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Can anybody explain what this Lacan's dictum exactly is?

extract from book Art and Psychoanalysis by Maria Walsh:

... Lacan’s dictum that there is a void at the heart of the subject that we fill with signifiers which communicate with one another rather than express our intimate sense of being.

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  • You may have a look at the Lacan entry in Stanford Encycl. Of Philoosphy.
    – user37859
    Mar 19 '20 at 14:17
  • I don't know Lacan but it looks like he endorses the Perennial view of subjects and objects. Kant also proposes that the origin of our intellectual function is 'not an instance of a category', thus a conceptual void. It's the 'thing-in-itself' argument extended to subjects as well as objects. If you practice apperception you'll find this void. . .
    – user20253
    Mar 19 '20 at 15:40
  • I never could understand him. Maybe Slavoj Žižek can explain him to me.
    – Gordon
    Mar 21 '20 at 5:56

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