The cartel and the real : 14th March 2014 : Catherine Lacaze-Paule

by Julia Evans on March 14, 2014

Translated : Janet & John Haney

Published : PAPERS Nº 6, Electronic Newsletter of the Action Committee of the School One, 2013—2014 Edition : towards World Association of Psychoanalysis Conference, ‘A real for the 21st century’ – April 2014, Paris: edited by Ram Mandil

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Racism 2.0 : 26th January 2014 : Éric Laurent or here

Availability of references

Footnotes 1, 3 & 4 : British Psychiatry and the War : 1947 Availability and notes : British Psychiatry and the War: 1947: Jacques Lacan or here:

Footnote 2 : Éric Laurent, ‘Le discourse psychanalytique et le groupe’ Quarto No. 8, these remarks and these comments are drawn from reading this text. (I will look for an English translation)

Footnote 6 : Sem XVII : 18th March 1970 : Availability Seminar XVII: Psychoanalysis upside down/The reverse side of psychoanalysis: 1969-1970 : Jacques Lacan or here :  Seminar XVII: Psychoanalysis upside down/The reverse side of psychoanalysis: 1969-1970 : from 26th November 1969: Jacques Lacan or here   See p130 of Russell Grigg’s translation

Chapter IX p15 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation : Freud produced a number of master-signifiers which he covered with the name of Freud. A name can also be used as a stopper for something. I am astounded that people can associate with this stopper which is a name of the father, whatever it may be, the idea that there can be at this level any kind of murder whatsoever. And how can people think that it is by reason of their devotion to the name of Freud that analysts are what they are? They are unable to disentangle themselves from Freud’s master-signifiers, that is all. It is not so much Freud that they hold onto, but a number of signifiers – the unconscious, seduction, trauma, phantasy, the ego, the id, and all the rest – there is no question of their leaving that orbit. At this level they have no father to kill. One is not the father of signifiers, one is at most a father because of them. No problem at this level. The real mainspring is the following – enjoyment separates the master-signifier, in so far as one would like to attribute to the father, knowledge qua truth.

Footnote 7 : Sem XVII : 10th June 1970 : Availability Seminar XVII: Psychoanalysis upside down/The reverse side of psychoanalysis: 1969-1970 : Jacques Lacan or hereSeminar XVII: Psychoanalysis upside down/The reverse side of psychoanalysis: 1969-1970 : from 26th November 1969: Jacques Lacan or here

P165 of Russell Grigg’s translation

Chapter XIV p3 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation :

The fact is that there is a relationship between what is happening, and the things I have taken the risk of manipulating for some time which, by that very fact, provide a kind of guarantee that this discourse hangs together. I am taking the risk of manipulating them in a way which, when all is said and done, is absolutely wild! I do not hesitate to speak about the real and that for some time, since it is even in this way that I took the first steps in this teaching. Then, as the years passed, a little formula emerged that the impossible is the real. God knows it was not overused at the beginning. Then I happened to propose some references or other to Truth, which is more common. There are, all the same some very important remarks to make, and I feel obliged to make a number of them today before leaving all of that to the innocents who will use them without rhyme or reason, which is really par for the course, sometimes in my own entourage.

Footnotes 7, 8, 9, & 10 : Éric Laurent, ‘Le réel et le groupe’ : Availability in English given The Real and the Group : 2000 : Éric Laurent or here 

Footnotes 11 & 12 : L’Étourdit : Availability given 1) L’Étourdit: 1972: Jacques Lacan or here 2) Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan or here

Related posts:

Lacan: Impromptu at Vincennes: 3rd December 1969

Lacan: Seminar XVII: The Other Side of Psychoanalysis: 1969-1970 or Seminar XVII: Psychoanalysis upside down/The reverse side of psychoanalysis: 1969-1970 Jacques Lacan begins 26th November1969

Radiophonie: 9th April & 5th June 1970: Jacques Lacan or here

Lacan: Interview on the steps of the Pantheon: 13th May 1970

Analyticon 2 : Impromptu Number 2 : given at Vincennes : Wednesday 4th June 1970 : Jacques Lacan or here

Further information:

Posts for the “B. Seminar VI : towards NLS in Ghent, 2014” category : Available here

A number of the references commented on by Jacques Lacan are available at Seminar VI: Desire and its interpretation: 1958-1959 : from 12th November 1958 : Jacques Lacan or here

‘Posts for the “A. Reading Seminar VII: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis”’ category : here

Posts for the “D. Reading Seminar X Group” category: available here

A number of the references commented on by Jacques Lacan are available at Seminar VII: The ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960: Jacques Lacan or here

A number of the references commented on by Jacques Lacan are available Seminar X: The Anxiety (or Dread): 1962-1963: begins 14th November 1962: Jacques Lacan: Text in English & References or here

Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here

Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan or here

Posts for the “Lacan Jacques” category : Available here

Posts for the “Freud Sigmund”category : Available here

Posts for the “Dreams” category : Available here

Posts for the “Topology and the Lacanian clinic” category : Available here

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