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Christian Fierens – Reading L'étourdit: Second Turn. The Discourse of the Analyst


Issue 45 (Autumn 2010)  Pages – 17-36


This continuation of Christian Fieren‟s 2002 book, Lecture de L‟étourdit. Lacan 1972. (Paris: L‟Harmattan, 2002), is translated here into English by Cormac Gallagher. Fierens follows the four sections of Lacan‟s work, in the previous paper, and in doing so, provides an excellent exposition of the many difficult passages, allusions, and references. In so doing, he enables us to re-read Lacan which facilitates a movement which goes beyond the meaning of the said, to the ab-sense of the sense. This opens up everexpanding vistas as symbolized in aspherical topology which provides a path to the enormity of the task involved in psychoanalytic discourse.


(209) Analysis operates from ab-sense and has only one reference: the phallic function developed in the topology of the cross-cap…..

Reading L'étourdit: Second Turn. The Discourse of the Analyst

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