Lacan on Real Psychoanalysis


In Freud’s Paper on Technique Lacan writes:

“Likewise, as for us, we find ourselves at a moment in time when psychoanalysis is really psychoanalysis. The closer we get to psychoanalysis being funny the more it is real psychoanalysis. Later on, it will get run in, it will be done by cutting corners and pulling tricks. No one will understand any longer what’s being done, just as there is no longer any need to understand anything optics to make a microscope. So let us rejoice, we are still doing psychoanalysis” (Seminar I, 77)


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