stuff

‘The Individual’

“Lacan defined the objet petit a as the phantasmatic ‘stuff’ of the I’; as that which confers on the $, on the fissure in the symbolic order, on the ontological void that we call ‘subject’, the ontological consistency of a ‘person’, the semblance of a fullness of being – and it is precisely this ‘stuff’ which the analyst ‘swallows’, pulverizes. This is the rationale of the analyst, namely his repeated ironic allusion to Heidegger: ‘Mange ton Dasein!’ – ‘Eat your being-there!’ “ (p.262)

“Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lacan: (but Were Afraid to Ask …”
Edited by Slavoj Žižek

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