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| style="width:300px;text-align:left; line-height:2.0em; padding-left:10px;" | ''[[Seminar II|<small>Le moi dans la théorie de Freud et dans la technique de la psychanalyse</small>]]''<BR><big>[[Seminar II|The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis]]</big>
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<BR><BR><span style="line-height:1.5em;font-size:1.1em">[[Lacan]] deliberates on the [[distinction]] made in his [[Seminar I|first seminar]] between [[discourse]] [[analysis]] and the [[analysis]] of the [[ego]], both in relation to [[psychoanalytical theory]] and [[practice]].  He claims that "[[analysis]] deals with [[resistance]]s."  He reviews [[three]] works by [[Freud]]: <i>[[Beyond the Pleasure Principle]]</i>, on the [[death instinct]]; <i>[[Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego]]</i>; and <i>[[The Ego and the Id]]</i>.</span>
  
[[Lacan]] deliberates on the distinction made in his [[Seminar I|first seminar]] between [[discourse]] [[analysis]] and the [[analysis]] of the [[ego]], both in relation to [[psychoanalytical theory]] and [[practice]].  He claims that "[[analysis]] deals with [[resistance]]s." He reviews three works by [[Freud]]: <i>[[Beyond the Pleasure Principle]]</i>, on the [[death instinct]]; <i>[[Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego]]</i>; and <i>[[The Ego and the Id]]</i>.
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<span style="line-height:1.5em;font-size:1.1em">[[Consciousness]] is [[transparent]] to itself, whereas the [[I]] (<i>[[je]]</i>) is not.  The [[I]] is [[outside]] the field of [[consciousness]] and its [[certainties]] (where we [[represent]] ourselves as [[ego]], where something [[exist]]s and is expressed by the [[I]])But it is not enough to say that "the [[I]] of the [[unconscious]] is not the [[ego]]" since we tend to [[think]] this [[I]] as the [[true]] [[ego]][[Lacan]] proceeds to re-assert the locus of the [[ego]] and reinstate the [[excentricity]] of the [[subject]] vis-à-vis the [[ego]].</span>
  
[[Consciousness]] is [[transparent]] to itself, whereas the [[I]] (<i>[[je]]</i>) is not.  The [[I]] is [[outside]] the field of [[consciousness]] and its [[certainties]] (where we [[represent]] ourselves as [[ego]], where something [[exist]]s and is expressed by the [[I]])But it is not enough to say that "the [[I]] of the [[unconscious]] is not the [[ego]]" since we tend to think this [[I]] as the [[true]] [[ego]]. [[Lacan]] proceeds to re-assert the locus of the [[ego]] and reinstate the [[excentricity]] of the [[subject]] vis-à-vis the [[ego]].
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<span style="line-height:1.5em;font-size:1.1em">The [[ego]] is a [[particular]] [[object]] within the [[experience]] of the [[subject]], with a certain function: an [[imaginary]] one.  When in the [[specular image]] the [[ego]] is recognized as such by the [[subject]], this [[image]] becomes [[self-conscious]].  "The [[mirror stage]] is based on the rapport between, on one hand, a certain level of tendencies which are experienced as [[disconnected]] and, on the other, a [[unity]] with which it is merged and paired. In this [[unity]] the [[subject]] knows itself as [[unity]], but as an [[alienated]], [[virtual]] one."</span>
  
The [[ego]] is a particular [[object]] within the experience of the [[subject]], with a certain function: an [[imaginary]] one.  When in the [[specular image]] the [[ego]] is recognized as such by the [[subject]], this [[image]] becomes [[self-conscious]].  "The [[mirror stage]] is based on the rapport between, on one hand, a certain level of tendencies which are experienced as [[disconnected]] and, on the other, a [[unity]] with which it is merged and paired. In this [[unity]] the [[subject]] knows itself as [[unity]], but as an [[alienated]], virtual one."
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<span style="line-height:1.5em;font-size:1.1em">However, for a [[consciousness]] to perceive [[another]] [[consciousness]], the [[symbolic order]] must intervene on the [[system]] determined by the [[image]] of the [[ego]], as a [[dimension]] of <i>[[re-connaissance]]</i>.</span>
  
