Lacanian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Lacan + -ian

Adjective[edit]

Lacanian (comparative more Lacanian, superlative most Lacanian)

  1. (psychoanalysis) Of, pertaining to, or resembling the psychoanalytical views of Jacques Lacan (1901-1981).
    • 2009, Wesley C. Swedlow, Against the Personification of Democracy: A Lacanian Critique of Political Subjectivity, Continuum International, p. 11,
      For him, then, the only truly liberating response is a Lacanian act, an attack on the fundamental fantasy of our current social configuration.