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The Subject of Religion: Lacan and the Ten Commandments

  • Author(s): Lupton, Julia R
  • Reinhard, Kenneth M.
  • et al.

Lacan's references to the Ten Commandments reveal the Decalogue not as a repressive text of negative prohibitions, but rather as a foundational template of subjective relationships to enjoyment (jouissance) that maps the subject's relations to the symbolic order and to the real.

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