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A Reading of the Seminar From an Other to the other IV
J - A
The Other Side of Lacan
J - A
The Son's Aleatory Identity in Today's World
The Imgage in the Fantasy
Madness and Structure in Jacques Lacan
Strange Foreign Bodies
Why Lacan Is Not a Heideggerian
There are two distinct time periods in the relationship to jouissance—or sexual rapport—and in the relationship to the Other. In the passage cited above, the relationship to the Other is specified as: there is a development here that takes the form of Other; it is not named all at once, and we are effectively in the realm of a genesis. This point of view is truly structuring for Lacan; it is his opening. He had worked out this rapport and this relationship in 1964 as the articulation of alienation and separation. Separation gives us the objet a and concerns the rapport with jouissance; alienation is the logic of the relationship to the Other (The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis; "Position of the Unconscious"). But this has evolved, since in 1964 alienation is first and separation second. Lacan confronts in this evolution the unspeakable rapport to jouissance—the adjective “unspeakable” is completely in its place here, since one imagines a rapport that has not yet achieved the relationship to the Other, to the signifier—while, on the other side, we have the signifying relationship to the Other.
If the subject emerges in rapport with unspeakable jouissance, one cannot immediately write the subject, but rather an x in its rapport with jouissance, from which a subject emerges, which is found in the signifying relationship S1-S2. Thus, at the end, we have its Other developed with all the labyrinths and the tissues of discourse of the Other.
L'orientation lacanienne, Paris, Spring 2007 - text and notes in French edited by Catherine Bonningue and published in la Cause freudienne 67,
Paris, October 2007.
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