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

“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