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NOMINATION AND ORIGINAL SIN IN LACAN: A READING FROM THE TESTIMONIES OF DESCENDANTS OF NOTORIOUS NAZIS.

Abstract:

This study discusses the relation between nomination and inheritance starting from the Lacanian observation that the surname is a symbol of the legacy to which the subject has access: the parent’s sin as Kierkegaard designates it. When examining, in the light of psychoanalysis, the nomination and ancestral sin in Kierkegaard, we observe approximations between these elements that can permeate the subject engagement with his history and the way he authorizes himself to be called son of.

Keywords:
nomination; inheritance; psychoanalysis; original sin; descendants of Nazis

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