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Jacques Lacan

1901-1981 ,  French psychoanalyst
Jacques LacanFrench psychoanalyst who gained an international reputation as an original interpreter of Sigmund Freud’s work.
Lacan emphasized the primacy of language as constitutive of the unconscious, and he tried to introduce the study of language (as practiced in modern linguistics, philosophy, and poetics) into psychoanalytic theory. The influence he gained extended well beyond the field of psychoanalysis to make him one of the dominant figures in French cultural life during the 1970s.

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The unconscious is structured like a language.


Love is giving something you don't have to someone who doesn't want it.


The reason we go to poetry is not for wisdom, but for the dismantling of wisdom.


When one loves, it has nothing to do with sex.


To love is basically the desire to be loved.


If a man who thinks he is a king is mad, a king who thinks he is a king is no less so.












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