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Semiotics in Venezuela

A Critical Revision of the Notion of the Unconscious and Its Effects in the Second Semiology Field
  • Hugo McCormick
Part of the Topics in Contemporary Semiotics book series (TICSE)

Abstract

I intend in this chapter to examine Jacques Lacan’s theory of the supremacy of the signifier, because it represents a point of convergence for today’s semiolinguistic, psychoanalytic, philosophical, and epistemological studies. The theoretical, philosophical, and ideological aspects of the different positions of present-day semiotics, or “secondary semiology,”1 cannot be properly discussed without taking a look at the influence it has received from Lacanian work. Lacanianism in turn has also generated a set of theoretical elements bearing on the statement of the language problematic in general.

Keywords

Symbolic Function Unconscious Process Critical Revision Pure Signifier Freudian Theory 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo McCormick
    • 1
  1. 1.Barquisimeto, Edo. LaraVenezuela

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