let’s say “Objet (petit) a” was based on Rousseau

_…is any object which sets desire in motion, especially the partial objects which define the drives. The drives do not seek to attain the objet petit a, but rather circle round it
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_The drives differ from biological needs in that they can never be satisfied, and do not aim at an object but rather circle perpetually round it.
Lacan argues that the purpose of the drive (Triebziel) is not to reach a goal (a final destination) but to follow its aim (the way itself), which is to circle round the object.[2]
Thus the real purpose of the drive is not some mythical goal of full satisfaction, but to return to its circular path, and the real source of enjoyment is the repetitive movement of this closed circuit.
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texts _ jaques L
paintings_ henri R


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