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[[Lacan]] introduced the concept of "[[separation]]" in [[Seminar XI]].<ref>{{S11}}</ref>
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[[Lacan]] introduced the [[concept]] of "[[separation]]" in [[Seminar XI]].<ref>{{S11}}</ref>
  
"[[Separation]]" is linked to [[desire]], and designates the process through which the [[child]] differentiates himself from the [[mother]] and is not simply a [[subject]] of [[language]].
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"[[Separation]]" is linked to [[desire]], and designates the [[process]] through which the [[child]] differentiates himself from the [[mother]] and is not simply a [[subject]] of [[language]].
  
[[Separation]] occurs in the domain of [[desire]] and requires from the [[subject]] a "[[want-to-be]]" (''manque-à-être'') separate from the [[signifying chain]].
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[[Separation]] occurs in the [[domain]] of [[desire]] and requires from the [[subject]] a "[[want-to-be]]" (''[[manque]]-à-être'') separate from the [[signifying chain]].
  
It also involves a "want to know" of that which is outside [[structure]] and beyond [[language]] and the [[Other]].
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It also involves a "[[want]] to [[know]]" of that which is [[outside]] [[structure]] and beyond [[language]] and the [[Other]].
  
  

Latest revision as of 18:59, 20 May 2019

Lacan introduced the concept of "separation" in Seminar XI.[1]

"Separation" is linked to desire, and designates the process through which the child differentiates himself from the mother and is not simply a subject of language.

Separation occurs in the domain of desire and requires from the subject a "want-to-be" (manque-à-être) separate from the signifying chain.

It also involves a "want to know" of that which is outside structure and beyond language and the Other.


See Also

  • Lacan, Jacques. The Seminar. Book XI. The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis, 1964. Trans. Alan Sheridan. London: Hogarth Press and Institute of Psycho-Analysis, 1977.