see also Freud

"the unconscious is structured like a language"

"the signifier is that which represents the subject for another signifier"

"there is no metalanguage"

Preliminary Introduction

Lacan is not a post-structuralist, as he does not try to totally deconstruct the entire notion of the subject into contingent unconscious forces, although he does consider the failure of subjectivity in such phenomena as the psychoses, and the re-establishment of it after its loss.

lacan's definition of the subject as that which the signifier represents to another signifier is probably borrowed from peirce's semiotic logic

lacan's three registers of reality, imaginary, symbolic, and real, also probably derive from peirce's firstness, secondness, and thirdness

(lacan's 3 periods: Imaginary/phenomenological, Symbolic/structuralist, Real) [the fourth? Sinthome/knot theory?]

lacan and peirce and brouwer

possibly update lacan's use of charles k ogden's the meaning of meaning with arne naess' interpretation and preciseness

Lacan on Madness: Madness, yes you can't - Patricia Gherovici, Manya Steinkoler (Editors)

Phenomenology and Lacan on Schizophrenia after the Decade of the Brain (Figures of the Unconscious) - Alphonse De Waelhens, Wilfried Ver Eecke

The Capitalist Unconscious: Marx and Lacan - Samo Tomsic

compare samo tomsic's work to masud khan Capitalism and Psychoanalysis (2015) - Edited by John Holland Laughter and Capitalism - Samo Tomšič

Lacan and the Subject of Language (RLE: Lacan) - Ellie Ragland-Sullivan, Mark Bracher

Loving Psychoanalysis: Looking at Culture with Freud and Lacan - Ruth Golan

Lacan and the Human Sciences - Alexandre Leupin

Jean-Michel Rabate - Lacan in America (Lacanian Clinical Field)

compares lacan to object relations and bollas

lacan says the psychotic lacks the possibility for symbolizing, a conclusion freud doesn't necessarily come to

fantasy is part of reality itself, both as (causal) Real and imaginary constituted reality

is including illusion as part of reality postmodern or anti-postmodern?

And I think that here, if you want to put it in a slightly funny, cynical way, resides the difference between psychoanalysis and, let's say, the standard English empiricist-subjectivist solipsism. The standard empiricist-solipsist notion is that we can only be absolutely certain of ideas in our mind, whereas the existence of reality outside is already an inconclusive inference. I think that psychoanalysis claims that reality outside myself definitely exists. The problem is that I myself do not exist.

- Slavoj Zizek

Symbolic Economies: After Marx and Freud (Cornell Paperbacks) - Jean-Joseph Goux Ce que Lacan retient de Damourette et Pichon : l'exemple de la négation - M. Arrive Pichon et Lacan : quelques lieux de rencontre - Michel Arrivé Arrivé, Michel

"de la grammaire à l'inconscient ; dans les traces de Damourette et Pichon" - Michel Arrivé


Rome Discourse (1953)

in french:

Seminar XI

Zizek's Hegelian Interpretation of Lacan

Lacan and Affect

André Green's criticism of the lack of affect in lacan's theory Affects - Stuard Schneiderman

Lacanian Affects: The function of affect in Lacan's work - Colette Soler

Lacan and André Green

Lacan and Bion

Lacan and Winnicott

Lacan and the Cogito

“I think where I am not, therefore I am where I do not think.”

Édouard Pichon

"C'est à Pichon que Lacan empruntera le terme de forclusion qui définit le mécanisme psychique caractéristique de la structure psychotique."

Des mots à la pensée: Des mots à la pensée : essai de grammaire de la langue française. Tome 1. Des mots à la pensée : essai de grammaire de la langue française. Tome 2. Des mots à la pensée. Essai de grammaire de la langue française. T. 3 Des mots à la pensée : essai de grammaire de la langue française. Tome 4. Des mots à la pensée : essai de grammaire de la langue française. Tome 5. Des mots à la pensée : essai de grammaire de la langue française. Tome 6. Des mots à la pensée : essai de grammaire de la langue française. Tome 7.

Lacan and

freud, heidegger, spinoza, hegel, kant, levi-strauss, saussure

Lacan and Lévi-Strauss

"people's customs… form into systems… [which are] not unlimited and that human societies, like individual human beings (at play, in dreams, in moments of delirium), never create absolutely: all they can do is choose certain combinations from a repertory of ideas which it should be possible to reconstitute"

- Claude Lévi-Strauss


Seminars in English:

Seminars in French:


to sort The Mystic Writing Pad

Miscellaneous Articles Winnicott and Lacan and The Lack within Subjectivity In the Context of Dzogchen - Rudolph Bauer

Jacques-Alain Miller. 'Algorithmes de psychoanalyse', Ornicar?, 16, 1978.

Egocracy: Marx, Freud and Lacan - Sonia Arribus


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