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Symbolic Father
==Jacques Lacan==
=====Symbolic Father=====
When the expression "[[Name-of-the-Father|the name of the father]]" first appeared in [[Lacan]]’s work, in the early 1950s, it is without capital letters and refers generally to the "'''[[prohibition|legislative''' and '''prohibitive role]]'''" function of the "'''[[symbolic]] [[father]]'''" as the one who lays down the [[incest]] [[taboo]] in the '''[[Oedipus complex]]'''.
<blockquote>"It is in the '[[Name-of-the-Father|name of the father]]' that we must recognize the support of the '''symbolic function''' which, from the dawn of history, has identified his person with '''the figure of the law'''."<ref>{{E}} p.67</ref></blockquote>

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