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Lacan, Jacques Syllabification: La·can, Jacques
Pronunciation: /läˈkäN/

Definition of Lacan, Jacques in English:

(1901–81), French psychoanalyst and writer. A notable poststructuralist, he reinterpreted Freudian psychoanalysis, especially the theory of the unconscious, in the light of structural linguistics and anthropology.


Pronunciation: /ləˈkānēən/ /-ˈkan-/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • These last two questions are highly significant for Lacanians in the definition of perversion.
  • Unlike Lacanians, they deal with real medical knowledge to help people in real medical distress.
  • Without summarizing the essays to come, it is worth providing a brief sketch of what a Lacanian-classical research program might offer to Lacanians and classicists alike.
Pronunciation: /ləˈkānēəˌnizəm/ /-ˈkan-/
Example sentences
  • On the other hand, the precise nature of Zizek's Marxism has always been more difficult to fathom, while his thoroughgoing Lacanianism appears to rule out the possibility of any orthodox ‘understanding’ of Marxism, or, indeed, the formulation of a clearly identifiable political project.
  • The theoretical work of Slavoj Zizek has been, and continues to be, harshly criticized for its two nominal presuppositions - its odd mixture of Lacanianism and Leninist Marxism.
  • There is no mistaking the breadth of his ambition, and his explicit project of bringing together Lacanianism and Marxism insists on something deeper than polemic and aside.
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