I call a ‘symptom’ everything that comes from the real. And the real is everything that isn’t right, does not work, and is opposed to man’s life and his engagement with his personality. – JACQUES LACAN

““My life had changed. Lacan never knew it. And yet I believe that with his animal flair for devouring souls he had understood that in speaking of something else it is about myself that I was speaking”.” – UMBERTO ECO ON MEETING LACAN https://twitter.com/sevelaurent/status/604605139568181248 http://ift.tt/1QhE1Bg

“The notion of an outside that stands prior to a certain internalization, ..is located in objet a” – The subject, in the locus of the Other, grasps himself in specular form, ..which will introduce for him the distinction between ego + non-ego. The notion of [objet a as locus of + cause of desire] belongs to this outside, the locus of the object prior to any internalization. – SEMINAR 10 (via scaevities) – JACQUES LACAN http://ift.tt/1ACnMCb