The Letter, Issue 62, Summer 2016, Pages 1 - 18
THE PSYCHOANALYTIC DISCOURSE. A SECOND READING OF LACAN’S L’ÉTOURDIT
C. Fierens, Le discours psychanalytique. Une deuxième lecture de l’étourdit de Lacan. Toulouse, Point hors ligne, Erès, 2012. Trans. C. Gallagher 2014.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Presentation Introduction: The differance
1 THE ROLES OF THE ANALYST The analyst who knows. The dogmatic analyst The analyst who does not know. The sceptical analyst The analyst who tracks stating. The dynamic analyst The analyst who says what there is. The analyst as witness
2 THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF THE PSYCHOANALYTIC DISCOURSE
Without resources With resilience ‘There is no sexual relationship’ or the development of the matheme of the impossible The undecidable Conclusion
3 THE LOGICS OF SEXUATION
The ‘masculine phallic formulae’
The question of the subject The impasse The ‘feminine phallic formulae’
4 THE STUFF OF THE PSYCHOANALYTIC DISCOURSE AND ITS CUT
The philosophical discourse and the psychoanalytic discourse: the same stuff The cut-the stitch, the effacing of the psychoanalytic discourse The novelty of the psychoanalytic discourse
Saying privileged in the psychoanalytic discourse
5 THE SENSE OF THE PSYCHOANALYTIC DISCOURSE. . . . 4
The comfort and the impossibility of the psychoanalytic group
The rejected psychoanalyst The directive idea of the psychoanalytic discourse The psychoanalytic discourse as compared to the other discourses
6 THE STRUCTURE OF THE PSYCHOANALYTIC DISCOURSE, IS INTERPRETATION Between meaning and absence, the flickering of sense Structure The equivocation of interpretation The three kernel-points of equivocation and the psychoanalytic discourse as Borromean PERSPECTIVES FOR THE PSYCHOANALYTIC DISCOURSE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
THE SENSE OF THE PSYCHOANALYTIC DISCOURSE
THE COMFORT AND IMPOSSIBILITY OF THE PSYCHOANALYTIC GROUP
Each discourse brings into play a social bond without which it would not be a discourse.
What social bond for the psychoanalytic discourse?
It would be quite natural to define this social bond as a group, namely as a set of persons (personnes) united around an object, an event or a project that brings them together. The social bond proper to psychoanalysis would define the place that the persons take up with respect to psychoanalysis and the question of the unconscious. The psychoanalytic discourse would thus group all the arrangements (arrangements for the treatment, for supervision, arrangements for theory and practice, intra- and inter-associative arrangements, etc.) which would give to each one his place in this group project.