Friday, March 14, 2008
Miller, Jacques-Alain. "Suture." CAHIERS POUR L'ANALYSE 1 (1966). Trans. Jacqueline Rose. SCREEN 18 (1978).
What I am aiming to restore, piecing together indications dispersed through the work of Jacques Lacan, is to be designated the logic of the signifier - it is a general logic in that its functioning is formal in relation to all fields of knowledge including that of psychoanalysis which, in acquiring a specificity there, it governs; it is a minimal logic in that within it are given those pieces only which arc necessary to assure it a progression reduced to a linear movement, uniformally generated at each point of its necessary sequence. That this logic should be called the logic of the signifier avoids the partiality of the conception which would limit its validity to the field in which it was first produced as a category; to correct its linguistic declension is to prepare the way for its importation into other discourses, an importation which we will not fail to carry out once we have grasped its essentials here. . . . Rpt. The Symptom 8 (2007). Read the rest here: http://www.lacan.com/symptom8_articles/miller8.html.