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LUCERO, Ariana  and  VORCARO, Angela Maria Resende. Anxiety and subjective constitution: from the unsignificable object to the signifier. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.2, pp. 60-70. ISSN 2359-0769.

The present article aims to show how the incidence of the significant in the structuring of the subject, as defined by Jacques Lacan, is concomitant to a loss of the living body. To do so, we will approach the transformation that takes place in the Lacanian conceptual system from the seminar on anguish: from the body of the mirror stage to the body restored to its anatomical particularities. In this course, we will show how the unary trace is placed as a body mark that precedes the significant, since it requires three times to be assimilated. In addition, we will deal with the extraction of the object "a" and its relation to the anguish, insofar as this affection becomes the cause of the loss, and not as the effect of castration. We are interested in pointing to the presence of the object at a certain moment of the subjective constitution in which we would have only the pulses not integrated in the mirror image. These instinctual objects, which aim only at enjoyment, coexist independently of any organization or chronology, are not socialized or shareable by culture. Thus, we question the existence of these non-signifiable objects side by side with the objects covered by the phallic function. The phallus as a signifier of the object loss signals desire. However, something subsists beyond desire, producing anguish and requiring new subjective and instinctual arrangements.

Keywords : anguish; object "a"; subjective constitution; unary trace; significant.

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