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Weve been talking about lacan and the notion that the unconscious is structured like a language Lacan sees processes of metaphor and autonomy as the way the mind works The relationship between language and the unconscious to be one of a homogenous structure to work the same way His vision o the edipus complex as a The signifier of the desire of the mother that privileged jouisance that signifier for that pleasure that bonding that I had with mom and is erased by the name of the father And I get as a child a forced choice We are forced into language What you accept is the name of the father the fathers law or the phallus In a patrichary society particularly the phallus is the new law of desire That is suppose to substitute for the pleasure you had to give up your object relations with mom that is a metaphoric process a metaphoric substitution for the phallus for the words of mom the privileged words with mom Pleasures that are gone Once you are in language you are force in to a split your being or your meaning You cant have both of them your being your jouissance your pleasures stemming from earlier development and socialization You can be in those pleasures but not at the same time in societies meanings in the language of society the symbolic order Which tells you the law of desire If you are in meaning that is in societies language you are not able to represent what is un-representable what is repressed and gone Your true being feeling and emotions What you have to do is try and articulate feelings and emotions in societies language So we are all alienated by language The unconsciousness structured like a language but not accessable to language In a sense that we cant use it consciously like we use language All of our desires are forced into a domain of substitution
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