Lacan and Recognition: Jacques Marie Émile Lacan and G. W. F. Hegel

  • Geoff BoucherEmail author
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The Lacanian interpretation of the struggle for recognition is presented in terms of the symptomatic blockages afflicting the subject who desires recognition: in Lacan’s “dialectic of desire,” the subject is prevented from full participation in ethical life, but the principal origin of his or her misfortune is the symptom, not normative misrecognition.


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  1. 1.Deakin UniversityGeelongAustralien

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