Causation of the Subject and Transference : 9th April 2018 : Bernard Seynhaeve

by Julia Evans on April 9, 2018

This is from the newsletter towards the NLS Congress 2018 which will take place in Paris on June 30th and July 1st.  The theme will be : In a State of Transference – Wild, Political, Psychoanalytic.

NLS = New Lacanian School, see

Circulated by New Lacanian School as ‘NLS Congress 2018 – News from the Blog – 04/13/2018’


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Availability of references:

See Seminar XI: The Four Fundamental Concepts: 1963-1964 : beginning 15th January 1964 : Jacques Lacan or here


Seminar XI : 27thMay 1964 : The subject and the Other: Alienation: Chapter 16

P204 of Alan Sheridan’s translation : Whether it is the drive, the partial drive, that orientates him to it, or whether the partial drive alone is the representative in the psyche of the consequences of sexuality, this is a sign that sexuality is represented in the psyche by a relation of the subject that is deduced from something other than sexuality. Sexuality is established in the field of the subject by a way that is that of lack.

Two lacks overlaps here. The first emerges from the central [p205] defect around which the dialectic of the advent of the subject to his own being in the relation to the Other turns—by the fact that the subject depends on the signifier and that the signifier is first of all in the field of the Other. This lack takes up the other lack, which is the real, earlier lack, to be situated at the advent of the living being, that is to say, at sexed reproduction. The real lack is what the living being loses, that part of himself qua living being, in reproducing himself through the way of sex. This lack is real because it relates to something real, namely, that the living being, by being subject to sex, has fallen under the blow of individual death.

Seminar XI : 3rdJune 1964 : The subject and the Other : Aphanisis [Fading of the subject] : Chapter 17

Seminar XI : 10thJune 1964 : Of the–subject-who-is-supposed-to-know, or the first dyad, and of the Good : Chapter 18

Seminar XI : 17thJune 1964: From interpretation to the transference: Chapter 19


  Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Earl’s Court, London


Further texts

Of the clinic : here

By Bernard Seynhaeve here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud : here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here