However, for a [[consciousness]] to perceive another [[consciousness]], the [[symbolic order]] must intervene on the [[system]] determined by the [[image]] of the [[ego]], as a dimension of <i>[[re-connaissance]]</i>.
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<span style="line-height:1.5em;font-size:1.1em">In "[[The Dream of Irma's Injection]]" the most [[tragic]] [[moment]] occurs in the confrontation with the [[Real]].  The ultimate  [[Real]], "something in front of which [[word]]s stop."  "In the [[dream]] the [[unconscious]] is what is [[outside]] all of the [[subject]]s.  The [[structure]] of the [[dream]] shows that the [[unconscious]] is not the [[ego]] of the [[dream]]er."  "This [[subject]] [[outside]] the [[subject]] designates the [[whole]] [[structure]] of the [[dream]]."  "What is at stake in the function of the [[dream]] is beyond the [[ego]], what in the [[subject]] is of the [[subject]] and not of the [[subject]], that is the [[unconscious]]."</span>
  
In "[[The Dream of Irma's Injection]]" the most [[tragic]] moment occurs in the confrontation with the [[Real]]. The ultimate  [[Real]], "something in front of which [[word]]s stop." "In the [[dream]] the [[unconscious]] is what is [[outside]] all of the [[subject]]s.  The [[structure]] of the [[dream]] shows that the [[unconscious]] is not the [[ego]] of the [[dream]]er."  "This [[subject]] [[outside]] the [[subject]] designates the whole [[structure]] of the [[dream]]."  "What is at stake in the function of the [[dream]] is beyond the [[ego]], what in the [[subject]] is of the [[subject]] and not of the [[subject]], that is the [[unconscious]]."
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<span style="line-height:1.5em;font-size:1.1em">In his analysis of [[Poe]]'s <i>[[Purloined Letter]]</i>, [[Lacan]] speaks of "an other beyond all subjectivity."  The question concerns the "confrontation of [[The Subject|the subject]] beyond the ego with the <i>Id</i>, the <i>quod</i> (what-is-it?) which seeks to come into [[being]] in analysis."</span>
  
In his analysis of [[Poe]]'s <i>[[Purloined Letter]]</i>, [[Lacan]] speaks of "an other beyond all subjectivity." The question concerns the "confrontation of the subject beyond the ego with the <i>Id</i>, the <i>quod</i> (what-is-it?) which seeks to come into being in analysis."
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<span style="line-height:1.5em;font-size:1.1em">"The purloined [[letter]] is synonymous with the original, radical [[subject of the unconscious]].  The [[symbol]] is being [[displaced]] in its pure [[state]]: one cannot come into contact with without being caught in its play.  There is [[nothing]] in destiny, or casualty, which can be defined as a function of [[existence]].  When the characters get hold of this letter, something gets hold of [[them]] and carries them along.  At each [[stage]] of [[the symbolic]] transformation of [[The Letter|the letter]], they will be defined by their [[position]] in relation to this radical object.  This position is not fixedAs they enter into the [[necessity]] peculiar to [[The Letter|the letter]], they each become functionally different to the essential [[reality]] of the letter.  For each of them the letter is the unconscious, with all its consequences, namely that at each point of [[The Symbolic|the symbolic]] circuit, each of them becomes someone else."</span>
  
"The purloined letter is synonymous with the original, radical subject of the unconscious. The symbol is being displaced in its pure state: one cannot come into contact with without being caught in its play.  There is nothing in destiny, or casualty, which can be defined as a function of existence.  When the characters get hold of this letter, something gets hold of them and carries them along.  At each stage of the symbolic transformation of the letter, they will be defined by their position in relation to this radical object.  This position is not fixed.  As they enter into the necessity peculiar to the letter, they each become functionally different to the essential reality of the letter.  For each of them the letter is the unconscious, with all its consequences, namely that at each point of the symbolic circuit, each of them becomes someone else."
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<span style="line-height:2.0em;font-size:1.1em">When [[Jean Hyppolite]] asks: "What use does the [[Symbolic]] have?" [[Lacan]] answers: "The [[Symbolic]], the [[Imaginary]] and the [[Real]] are useful in giving its [[meaning]] to a particularly pure [[symbolic]] experience, that of [[analysis]]."  Since the [[symbolic|symbolic dimension]] is the only dimension that [[cure]]s, "The [[symbolic]] [[order]] is simultaneously non-being and insisting to be, that is what [[Freud]] has in [[mind]] when he talks [[about]] the [[death]] [[instinct]] as being what is most fundamental: a [[symbolic order]] in travail, in the [[process]] of coming, insisting in being realized."</span>
 
 
When [[Jean Hyppolite]] asks: "What use does the [[Symbolic]] have?" [[Lacan]] answers: "The [[Symbolic]], the [[Imaginary]] and the [[Real]] are useful in giving its meaning to a particularly pure [[symbolic]] experience, that of [[analysis]]."  Since the [[symbolic|symbolic dimension]] is the only dimension that [[cure]]s, "The [[symbolic]] [[order]] is simultaneously non-being and insisting to be, that is what [[Freud]] has in mind when he talks about the [[death]] [[instinct]] as being what is most fundamental: a [[symbolic order]] in travail, in the process of coming, insisting in being realized."
 
