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Introduction: Imaginary

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[[Lacan]]'s concept of the [[Imaginary]] first appeared in his [[{{Y}}|1936]] [[Jacques Lacan:Bibliography|paper]] "[[The Mirror Stage]]".
In the mirror stage, the hcild identifies with the specular iamge, and this inaugurates the series of identifications that will consturct the [[ego]].
The child is literally captivated by a [[imaginary]] arises from the [[infant]]'s experience of its [[specular other thanks to an identification which is also an alienationego]].
The imaginary is thus the realm in which self and other merge, and in which identity is grounded in a mere semblance of unity.
The imaginary is not a In the [[mirror stage which is overcome or transcended]], the [[child]] [[identification|identifies]] with the [[specular image]], and is a cosntant presence in this inaugurates the lives series of human subjects[[identification]]s that will consturct the [[ego]].
The [[child]] is literally [[captivate]]d by a [[specular]] [[other]] thanks to an [[identification]] which is also an [[alienation]].
 
The [[imaginary]] is thus the realm in which self and other merge, and in which identity is grounded in a mere semblance of unity.
[[Lacan]]'s concept of the [[Imaginary]] first appeared in his [[{{Y}}|1936]] [[Jacques Lacan:Bibliography|paper]] "[[The Mirror Stage]]".
The [[imaginary]] arises from is not a stage which is overcome or transcended, and is a cosntant presence in the [[infant]]'s experience lives of its [[specular ego]]human subjects.
It arises with the [[mirror stage]] but extends far into the adult individual's experience of others and of the external world.
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