The role of anticipation in the constitution of the subject

Van de Vijver, Gertrudis
May 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 517 Issue 1, p161
Academic Journal
The aim of this paper is to explore some aspects of anticipation from a dynamic structuralist, and more specifically, Lacanian point of view. Against the background of Lucan’s article on ‹Logical Time and the Assertion of Anticipated Certainty. A New Sophism› (1) a dynamical structuralist viewpoint on psychic systems is laid out, in which the emergence of psychic systems is conceived of in continuation with the emergence of biological forms of organization, and in which the mechanism of psychic closure, interpreted in terms of identification, plays a crucial role. The constitution of the subject, considered as the emergence of a specific psychic organization, is subjected to a specific logic, in which anticipation plays a crucial role. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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