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1. an image or impression not evoked by actual stimuli.
2. a model of the body or of a specific part thereof.
3. a device for simulating the in vivo effect of radiation on tissues.
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The mental imagery produced by fantasy.
Synonym(s): phantom (1)
[G. phantasma, an appearance]
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The mental imagery produced by fantasy.
Synonym(s): phantom (1) .
[G. phantasma, an appearance]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Our symbolic institutions and phantasmic narratives, which belong to the realm of the virtual, are absolutely necessary in the performance of real, concrete activities.
The more the Israelis love themselves and their delusional phantasmic innocence, the more they are frightened that people out there may be as sadistic as they themselves proved to be.
This may be an unfair question to introduce, but one that specifically arises from Cameron's phantasmic staging of the genocidal scenario.
They are not a transparent reflection of who we are, but often a phantasmic projection of a cultural/national/regional identity.
These mediated subjectivities have emerged in a context of horrifying violence and are not based on identities that correspond to victims or victimizers, but instead they have become phantasmic emblems of both the irrecoverability of objective traumatic experience and the nation's refusal to reconcile its past.
Elisabeth Mahoney argues that it is in "the space between the phantasmic and the real that a radical discourse might emerge ", that is, a discourse able to articulate a feminine sexual subject (1997:76).
Memorial terrains are double exposures that lie in wait; imagined dangers that lurk within phantasmic sites trigger traumatic negatives into life.
His lawyer describes his actions as "unpremeditated" (Steinfeld 2003a, 33, italics in original), an interpretation LaCapra would concur with in instances when "full presence [of the past] becomes phantasmic and entirely uncontrolled" (ibid.
According to an abstract of the book, a Lacan-inspired reading of Hegel leads Burak to conclude that the current anti-war movement must avoid repeating the same phantasmic structure as the war it deplores.
Wells then moves to contemporary psychoanalytical theory where the object of desire has phantasmic qualities; Freud, Kristeva, and Abraham all connect the loss of the object with the original lost object.
He examines the nature of catastrophe and the necessity of evil, the workings of sacrifice as love's ultimate demand, the nature of evil and the phantasmic, damage as a logic of evil, denial and the elimination of evil (and evil's elimination of the subject in denial), truth and faith or forms and signs of life's power, love and the limits of justice, and the art of "alchemizing" evil.
Her reading of these phantasmic depictions and her text's elaboration on the musical can be addressed according to Lacoue-Labarthe's analysis of music in Musica Ficta.