Lacan’s Philosophical Coquetry
The manner in which our patients bring forward their associations during the work of analysis gives us an opportunity for making some interesting observations. ‘Now you’ll think I mean to say something insulting, but really I’ve no such intention.’ We realize that this is a rejection, by projection, of an idea that has just come up. Or: ‘You ask who this person in the dream can be. It’s not my mother.’ We emend this to: ‘So it is his mother’. In our interpretation, we take the liberty of disregarding the negation and of picking out the subject-matter alone of the association. (SE xix: 235)
KeywordsDiagnostic Category Sexual Object Latent Material Philosophical Concept Pleasure Principle
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