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  • Welcome to Issue 45 of The Letter, Irish Journal for Lacanian Psychoanalysis.


    Excerpt from the Editorial:


    "We continue with Cormac Gallagher’s translation of Lacan’s L’Étourdit.


    The First Turn: the signifier and the absence of sexual relationship, was published in The Letter, Issue 41, Summer 2009.


    The Second Turn, first part was included in The Letter, Issue 43, Spring 2010.


    The Second Turn, second part: the discourse of the analyst, now in this Issue, focuses on different types of impossibility – the impossibility of the psychoanalytic group, of the sexual relationship, of the four disourses, of the formulae of sexuation, of the real and of the layers of the o-object. He challenges the said of the universal of ‘man is mortal’, by recognising its contestability, and pointing to the saying which is represented in the objects of topology which are incapable of being pinned down either by metaphor and metonymy, hence it‟s importance in the clinic of psychoanalysis. The role of the cut is emphasised in that it modifies structure both in topology and psychoanalysis. Given the fact of human subjectivity, there cannot be any standardisation in treatment, such as is typified by the process of certification."


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    Issue 45 - Autumn 2010

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