The Other Side of Psychoanalysis (The Seminar of Jacques by Jacques Lacan

By Jacques Lacan

<strong>Revolutionary and leading edge, Lacan's paintings lies on the epicenter of smooth thought of otherness, subjectivity, sexual distinction, and enjoyment.</strong> This new translation of Jacques Lacan's deliberation on psychoanalysis and modern social order bargains welcome, readable entry to the intense author's seminal considering on Freud, Marx, and Hegel; styles of social and sexual habit; and the character and serve as of technological know-how and data within the modern world.

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This was the first discovery. " And that necessarily led him to this discovery, which he called beyond the pleasure principle. And it was this, that the essential thing in determining what one is concerned with when exploring the unconscious is repetition. Repetition. This does not mean that one redoes what one has finished, like digestion or some other physiological function. Repetition is the precise denotation of a trait that I have uncovered for you in Freud's text as being identical with the unary trait, with the little stick, with the element of writing, the clement of a trait insofar as it is the commemoration of an irruption of jouissance.

This fact , thar it is da y, is only a fact by virt ue of that, its be ing said . The true dep end s only-this is where I have to reintroduce the dimension 1 am arbitrarily sepa rating from it-c-on m y utterance, namely on whet her I state it appropria tely. The true is not intern al til the proposition, where on ly the Iacr. the factitiou s nature, of lan guage is declared . It is tr ue th at it is a fac t, a fact cons tituted by my saying it, on those occasion s whe n it's tr ue. Bu t that it is true is not a fact, unless I explicitly add that, moreover, it's true.

In a word, it's a good example for drawing the distinction between what the master is and what the rich are. What is marvelous in the discourses, whichever discourse it may be, even the most revolutionary, is that they never say things directly, as J have just been trying to-a bit. I do what I can. From time to time J stick my nose into a stack of authors who are economists. And we can see the extent to which this is of interest for us analysts, because if there is something that remains to be done in analysis, it is to institute this other field of energetics, which would demand other structures than those of physics, and which is the field ofjouissance.

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