Lacan was speaking of the difference between fear and anxiety—fear doesn’t have an object, anxiety is not without one. Even if we cannot locate the object, anxiety is not without it. Fear, it’s the fact that there is no object cause of the fright. The object that Anxiety is not without is an object cause—cause of the desire. Again, the particular object precedes anxiety.
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