Complexes tickling the $ubject

Gildersleeve, Matthew (2016) Complexes tickling the $ubject. Humanities, 5 (4 - Article 85).

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This article continues my earlier work of reading Jung with Lacan. This article will develop Zizek’s work on Lacan’s concept of objet petit a by relating it to a phenomenological interpretation of Jung. I use a number of different examples, including Zizek’s interpretation of Francis Bacon, Edvard Munch, Hans Holbein and Johann Gottlieb Fichte, to describe the objet petit a and its relationship to a phenomenological interpretation of complexes. By integrating other Lacanian concepts, such as subject, drive, fantasy, jouissance, gaze, desire, and ego as well as the imaginary, symbolic and Real, this work also highlights how Hegel and Heidegger can elucidate the relationship between objet petit a and complexes. Jung’s transcendent function and the Rosarium Philosophorum also elucidate the relationship between Jung and Lacan.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2016 by the author; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (
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Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 23:25
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 03:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jung; Lacan; Zizek; Heidegger; Nietzsche; Hegel
Fields of Research (2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190102 Art History
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220318 Psychoanalytic Philosophy
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220309 Metaphysics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3390/h5040085

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