Il cogito freudiano e il reale dell'esperienza

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The Freudian cogito and the real of experience

Maria Teresa Maiocchi

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[Autom. eng. transl.] One of the greatest merits of Lacan's teaching is to have opened a way in a crucial point of analytic ethics - precisely where it has to do with a sort of killing of the subject - through a credibility re-offered to the notion of "reality" , as well as the exhibition in the "three Italian speeches", as he calls them. Also interesting for the strategic use that is made of the notion of "experience". If the pass is at the extreme intension of the analytical discourse, the "reality", as determined by the analytical procedure and the experience related to it, is the maximum extension. Field of operations where the watermark of the "four speeches" is placed, as Lacan formulates them a little more than a year later. If there is experience, as a process operates in it, in what relation is the subject of psychoanalysis? If the experience formulated starting from the Frudian field is an operational base, the real, obscure remnant of the misplaced relations between symbolic and imaginary, can be presented, in this way as what is not excluded from experience - so much so that we speak of "real" of the symptom - but only because someone has knocked on the door of an analyst to talk (it). Then the real can appear as not excluded from experience, but only in so far as the effectiveness of Freud's act is capable of producing a new opening. It is not an ordinary opening: it is proceeding by operating through the structures proper to the field of language, and function of the word, a field indelibly marked by science, and much more crossed by the invention of the unconscious. This field shows itself to be oriented towards the modern, not from the ontic, but from the ethical. The status of the unconscious implies a polarization of being-thinking that does not cease to torment, critically and imperatively, the modern subject. But that, precisely because it is polarization, critically and imperatively engages it in impossible operations of choice.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The Freudian cogito and the real of experience
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)174-184
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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  • psicoanalisi


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