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Winnicott and Lacan: A Missed Encounter?


Winnicott was able to say that Lacan's paper on the mirror stage “had certainly influenced” him, while Lacan argued that he found his object a in Winnicott's transitional object. By following the development of their personal relations, as well as of their theoretical discussions, it is possible to argue that this was a missed encounter—yet a happily missed one, since the misunderstandings of their theoretical exchanges allowed each of them to clarify concepts otherwise difficult to discern.
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Alain Vanier. Winnicott and Lacan: A Missed Encounter?. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 2012, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, LXXXI (2), pp.279-303. ⟨10.1002/j.2167-4086.2012.tb00494x⟩. ⟨hal-01431397⟩
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