The concept of the real also allowed Lacan to approach questions of anxiety and the symptom in a new way.


A wonderful analysis.

Lacanian concepts and to understand the death drive as simultaneously reflexive, a-subjective and „meta-causative‟.

Death drive is refusal to accept the idea of ones own mortality - and Zizek detects the root of dialectics and their general principles in death drive, precisely because the dialectical ideals manifest as timeless, and project that timelesness back on reality, and death drive is where the notion of infinity, or timelesness, originates. Symbols, words, signifiers, characters-- these were perhaps born from living things, but exist outside of life and death. See all articles by Jeanne L. Schroeder Jeanne L. Schroeder.

In Žižek’s Lacanian reading, the (death) drive represents a 'diabolic' dimension of human beings in opposition to a desire for the lost object that would overcome all differences and tensions. The drive of death, as it looms in Freud’s text, is the drive of the superego. For Lacan, the death of the subject does not refer to biological death, ... mainly using the concept of death drive and jouissance. It takes a unique approach to the topic by making explicit reference to the death drive as manifest in theories of art and in artworks. Trauma, which Freud situated within the framework of the death drive, Lacan conceptualized as the impossible-to-symbolize real. There are What emerges instead is a drive that restores the living to death—the opposite of self-preservation.

Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis | Professor Shirley Sharon-Zisser | ISBN: 9781138044029 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Giving yearly seminars in Paris from 1953 to 1981, Lacan influenced France’s intellectuals in the 1960s and the 1970s, especially […] 'Death drive' thus stands for the annihilation of the thing in its immediate, corporal reality upon its symbolization: the thing is more present in its symbol than in its immediate reality. Nietzsche's Theory of Eternal Recurrence and the Lacanian Death Drive.

70 . Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (April 13, 1901 – September 9, 1981) was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who made prominent contributions to psychoanalysis and philosophy, and has been called “the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud”. That's what Freud named "death drive", and is the basis for Lacan's concept of jouissance. The Lacanian Matheme for the Drive. This formula is to be read: the bared subject in relation to demand, the fading of the subject before the insistence of a demand that persists without any conscious intention to sustain it. In Lacan's first remarks on the death drive, in 1938, he describes it as a nostalgia for a lost harmony, a desire to return to the preoedipal fusion with the mother's breast, the loss of which is marked on the psyche in the weaning complex.

Perhaps Nietzsche's strangest idea is "eternal recurrence." So he stated that there's a more "primordial" principle that that of pleasure, a tendency to repeat a former state, in spite of the danger that such tendency may imply for the organism.

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