Réponse aux commentaire de Jean Hyppolite sur la 'VerÂneinung' de Freud
1954-1955 (31 pp.)-INTRODUCTION ET REPONSE AU COMMENTAIRE DE JEAN HYPPOLITE SUR LA "VERNEINUNG" DE FREUD (INTRODUCTION AND RESPONSE TO JEAN HYPPOLITE'S COMMENTARY ON FREUD'S "VERNEINUNG")-1956
In February 1954, in the seminars, the philosopher Hyppolite, a specialist on Hegel, commented on Freud's article on "Verneinung" (1925), which he sug�gested be translated as Denegation instead of Negation (R.F.P. 1934).
Freud analyzed a complex mode in which the repressed is intellectually accepted by the subject, since it is named, and at the same time negated because the sub�ject refuses to recognize it as his, refuses to recognize himself in it.
Denega�tion [denegation] thus includes an assertion on which the psychoanalyst can rely but whose status is difficult to define.
The stakes are very high because the frontier between neurosis and psychosis is drawn here, between repression [Verdriingung] and repudiation [Verweifung) (a term that Lacan replaced here by "withdrawal" [retranchement] before definitively calling it "foreclosure" lforclusion] in 1956 (30».
The Introduction condenses the entire beginning of the teaching and the Reponse promotes two of Hyppolite's ideas: the creation of the symbol refers back to mythic rather than genetic time; the symbolic creation of "negation" [la negation] is situ�ated at another level of the subject than "assertion."
When he is able to talk to you about himself, the analysis will be over."