Palais des Congrès | Porte Maillot | Paris - France
from April 26th to April 30th 2010
VIIth Congress of the World Association of Psychoanalysis
Semblants and Sinthome
VIIth Congress of the World Association of Psychoanalysis
Annotated Bibliography
by Marie-Hélène Blancard
6- Exile and the knowledge of the neurotic, Chantal Bonneau
Through a reading of Seminar XVIII, Chantal Bonneau structures her text around symptom, truth and knowledge in order to emphasize the limit-point where the sexual non-rapport puts in check all discourses that are based on the semblant. This leads us to think that at the origin of all discourse there might be "a discourse that would not be of the semblant." The plus-de-jouir occupies a place in the analyst’s discourse that makes it one in which the real of the non-rapport undermines the category of the semblant, one that throws a new light on the articulation of truth to knowledge. M.-H. B.
5- From knowledge to the lathouse, Armand Zaloszyc
Beginning with two references taken from the Seminar XVI, Armand Zaloszyc questions with Lacan the function of haste in logic, thus opposing "the time it takes" to "rapidly obtained satisfaction". By putting two contradictory definitions of the real in tension with each other, he brings his question to bear on the desire to know in order to underline "the difficulty entailed in opposing and bringing together semblant et sinthome". Not forgetting "the part of opacity" that haste retains of its real, as well as the "mental traps" into which haste can fall. M.-H. B.
4- The symptome laid bare by its semblants, Dalila Arpin
Dalila Arpin chooses a quotation from the Seminar Encore to question the relations between truth, semblant and jouissance. Here, she stresses the function of the object (a) as an operating semblant whose « border with the semblant » allows to touch on the real. Even if jouissance is incurable, it is a question of getting the varity [varité] of the subject to emerge so that it [the subject-TN] stops making the sexual relation exist, and comes to "create itself a sinthome". M.-H. B.
3- A Lacanian Physics of Semblants, Catherine Meut
Based on a reading of J.-A. Miller’s course, "On the Nature of Semblants", Catherine Meut’s text emphasizes the reasons that led Lacan to introduce the semblant in psychoanalysis as a category opposed to the real, while highlighting that it also conditions access to the real. Thus object (a), once it is displaced from the real to being, breaks away from philosophy and stands out as this privileged semblant that, on one side, borders on the real of the sinthome. M.-H. B.
2- The semblant as an operational category, Victoria Horne Reinoso
Victoria Horne Reinoso also refers to Jacques-Alain Miller’s Class, « On the Nature of Semblants », in order to underscore that the category of semblant indicates the place of what there is not. Thus, the ternary father – phallus – object (a), that belongs to Oedipal logic, as opposed to the jouissance of the drive that, itself, ignores lack. For being the indicator of the real at stake, the semblant appears as the "the analyst’s instrument in the treatment" par excellence. MHB
1- Ontology, Ontic, and Objet a, Pierre-Gilles Gueguen
Pierre-Gilles Gueguen, who has given a seminar at the ECF this year on Jacques-Alain Miller’s seminar "De la nature des semblants" (1991-92), opens this new series for the preparation of the WAP Congress taking place next year in Paris on the theme ‘Semblants and Sinthome’. Strictly in line with J.-A.Miller’s Seminar, he proposes a path through the labyrinth that Lacan’s teaching would be, if the Lacanian Orientation was not there to serve us as a compass. Marie-Hélène Blancard
The heading "Annotated Bibliography" is organized by Marie Hélène Blanchard (ECF), Member of the Action Committee of the School One. This column will remain on line until the end of the WAP Congress 2010.
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