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Complexes Tickling the $ubject

School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
Academic Editor: Albrecht Classen
Humanities 2016, 5(4), 85;
Received: 19 September 2016 / Revised: 7 November 2016 / Accepted: 11 November 2016 / Published: 16 November 2016
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: Jung; Lacan; Zizek; Heidegger; Nietzsche; Hegel Jung; Lacan; Zizek; Heidegger; Nietzsche; Hegel

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