Introduction and reply to Jean Hyppolite’s presentation of Freud’s ‘Verneinung’ & the commentary : 10th February 1954 : Jacques Lacan & Jean Hyppolite

by Julia Evans on February 10, 1954

These are published in the Écrits : 1966 (Availability given Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here) in three parts:

Introduction to Jean Hyppolite’s Commentary
on Freud’s “Verneinung”

Response to Jean Hyppolite’s Commentary on Freud’s “Verneinung”

A spoken commentary on Freud’s ‘Verneinung’, by Jean Hyppolite

Published in translation:

1) By John Forrester

i)  This version is very short and much of Jacques Lacan’s detailed argument is missing.  p52-61 of Seminar I :10th February 1954 : Chapter V, Introduction and reply to Jean Hyppolite’s presentation of Freud’s ‘Verneinung’ : Availability  Seminar I: Freud’s papers on technique: 1953-1954 : begins on 13th January 1954 : Jacques Lacan or here

ii) A spoken commentary on Freud’s ‘Verneinung’, by Jean Hyppolite : 10th February 1954

This was presented during Jacques Lacan’s Seminar I : On Freudian Technique on 10th February 1954

Jean Hyppolite’s Commentary on Freud’s “Verneinung” : 10th February 1954 : translated by John Forrester : in the Appendix (p289-298) of Seminar I : Availability given Seminar I: Freud’s papers on technique: 1953-1954 : begins on 13th January 1954 : Jacques Lacan or here

2) Translated by Bruce Fink (This text is more complete)  :

Introduction to Jean Hyppolite’s Commentary
on Freud’s “Verneinung”   p308

Response to Jean Hyppolite’s Commentary on Freud’s “Verneinung”        p318

A spoken commentary on Freud’s ‘Verneinung’, by Jean Hyppolite          p746

Of : Écrits, Jacques Lacan, The first complete edition in English : W.W. Norton & Co : 2002 :   (Details Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here)

Available here  & Part 2 here

Published in French:

Originally published as ‘Commentaire parlée sur la ‘Verneinung’ de Freud’, La Psychanalyse 1, 1956, p29-40.

Published, in French, at École Psychanalyse, Pas Tout Lacan here and available as : 1954-02-10, Introduction au commentaire de Jean Hyppolite sur la Verneinung de Freud (9 pages) or here

Reprinted as Ch V & APPENDIX of  Le Séminaire I, Les Éditions du Seuil, Paris, 1975

& two of the Écrits (Introduction and Réponse) & the Appendix I of Lacan’s Écrits, 1966, p879-887,

and also in Jean Hyppolite, ‘Figures de la pensée philiosophique, écrits  de Jean Hyppolite, Parais: PUF, 1971, Vol 1, p385-396

References:

– Ego psychology and interpretation in psychoanalytic therapies (Case ‘fresh brains’) : December 1948 (New York) [1951] : Ernst Kris or here : P59-61 of John Forrester’s translation

– Negation (Verneinung)  : 1925h : Sigmund Freud

From Contemporary Freudian Society : Volume XIX: The Ego and the Id and Other Works (1923-1925) : Summary available here & below : 1925h : Vol 19 : p235 :

Negation is discussed. The content of a repressed image or idea can make its way into consciousness on condition that it is negated. Negation is a way of taking cognizance of what is repressed. To affirm or negate the content of thoughts is the task of the function of intellectual judgment. The function of judgment is concerned in the main with 2 sorts of decisions. It affirms or disaffirms the possession by a thing of a particular attribute; and it asserts or disputes that a presentation has an existence in reality. Judging is the intellectual action which decides the choice of motor action, which puts an end to the postponement due to thought and which leads over from thinking to acting. Judging is a continuation, along the lines of expediency, of the original process by which the ego took things into itself or expelled them from itself, according to the pleasure principle.

– Intellectual Inhibition & Disturbances in Eating (Dream ‘fresh brains’) : September 1933 [Published1938] : Melitta Schmideberg or here

Notes

Jacques Lacan comments Dream ‘fresh brains’ in Seminars I, III, VI & X and Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis : 26th & 27th September 1953 & Direction of the Treatment : 10th to 13th July 1958 or here

Further texts:

Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan : Notes & availability here

By Jacques Lacan here