and then settled in NYC where she est...
Yannis Stavrakakis
Yannis Stavrakakis (Greek: Γιάννης Σταυρακάκης; born 1970) is a Greek political theorist. A member of the Essex School of discourse analysis, he is mainly known for his explorations of the importa...
Graph of desire
The graph of desire (French: graphe du désir) is a conceptual tool from the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan.
Lacan devised numerous quasi-mathematical diagrams to represent the structur...
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema is a 2006 documentary directed and produced by Sophie Fiennes, scripted and presented by Slavoj Žižek. It explores a number of films from a psychoanalytic theoretical pe...
Demand (psychoanalysis)
In the theory of Jacques Lacan, demand (French: demande) represents the way instinctive desires are inevitably alienated through the effects of language on the human condition. The concept of dema...
Renata Salecl
Renata Salecl (born 1962) is a Slovene philosopher, sociologist and legal theorist. She is a senior researcher at the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana, and holds...
Borromean clinic
The Borromean clinic is a model of psychoanalytic practice advanced in the late work of Jacques Lacan. It takes its name from the Borromean knot.
Four discourses
The French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan argued that there were four fundamental types of discourse. He defined four discourses, which he called Master, University, Hysteric and Analyst, and showed how ...
The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis
The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis is the 1978 English-language translation of (French: Le séminaire. Livre XI. Les quatre concepts fondamentaux de la psychanalyse) published in Paris...