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From No Subject - Encyclopedia of Lacanian Psychoanalysis
|French: aliénation, German: Entfremdung|
"The initial synthesis of the ego is essentially an alter ego, it is alienated."
In Rimbaud's words, "I is an other."
"Alienation is constitutive of the imaginary order. Alienation is the imaginary as such."
Lacan devotes the whole of chapter 16 of The Seminar, Book XI, The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis (1964a) to a discussion of alienation and the related concept of separation.
- Lacan, Jacques. Écrits. Paris: Seuil, 1966. p. 154
- Lacan, Jacques. The Seminar. Book XI. The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis, 1964. Trans. Alan Sheridan. London: Hogarth Press and Institute of Psycho-Analysis, 1977. p. 215
- Lacan, Jacques. The Seminar. Book III. The Psychoses, 1955-56. Trans. Russell Grigg. London: Routledge, 1993. p. 39
- Lacan, Jacques. Écrits: A Selection. Trans. Alan Sheridan. London: Tavistock Publications, 1977. p. 23
- Lacan, Jacques. The Seminar. Book III. The Psychoses, 1955-56. Trans. Russell Grigg. London: Routledge, 1993. p. 146