Jacques Lacan's scientific contributions

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... The Symbolic is the register of logic, meaning, and symbols as they determine the subject; for example, the Symbolic contains language and law, since they are always-already constituting the people who raise children into the same ordering structures. The Real is the register that resists representation, what cannot be symbolized, logically represented, or represented through pictures or Vorstellung, where words fail, "gut" feelings, anxiety, that residue that cannot be reduced, the foreclosed element that can be "approached but never grasped: the umbilical cord of the symbolic" (Lacan, 1979(Lacan, /1998. In short, the Real is that which does not rely on my conception of it. ...