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Reading Lacan's Seminar XVII: The Other Side of Psychoanalysis

References to Seminar XVII

The Other Side Of Psychoanalysis
The Seminar of Jacques Lacan Book XVII


  • Lacan, Jaques, "On my antecedents", Écrits
  • Lacan, Jaques, From an Other to the other (unpublished)
  • Lacan, Jaques, "Kant with Sade", Écrits
  • Bichat, Xavier, Physiological Researches on Life and Death. Transl. By F. Gold. 1827. Reprint. New York: Arno Press, 1977
  • Freud, Sigmund, Beyond the Pleasure Principle
  • Barrès, Maurice (1862-1923) French novelist, journalist and politician
  • Marx, Karl, Theories of Surplus Value
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, Phenomenology of Spirit (1807)
  • Aristotle, The Politics
  • Plato, The Dialogues. "Meno"
  • Descartes, Rene

Marie-Hélène Brousse's references:

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  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, Phenomenology of Spirit (on the master-slave dialectic)
  • The Greek Skeptics. Ancient skepticism is, for the most part, a phenomenon of Post-Classical, Hellenistic philosophy.
  • Marx, Karl, Theories of Surplus Value
  • Ricoeur, Paul, French philosopher and anthropologist, known for his attempt to combine the phenomenological description with hermeneutical interpretation.
  • The Presocratics. (6th and 5th century BCE) Greek thinkers who introduced a new way of inquiring into the world and the place of human beings in it.
  • Empedocles, (Mid 5th century BCE) Greek politician and philosopher.

Vicente Palomera's references:

  • Lacan, Jacques "Radiophonie", Autres Ecrits, Seuil, 2001. In reference to 'the unconscious in action'.
  • Lacan, Jacques "Allocution prononcée pour la clôture du Congrès de l'École freudienne de Paris le 19 avril 1970," par son directeur in Scilicet, 4° trimestre 1970, n° 2/3, pp. 391-399. In reference to the four historical figures that represent the beginning of each discourse: Lycurgue (Master), Charlemagne (University), Socrates (Hysteric) and Freud (Analyst).
  • Lacan, Jacques "Radiophonie", Autres Ecrits, Seuil, 2001. In reference to the fact that the hysteric challenges the Master to produce knowledge.
  • Lacan, Jacques, Lesson in Vincennes. In reference to Lacan's sentence 'Nothing is all'.
  • Freud, Traumdeutung. In reference to the notion of desire as the definition of the unconscious.
  • Lacan, Jacques, "L'etourdit", Autres Ecrits, 2001. In reference to the sentence "That one might be saying remains forgotten behind what is said in what it is heard" and its importance for interpretation.
  • Lacan, Jacques, "Postface to Seminar XI", Autres Ecrits, 2001. In reference to the Jewish story "why do you lie when you tell me the truth?"
  • Cottet, Serge, Freud and the Desire of the Psychoanalyst, Champ freudiene, Seuil, 1996
  • Wajcman, Gerard,"The Hysteric's discourse",
  • Miller, J-A, Les us du lapse. First part, in reference to what the analytical session is about.



  • Jean Laplanche, Serge Leclaire. The unconscious: A psychoanalytic study.No. 48, French Freud: Structural Studies in Psychoanalysis (1972), pp. 118-175
  • Lacan, Jacques, The Case of Aimée, or Self-punitive Paranoia (1932)
  • Freud, Sigmund, Beyond the pleasure principle
  • Freud, Sigmund, Group psychology and the analysis of the Ego
  • Kierkegaard, Søren, Repetition (1843)
  • Piéron, Henri, La Sensation (1952)
  • Aristotle, Logic
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, The Phenomenology of Spirit

Florencia Shanahan's references:

  • Lacan, Jacques, "Préface à une thèse", Autres Ecrits
  • Lacan, Jacques, Paradigms of Jouissance, Psychoanalytical Notebooks 34
  • Lacan, Jacques, "On a Purpose", Ecrits, pp 306-307. In reference to absolute knowledge and knowledge as truth effects.