  
 
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The <i>[[Schema L]]</i>, systematized in <i>La lettre volée</i> (Écrits, 1966), is elaborated in this [[seminar]].  A four-term [[structure]] maps the [[Real]], the [[Imaginary]] and the [[Symbolic]] as replacing the second [[Freud]]ian [[topography]]: [[ego]] / <i>[[id]]</i> / [[superego]].  Two diagonals intersect, while the [[imaginary]] rapport links <i>[[a]]</i> (the [[ego]]) to <i>[[a']]</i> (the [[other]]), the line going from <i>[[S]]</i> (the [[subject]], the [[Freud]]ian <i>[[id]]</i>) to <i>[[A]]</i> (the [[Other]]) is interrupted by the first one.  The [[Other]] is difficult to define: it is the place of [[language]] where [[subjectivity]] is constituted; it is the place of [[primal]] [[speech]] linked to the [[Father]]; it is the place of the absolute [[Other]], the [[mother]] in the [[demand]].  The [[Other]] makes the [[subject]] without him [[knowing]] it. With [[Lacan]] in [[Freud]]'s <i>[[Wo Es war, soll Ich werden]]</i>, <i>[[Es]]</i> is the [[subject]].  It [[knows]] him or doesn't.  The further, more exacting insight, is [[It]] speaks or doesn't.  At the [[end of analysis]], it is [[It]] who must be called on to [[speak]], and to enter in relation with real [[Others]].  Where <i>[[S]]</i> was, there the <i>[[Ich]]</i> should be.
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<span style="line-height:2.0em;font-size:1.1em">The <i>[[Schema L]]</i>, systematized in <i>La [[lettre]] volée</i> ([[Écrits]], 1966), is elaborated in this [[seminar]].  A four-term [[structure]] maps the [[Real]], the [[Imaginary]] and the [[Symbolic]] as replacing the second [[Freud]]ian [[topography]]: [[ego]] / <i>[[id]]</i> / [[superego]].  Two diagonals intersect, while the [[imaginary]] rapport [[links]] <i>[[a]]</i> (the [[ego]]) to <i>[[a']]</i> (the [[other]]), the line going from <i>[[S]]</i> (the [[subject]], the [[Freud]]ian <i>[[id]]</i>) to <i>[[A]]</i> (the [[Other]]) is interrupted by the first one.  The [[Other]] is difficult to define: it is the [[place]] of [[language]] where [[subjectivity]] is constituted; it is the place of [[primal]] [[speech]] linked to the [[Father]]; it is the place of the absolute [[Other]], the [[mother]] in the [[demand]].  The [[Other]] makes the [[subject]] without him [[knowing]] it. With [[Lacan]] in [[Freud]]'s <i>[[Wo Es war, soll Ich werden]]</i>, <i>[[Es]]</i> is the [[subject]].  It [[knows]] him or doesn't.  The further, more exacting insight, is [[It]] speaks or doesn't.  At the [[end of analysis]], it is [[It]] who must be called on to [[speak]], and to enter in relation with real [[Others]].  Where <i>[[S]]</i> was, there the <i>[[Ich]]</i> should be.</span>
  
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|width="100%"| [[Jacques Lacan|Lacan, Jacques]].  [[Seminar I|The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: Book II : The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis 1954-1955 (Seminar of Jacques Lacan)]].  Ed. [[Jacques-Alain Miller]].  Trans. [[Sylvana Tomaselli]].  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1991.  Paperback, Language: English, ISBN: 0393307093. <small><small>Buy it at [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393307093/nosubject-20/ Amazon.com], [http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393307093/nosub07-20/ Amazon.ca], [http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393307093/nosub-21/ Amazon.de], [http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393307093/nosubjencyofl-21/ Amazon.co.uk] or [http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393307093/nosub04-21/ Amazon.fr].</small></small>
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Seminar I Seminar III


1954 - 1955 Seminar II Le moi dans la théorie de Freud et dans la technique de la psychanalyse
The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis
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Lacan deliberates on the distinction made in his first seminar between discourse analysis and the analysis of the ego, both in relation to psychoanalytical theory and practice. He claims that "analysis deals with resistances." He reviews three works by Freud: Beyond the Pleasure Principle, on the death instinct; Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego; and The Ego and the Id.

