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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


GARCIA ARROYO, José Manuel  and  DOMINGUEZ LOPEZ, María Luisa. What the "schema L" consists of? (part I). Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.1, pp.31-41. ISSN 2340-2733.

Along Lacan's work it's usual to find several diagrams that can be understood as an attempt to conceptualize some aspects of the psychoanalytic theory. The latter ones must be clear, at least from the theoretical point of view, to be able to a properly psychoanalytic work. At this time, we are going to centred on one of them: schema L, whose presentation take place at one of Lacan's seminar about the ego position in Freud's theory and which catch the eye of specialist of that time. It's also an original way of expound the performance of the inter- subjective relations in its connections with the language. In the first part of this work we study the components of the "schema L" and two of the main relations among themselves that form the two axis: "imaginary" and "symbolic". Lacan consider these to be in opposition since they interfere with each other so that the unconscious message is broken by the imaginary relation between the ego and its equal "the other".

Keywords : Schema L; Ego; Subject; Topology; Symbolic; Imaginary.

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