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(psychology) Impulsive acting out; term used by Lacan

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passage à l'acte



it was an impotent passage à l'acte, an acting out which bore witness to the failure to get rid of the past

on the CCR destroying old monuments

—p.208 Appendix (192) by Slavoj Žižek
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What is most difficult to accept is precisely the riots’ meaninglessness: more than a form of protest, they are what Lacan called a passage à l'acte – an impulsive movement into action which can’t be translated into speech or thought and carries with it an intolerable weight of frustration.

—p.65 Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile: (63) by Slavoj Žižek
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