“LESS FREEDOM IN THE BURNING DEBATE OF TRUTH”, A LACANIAN ANALYSIS APPROACH OF THE OBSESSIONAL STRUCTURE.

SEMINAR PROPOSAL BY DORA GRISETTI, LSP 2019-2020

Building on last year’s seminar, we will explore fundamental theoretical concepts, togeher with a case analysis.

Lacan said, “Discourse stops the means of jouissance (goce), as long as it implies the subject” (“from the other to the Other”)

Lacan identifies S1, in his four discourses, as the master signifier, whose function of signification seems the essence of the master.

Whenever knowledge, the battery of signifiers, is placed in the place of the semblant or agent, we are faced with “all knowledge”, as the collection of enunciations that do not allow anything else but knowledge. It is in this discourse where I locate the subject of the obsessional structure. The subject institutes himself/herself as a subject who knows more than the master.

In the “Discourse that might not be a Semblance”, Lacan implies that the “letter is what the other has left behind of speech and the portal through which jouissance both enters and escapes language”. We will try to articulate the vicissitudes of the letter that is erased by the effect of jouissance and of signifiers (S2). The S2 attempts to close and conceal the S0 represented by the letter, turning the letter into a signifier, into something imaginary, into a semblance.

In the end, the Sinthome or NoF, is a way to approach and cope with the jouissance in the symptom. As Moncayo has written: “the subject constructs a fantasy to cover the lack and emptiness of the Other”.

Faculty: Dora Grisetti
Contact: (510) 610-7870; dgrisetti24@gmail.com
Date: Fri, Sat, Sun, February 7,8,9, 2020.
Time: 9am-12pm PST- ONLINE
Fee: $150