Jacques Lacan Essay | Repetition and the Split of Sign

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Repetition and the Split of Sign

Summary: An analysis of Lacan's interpretation of Freud's theory in a linguistic way that focuses on an re-understanding of sign as being split through processes of repetition.
We follow Lacan and return to Freud, only to find ourselves arriving at the knowledge that the unconscious operates like translating without the original text. There goes a process of representing activity in which we achieve a representation without knowing what is the "represented." Lacan leads us back to so many of Freud's decisive terms, thereby prefiguring the way those terms slip away from the grasp of traditional conceptual discourse. In The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-Analysis we are told that "the unconscious is structured like language" (FFC 20). This is a turn-away from Freud, a radical change bringing us to the understanding that the unconscious can be described only in reference of the Other, and thus has no identity at all. For Lacan, no less than for Freud, it is never an accident when language and intention diverge from each other. Such a divergence...

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