Consciousness is transparent to itself, whereas the I (je) is not. The I is outside the field of consciousness and its certainties (where we represent ourselves as ego, where something exists and is expressed by the I). But it is not enough to say that "the I of the unconscious is not the ego" since we tend to think this I as the true ego. Lacan proceeds to re-assert the locus of the ego and reinstate the excentricity of the subject vis-à-vis the ego.

The ego is a particular object within the experience of the subject, with a certain function: an imaginary one. When in the specular image the ego is recognized as such by the subject, this image becomes self-conscious. "The mirror stage is based on the rapport between, on one hand, a certain level of tendencies which are experienced as disconnected and, on the other, a unity with which it is merged and paired. In this unity the subject knows itself as unity, but as an alienated, virtual one."

However, for a consciousness to perceive another consciousness, the symbolic order must intervene on the system determined by the image of the ego, as a dimension of re-connaissance.

In "The Dream of Irma's Injection" the most tragic moment occurs in the confrontation with the Real. The ultimate Real, "something in front of which words stop." "In the dream the unconscious is what is outside all of the subjects. The structure of the dream shows that the unconscious is not the ego of the dreamer." "This subject outside the subject designates the whole structure of the dream." "What is at stake in the function of the dream is beyond the ego, what in the subject is of the subject and not of the subject, that is the unconscious."

In his analysis of Poe's Purloined Letter, Lacan speaks of "an other beyond all subjectivity." The question concerns the "confrontation of the subject beyond the ego with the Id, the quod (what-is-it?) which seeks to come into being in analysis."

"The purloined letter is synonymous with the original, radical subject of the unconscious. The symbol is being displaced in its pure state: one cannot come into contact with without being caught in its play. There is nothing in destiny, or casualty, which can be defined as a function of existence. When the characters get hold of this letter, something gets hold of them and carries them along. At each stage of the symbolic transformation of the letter, they will be defined by their position in relation to this radical object. This position is not fixed. As they enter into the necessity peculiar to the letter, they each become functionally different to the essential reality of the letter. For each of them the letter is the unconscious, with all its consequences, namely that at each point of the symbolic circuit, each of them becomes someone else."

When Jean Hyppolite asks: "What use does the Symbolic have?" Lacan answers: "The Symbolic, the Imaginary and the Real are useful in giving its meaning to a particularly pure symbolic experience, that of analysis." Since the symbolic dimension is the only dimension that cures, "The symbolic order is simultaneously non-being and insisting to be, that is what Freud has in mind when he talks about the death instinct as being what is most fundamental: a symbolic order in travail, in the process of coming, insisting in being realized."

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The Schema L, systematized in La lettre volée (Écrits, 1966), is elaborated in this seminar. A four-term structure maps the Real, the Imaginary and the Symbolic as replacing the second Freudian topography: ego / id / superego. Two diagonals intersect, while the imaginary rapport links a (the ego) to a' (the other), the line going from S (the subject, the Freudian id) to A (the Other) is interrupted by the first one. The Other is difficult to define: it is the place of language where subjectivity is constituted; it is the place of primal speech linked to the Father; it is the place of the absolute Other, the mother in the demand. The Other makes the subject without him knowing it. With Lacan in Freud's Wo Es war, soll Ich werden, Es is the subject. It knows him or doesn't. The further, more exacting insight, is It speaks or doesn't. At the end of analysis, it is It who must be called on to speak, and to enter in relation with real Others. Where S was, there the Ich should be.

English Translation

Author(s) Title Publisher Year Pages Language Size Extension Mirrors
Jacques Lacan, Jacques-Alain Miller, Sylvana Tomaselli The Seminar of Jacques Lacan
The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis, 1954-1955 Book II
0393307093, 9780393307092
W.W. Norton & Co. 1991 300

[349]

English 6 Mb pdf 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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French versions of Lacan's Seminars Source: http://ecole-lacanienne.net