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From Symptom to Fantasm and Back.
JACQUES-ALAIN MILLER


























        

From Symptom to Fantasm and Back

 

 

Jacques-Alain Miller


The person who just brought me here told me she was glad it was happening again. Well me too! What I do here I see as a course, a somewhat long course since you will meet me at this place and at this time every working week, which is—the calculation has been made—no less than 28 times until the end of June, and if we push a little bit into July it will be 30 times. Well, I’ve realized that this long course, if I may say, suits me, despite the work it imposes upon me, because there is—I wouldn’t say only in psychoanalysis but in existence as well—a function, which is that of walking the distance to one’s course. And that’s what I’m attempting here. Here means, that in addition, I have to give lectures elsewhere, I even have to conduct a seminar—where furthermore, it is up to others to give it a try. I make interventions—that is to say, I have to show up in a context that is in general, like all contexts, alluvial, made of alluvium where various contributions have been sedimented. But here, the difference for me is that the context, the alluvium, is what I myself have said in the preceding year. And basically, it is in relation to this context that I have to continue. So it’s here and not elsewhere that this happens for me, it’s here that I have to say the rest to pursue the series. You know that in Lacan’s sense, to pursue the series, is the only way of being serious. It consists in drawing the consequences of what one says, and especially the consequences of the consequences. This is particularly difficult because it happens more often than one would like: the consequences of the consequences do not agree with the beginnings.




 

 

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