Seminar XIX: 1971-72: …Ou pire …Or worse : from 8th December 1971 : Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on December 8, 1971

1) Published in English

-Translated by Cormac Gallagher from unedited French manuscripts

Published at www.lacaninIreland.com

Available here

– Translated by Adrian Price – probably

as : …or Worse: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book XIX : byJacques Lacan : Edited by Jacques-Alain Miller : August 2018 : Polity

– For Account (Summary) of Seminar XIX -… Or worse : July 1973 : Jacques Lacan  see here

2) Published in French

Le séminaire livre XIX, …ou pire: Jacques Lacan : Published Seuil, Paris, 2011 http://www.lutecium.org/wpmu/lutecium-home-page/jacques_lacan_works

3) Contents

NOTE : the reason for the discrepancy in the number of chapters is that four of Jacques Lacan’s talks at St Anne’s Hospital have been included – see Seminar XIX : The Psychoanalyst’s Knowledge – Seven Talks at St Anne’s Hospital : 1971-1972: begins on 4th November 1971: Jacques Lacan or here 

– From Cormac Gallagher’s translation

 

Wednesday 8th December 1971 : Session 1

Wednesday 15th December 1971 : Session 2

Wednesday 12th January 1972 : Session 3

Wednesday 19th January 1972 : Session 4

Wednesday 9th February 1972 : Session 5

Wednesday 8th March 1972 : Session 6

Wednesday 15th March 1972 : Session 7

Wednesday 19th April 1972 : Session 8

Wednesday 10th May 1972 : Session 9

Wednesday 17th May 1972 : Session 10

Wednesday 14th June 1972 : Session 11

François Recanati’s intervention is reported pXI 7 to XI 22 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation.

François Recanati also intervenes into Seminar XX : 12th December 1972 : Availability Intervention by François Recanati into Seminar XX : 12th December 1972 : François Recanati & Jacques Lacan or here

Wednesday 21st June 1972 : Session 12

– From, probably, Adrian Price’s  translation. (It has not been possible to ascertain who translated this text.)

The session’s titles have been given by the editor Jacques-Alain Miller

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • OF ONE SEX AND THE OTHER
  • I. The small difference
  • II. The function x
  • III. From anecdote to logic
  • IV. From necessity to inexistence
  • THE OTHER: FROM SPEECH TO SEXUALITY
  • V. Topology of speech (a talk at Sainte-Anne)**
  • VI. I ask you to refuse me my offering
  • VII. The vanished partner (a talk at Sainte-Anne)**
  • VIII. What is involved in the Other
  • THE ONE: NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL REACH
  • IX. In the field of the Unian
  • X. Yad’lun
  • XI. An issue of Ones (a talk at Sainte-Anne)**
  • XII. Knowledge about truth
  • XIII. The founding of sexual difference
  • XIV. Theory of the four formulae (a talk at Sainte-Anne)**
  • CODA
  • XV. The desire to sleep
  • XVI. Bodies captured by discourse
  • APPENDICES
  • Report on Seminar XIX, by Jacques Lacan*
  • Library of Seminar XIX, by Jacques-Alain Miller
  • Translator’s Notes
  • Index

*See Account (Summary) of Seminar XIX -… Or worse : July 1973 : Jacques Lacan  see here

** See Seminar XIX : The Psychoanalyst’s Knowledge – Seven Talks at St Anne’s Hospital : 1971-1972: begins on 4th November 1971: Jacques Lacan or here

References:

Seminar XIX : 9th February 1972

Quoted from:  The Borromean Knot before the Sinthome [En-Fr]  By Ruzanna Hakobyan : Posted on April 30, 2013 at nls-messager@amp-nls.org : [nls-messager] 739.en/ NLS Congress 2013: The Blog (XII)

Available here

On the other hand, at the moment when Lacan introduces the idea of the borromean knot (Seminar XIX …or worse, chapter VI, p. 91, lesson of 9 February 1972), the knot is not presented as the model of the structure where each round of the knot corresponds to one of the three registers: the Imaginary, the Symbolic and the Real. At this time, with the borromean knot he explains the functioning of the structure of language. He speaks of signifiers that are enchained in the borromean logic.

Starting from the sentence “I ask you to refuse me what I offer to you”, Lacan articulates the three knots in showing that if one removes any one of the three verbs: “to ask”, “to refuse”, “to offer”, or one of the three phrases: “I ask you”, “to refuse me”, “what I offer to you”, where to each verb or phrase there corresponds a knot, the sense disappears. Starting from this example, Lacan gives the definition of the borromean knot in the following lesson: “It is in as much as these three terms are three that we see that from the presence of the third a relation is established between the two others. It is this that the borromean knot means.”[1]  LACAN J., Le séminaire livre XIX … ou pire, Paris, Seuil, 2011, p. 94.  

Notice

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Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst in Earl’s Court, London

 

Related texts

Account (Summary) of Seminar XIX -… Or worse : July 1973 : Jacques Lacan  see here

Seminar XIX: 1971-72: …Ou pire …Or worse : from 8th December 1971 : Jacques Lacan or here

Seminar XIX : The Psychoanalyst’s Knowledge – Seven Talks at St Anne’s Hospital : 1971-1972: begins on 4th November 1971: Jacques Lacan or here

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Account (Summary) of Seminar XIX -… Or worse : July 1973 : Jacques Lacan  or here

Lacanian Transmission here

Some Lacanian history here

Of the clinic here

Topology here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan hereh

Jacques Lacan in English or here

Translation Working Group here

Use of power here