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Pleasure principle

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==Jacques Lacan==
For [[Lacan]] the [[pleasure principle]] is an obstacle to ''[[jouissance]]' that takes the [[subject]] to that extreme point where the [[erotic]] borders upon [[death]] and where [[subjectivity]] risks extinction. The [[pleasure principle]] is closely linked -- closely related -- to the [[prohibition]] of [[incest]], the [[symbolic law]] and the regulation of [[desire]]. The [[pleasure principle]] is "that which regulates the distance between the subject and ''[[das Ding]]''. In [[Chronology|1960]], [[Lacan]] develops an important opposition between [[pleasure]] and ''[[jouissance]]''. ''[[Jouissance]]'' is an excessive quanitity quantity of excitation which the [[pleasure principle]] tries to prevent. The [[pleasure principle]] is a commandment -- which can be phrased -- "[[Enjoy]] as little as possible."''
<blockquote>The function of the pleasure principle is, in effect, to lead the subject from [[signifier]] to signifier, by generating as amny many [[signifiers]] as are required to maintain at as low a level as possible the tension that regulates the [[whole]] functioning of the psychic [[apparatus]].<ref>{{S7}} p. 119</ref></blockquote>
[[Lacan]] describes the [[pleasure principle]] in the [[seminar]] of 1954-5.<ref>{{L}} "[[Seminar II|Le moi dans la théorie de Freud et dans la technique de la psychanalyse]]." (The Ego in Freud's [[Theory]] and in the [[Technique]] of [[Psychoanalysis]].) 1954-5. Unpublished.</ref>
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