My discourse proceeds in the following way: each term is sustained only in its topological relation with the others.

Jacques Lacan | Book XI: The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis


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LX:47 | Discourse

A discourse is that kind of social bond which we will call an agreement, if you like.

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The least one can say is that everything that is built up between these animals known as humans is constructed, manufactured, and founded on language. [...] We cannot fail to observe that the thing which holds human beings together [...] is something related to language. I call discourse that ‘something.’ [Discourse is that something] which within language fixes, crystallizes, and uses the resources of language.


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Lacan, Jacques. Jacques Lacan Parle.  Dir. Françoise Wolff. 1972. 


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