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[[Lacan]]'s use of the term "''[[agency|instance]]''" goes well beyond [[Freud]]'s "''[[Agency|Instanz]]''".
It represents, one might say, an exploitation of the [[linguistics|linguistic]] possibilities of the [[French]] equivalent of [[Freud]]'s [[German]] term.
In [[Freud]], the reference is most often to the tree "[[agency|agencies]]" of the [[id]], [[ego]] and [[superego]].
In [[Lacan]], one must bear in mind the idea of an "[[agency|acting upon]]", even "[[agency|insistence]]," as in the title of the essay, "[[The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud|L'instance de la letter]]".<ref>{{L}} "[[The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud|L'instance de la lettre dans l'inconscient ou la raison depuis Freud]]." ''[[Écrits]]''. Paris: Seuil, 1966: 493-528 ["[[The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud|The agency of the letter in the unconscious or reason since Freud]]." Trans. [[Alan Sheridan]] ''[[Écrits: A Selection]]''. London: Tavistock, 1977; New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1977: 146-78]. </ref>
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