精神病 340

精神病 340

Thou art the one who will follow me presupposes, I am saying, the imaginary
assembly of those who are the supports of the discourse, the presence of
witnesses, indeed, of the tribunal before which the subject receives the warning
or the opinion that he is called upon to reply to. As a matter of fact,
unless he replies I follow you, that is, unless he complies, there is at this level
no other response open to the subject than to maintain the message in the
very state in which it was sent to him, at the very most modifying the person,
than to inscribe it as an element of his internal discourse, which whether he
likes it or not is what he has to reply to in order not to follow it. It would
strictly speaking be necessary that he precisely not follow this indication at
all onto the terrain where it calls on him to reply, that is, that he refuse to
hear. He is taken there as soon as he hears. The refusal to hear is a force that
no subject, without special gymnastic training, is really capable of. It’s in this
register that the particular force of discourse becomes apparent.


In other words, at the level we have come to the .you is the other such as I
cause him to be seen [lefais voir] by means of my discourse, such as I designate
him or denounce him, he is the other insofar as he is captured in ostension
in relation to this everybody that the universe of discourse presupposes.
But by the same token I bring the other out of this universe, I objectify him
within it, I may even designate his object relations for him, should he so
much as ask me to, as is characteristic of the neurotic. That may go quite a
long way.


Notice that it’s not entirely useless to give people what they ask for. It’s
just a question of whether it’s beneficial. In fact, if this has any incidental
effect, it’s insofar as it helps him to complete his vocabulary.

Those who
operate with object relations believe they are actually designating them, and
consequently it’s only rarely, and then by pure chance, that any beneficial
effect is produced. Completing his vocabulary may enable the subject to extract
himself from the signifying entanglement that constitutes the symptomatology
of his neurosis.


This is why things worked better whenever this addition
to the vocabulary, this Nervenanhang, to use the vocabulary of our delusional,
had still retained some of its freshness. Since then, what we have at our
disposal in our little exercise books as has greatly fallen in
value and doesn’t quite fill the function that one might hope for concerning
the resubjectification of the subject, by which I designate the operation of
extracting oneself from this signifying entanglement in which we have out-
lined the essence and very forms of the neurotic phenomenon.


To handle this
object relation correctly, one would need to understand that in this relation
it’s the neurotic who is ultimately the object. It’s even for this reason that he
got lost as subject and seeks himself as an object.



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