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Ego-ideal

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The [[superego]] is an [[unconscious]] [[agency]] whose function is to [[repression|repress]] [[sexuality|sexual]] [[desire]] for the [[mother]], whereas the [[ego-ideal]] exerts a [[conscious]] pressure towards [[sublimation]] and provides the coordinates which enable the [[subject]] to take up a sexual position as a [[man]] or [[woman]].<ref>{{L}} 1938: 59-62)</ref>
--- In his post-war writings [[Lacan pays]] pays more attention to distinguishing the [[ego-ideal]] from the [[ideal ego]] ([[Fr]]. ''[[moi idéal]]'').
Thus in the 1953-4 [[seminar]], he develops the [[optical model]] to distinguish between these two formations.
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