The Mirror Stage

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The Mirror Stage

The young child’s identification with his own image a stage that occurs anywhere from 6-18 months of age…creation of an ideal version of the self gives pre-verbal impetus to the creation of narcissistic phantasies in the fully developed subject. That fantasy image of oneself can be filled in by others who we may want to emulate in our adult lives (role models, et cetera), anyone that we set up as a mirror for ourselves. The mirror stage establishes what Lacan terms the “imaginary order” and, through the imaginary, continues to assert its influence on the subject even after the subject enters the symbolic order.


Written by secondcousin

October 2, 2012 at 4:13 PM

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