|French: belle âme||German: schöne Seele|
The "beautiful soul" is a stage in the dialectic of self-consciousness which Hegel describes in the Phenomenology of Spirit. The beautiful soul projects its own disorder onto the world and attempts to cure this disorder by imposing "the law of the heart" on everyone else.
Ethics of Psychoanalysis
- Hegel, G. W. F. Phenomenology of Spirit, trans. A. V. Miller, with Analysis of the Text and Foreward by J. N. Findlay, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985 .
- Lacan, Jacques. Écrits: A Selection. Trans. Alan Sheridan. London: Tavistock Publications, 1977. p. 70
- Lacan, Jacques. Écrits. Paris: Seuil, 1966. pp. 172-3
- Lacan, Jacques. Écrits. Paris: Seuil, 1966. p. 218-19