Discussion during Seminar VII : Session of 3rd February 1960 between Jacques Lacan, Victor Smirnoff (Smirnov), Yvan Audouard, Jean Laplanche, & Unknown

by Julia Evans on February 3, 1960

This account of the full discussion is from the AFI version (Association freudienne internationale), now ALI (Association lacanienne internationale). This version is in French.

Available at www.LacanianWorksExchange.net /lacan (Seminar VII) or authors by date or authors a-z  

Further information on Seminar VII: The ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960: begins 18th November 1959 : Jacques Lacan : See here

Unfortunately, only Jacques Lacan’s interventions have been included in the Dennis Porter translation of Seminar VII.  Seminar VII-3 Feb 1960  (Session of 3rd February 1960: Ch X: Marginal Comments: p128 of the Dennis Porter translation, published by Routledge).

This passage was read on the 7th & 28th September 2013 by the Reading Seminar VII Group.  Thank you to Bruno de Florence who found this text.

Further information:

Texts from Reading Seminar VII Group   here

A number of the references commented on by Jacques Lacan are available at Seminar VII: The ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960: Jacques Lacan or here

Texts by Jacques Lacan   here


Seminar VII : 3rd February 1960 : p129 : Discussion of ‘function of sublimation with reference to the Thing.’  Or here

Comment on post Seminar VII : 3rd February 1960 : p129 quoting Seminar VII : 27th January 1960 : p121(vases) by  Owen Hewitson (www.lacanonline.com)  https://lacanianworks.net/?cat=742    on 7th September 2013 or available here

Notes from Seminar VII : 3rd February 1960 (p132 & top p133) : Discussion with Victor Smirnov on René Spitz’s ‘Yes and No’ : Reading Group of 7th September 2013   or  here

Notes from Seminar VII : 3rd February 1960 (p133) : Interventions by Xavier Audouard & Jean Laplanche on René Spitz & the function of ‘rooting’ : Reading Group of 28th September 2013  or  here


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Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst,  London & Sandwich in Kent


Further posts:

Reading Seminar VII Group   here

Translation Working Group here

Lacanian Transmission  here

Some Lacanian History  here

Topology  here

From LW working groups   here

Of the clinic   here

Ethics  here

Dreams  here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud  here

By Jacques Lacan  here 

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here

By Victor Nikolaevitch Smirnoff (Smirnov)  here

By Yvan Audourd  here

By Jean Laplanche  here

By Julia Evans here