'In the theory of Lacan, demand appears to be a generic term designating the symbolic, significant site in which the primordial desire is gradually alienated'. 'The concept of demand is not Freudian. It was developed by Jacques Lacan, who linked it with need and desire...arises only from speech'.
Demand forms part of Lacan's 'return to the theory of desire outlined by Kojeve', and was used by him against the approach to language acquisition favored by ego psychology.
Other articles related to "demand, demands":
... in the discourse of the patient, as demand ... Through such demands 'the whole past opens up right down to early infancy ... The subject has never done anything other than demand he could not have survived otherwise, and...regression shows nothing other than a return to the present of signifiers used in demands ...
Famous quotes containing the word demand:
“Most of the ladies and gentlemen who mourn the passing of the nations leaders wouldnt know a leader if they saw one. If they had the bad luck to come across a leader, they would find out that he might demand something from them, and this impertinence would put an abrupt and indignant end to their wish for his return.”
—Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935)