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Since Freud, the center of man is not where we thought it was; one has to go on from there.
A geometry implies the heterogeneity of locus, namely that there is a locus of the Other. Regarding this locus of the Other, of one sex…
Which is why we cannot say of the purloined letter that, like other objects, it must be or not be in a particular place but…
Aside from that reservation, a fictive tale even has the advantage of manifesting symbolic necessity more purely to the extent that we may believe its…
But this emphasis would be lavished in vain, if it served, in your opinion, only to abstract a general type from phenomena whose particularity in…
As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary lines the human organism, in…
The knowledge that there is a part of the psychic functions that are out of conscious reach, we did not need to wait for Freud…
The narration, in fact, doubles the drama with a commentary without which no mise en scene would be possible.
In other words, the man who is born into existence deals first with language; this is a given. He is even caught in it before…
We emphasize that such a form of communication is not absent in man, however evanescent a naturally given object may be for him, split as…
Yet, analytical truth is not as mysterious, or as secret, so as to not allow us to see that people with a talent for directing…
For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence.
The Mirror Stage as formative in the function of the I as revealed in psychoanalytic experience.
Symptoms, those you believe you recognize, seem to you irrational because you take them in an isolated manner, and you want to interpret them directly.
Psychoanalysis is a terribly efficient instrument, and because it is more and more a prestigious instrument, we run the risk of using it with a…
What could be more convincing, moreover, than the gesture of laying one’s cards face up on the table?
Writings scatter to the winds blank checks in an insane charge. And were they not such flying leaves, there would be no purloined letters.
What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?
Obsessional does not necessarily mean sexual obsession, not even obsession for this, or for that in particular; to be an obsessional means to find oneself…
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