JOUISSANCE

enjoyment or pleasure that's something more than mere satisfaction of instincts. Such pleasure is seen as subversive and destabilizing force.

JOUISSANCE: "Jouissance is the theory of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan 1901-1981."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "JOUISSANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/jouissance/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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