Anticipation and subjectivity: A commentary on an early text by Lacan

Blomme, David; Hoens, Dominiek
May 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 517 Issue 1, p117
Academic Journal
In his 1945 paper Lacan discusses a sophism to exemplify crucial moments in the becoming of a human subject. One of these moments is the anticipation of an identity. This anticipatory decision is confirmed in a subsequent logical reasoning. In our paper we will present the sophism in its details and will focus on the essential moment of anticipation. The further (and sometimes implicit) reworking of this notion by Lacan shows that, according to psychoanalysis, anticipation is an important mechanism that involves time and the presence of the other. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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