The Unconscious

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This short lexicon entry on the unconscious will selectively sketch the landmarks of the Freudian/Lacanian unconscious. It will focus on desire and the field of signifiers that supports it. Lacan calls this “the field of the Other.” It will treat the unconscious as a spatial and a linguistic phenomenon. It will conclude by arguing that the unconscious and ethics are linked in psychoanalytic thought.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractising Ethics
EditorsJane Rendell, David Roberts
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022


  • ethics
  • architecture
  • psychanalysis


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