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psychoanalytic concepts defined by Lacan as the barred subject ($), la femme n’existe pas, want-to-be, objet petit a, name-of-the-father, imaginary order, symbolic order, real order, méconnaissance.

source texts
Lacan, Jacques, “The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-Analysis,” trans. Alan Sheridan (1977)
Tinguely, Jean, drawings, e.g. “End of the World II” (1962)

 
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