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Karina Melvin – A Clinic of the Not-All


THE LETTER 53 Summer 2013, pages 87-99. 


This paper looks to Lacan’s formulae of sexuation in an effort to clarify the meaning of the ‘not-all’. It explores how Lacan interrogates logic to produce the ‘not-all’ and questions what is at stake clinically by means of this production. Greatly influenced by the work of Guy Le Gaufey, this paper looks to a slightly different reading of the formulae. It is hoped that this presentation of the theory opens up space for another way of looking at the ‘not-all’ which is not all about feminine sexuality.


Keywords: enjoyment, speaking, ‘not-all’, maximal particular, exception, logic, Encore

A Clinic of the Not-All

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