  • Story of the half chicken (traditional tale). French version can be read in Pierre Lafforgue, Petit Poucet deviendra grand, Bordeaux, Mollat Editeur, 1995
  • Aragon, Louise, Paris peasant (1926)
  • Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (the work is not mentioned; author that influenced Husserl).
  • Husserl, Edmund, Ideas: General Introduction to Pure Phenomenology (1913)
  • Éluard, Paul, "Le dur désir de durer" (1946), poem.
  • Freud, Sigmund, Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious (1905)
  • Freud, Sigmund, The uncanny (1919)
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig, Tractatus logico-philosophicus
  • Willard Van Orman Quine (the work is not mentioned; philosopher from the United States).
  • Ex falso sequitur quodlibet, The principle of explosion, or the principle of Pseudo-Scotus, is the law of classical logic, intuitionistic logic and similar logical systems, according to which any statement can be proven from a contradiction.
  • William of Ockham (1285-1347), English Franciscan friar, scholastic philosopher, and theologian, who is believed to have been born in Ockham, a small village in Surrey
  • Jean Laplanche; Serge Leclaire,The Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Study. Yale French studies, No. 48, French Freud: Structural Studies in Psychoanalysis (1972), pp. 118-175
  • Russell, Bertrand, Principia Mathematica (1910)
  • Politzer, Georges,Elementary principles of philosophy (1976)
  • Lacan, Jacques, "The Freudian Thing, or the Meaning of the Return to Freud in Psychoanalysis", Ecrits
  • Freud, Sigmund, "A child is being beaten". SE, volume XVII (1919)
  • Marquis de Sade, L'Histoire de Juliette, ou les Prospérités du vice (1797)
  • Sophocles, Antigone

Frank Rollier's references:

  • Lacan, Jacques, Paradigms of Jouissance, Psychoanalytical Notebooks 34. Reference to the 5th paradigm.
  • Lacan, Jacques, Television: A Challenge to the Psychoanalytic Establishment (1974; 1990 in English). The text "Télévision" is a partially re-written transcription of the filmed dialogue between Miller and Lacan, with marginalia added by the former. It was published as a small book by Éditions du Seuil, and later included in the 2001 collection Autres écrits, confirming its status as one of Lacan's "written" texts as opposed to a simple transcription of an oral delivery. Lacan added the epigraph "He who interrogates me / also knows how to read me", in reference to Jacques-Alain Miller
  • Lacan, Jacques, "Lituraterre" , 1971, Jacques Lacan : translated by Beatrice Khiara-Foxton & Adrian Price : Hurly-Burly: Issue 9 : May 2013 : p29-38
  • Miller J-A, "Ironic Clinic", where he comments on "truth and fiction", retrievable from
  • Miller J-A, "Lacanian biology"
  • Freud, Sigmund, "The psychoanalytical view of psychogenic disturbance of view", SE volume XI, pp. 216-217 (1910).



  • Lacan, Jacques, "A presentation on Psychical Causality, Ecrits
  • Marx, Karl, Das Capital
  • William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson. They pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions from 1957 until the 1990s
  • Hartmann, Kris and Loewenstein. Three Berlinese psychoanalysts
  • Lacan, Jacques, "Direction of the treatment", Ecrits
  • Freud, Sigmund, "The interpretation of dreams. Dream of the 'beautiful butcher's wife. SE volume IV
  • Freud, Sigmund, "Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria ('Dora')". SE vol. VII
  • Horace, (65 a. C. - 8 a. C.). Roman poet
  • Freud, Sigmund, "Beyond the pleasure principle". SE vol. 18
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, Phenomenology of Spirit (1807)
  • Newton, Isaac (1643-1727).English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution
  • Carnot-Clausius (1796-1832). French physicist and engineer who work on thermodynamics.
  • Meyer, Julius (1830-1895). German chemist. He was one of the pioneers in developing the first periodic table of chemical elements.
  • Petronius, Satirycon. The Satyricon is an example of Menippean satire, which is different from the formal verse satire of Juvenal or Horace.
  • Fellini, Federico. Satyricon. (film)
  • Smith, Adam. (1723-1790).The wealth of nations
  • Aristotle
  • Trimalchio. Character in Petronius' Satyricon

Patricia Tassara's references

  • Bassols, Miquel, Conference at the Valencian Community of the ELP (15/5/20), entitled 'Social distancing - Subjective approach'.
  • Miller, Jacques-Alain, Un effort de poésie (course 2003). Unpublished in English
  • Lacan, Jacques, Conference in 1975, published in Scilicet 6/7. In reference to Lacan's statement: "Analysis should not be pushed too far when an analysand thinks he is happy to leave, it is enough"
  • Lacan, Jacques, Geneva Conference (1975)
  • Spitz, Rene, Austrian-American psychoanalyst. He is best known for his analysis of hospitalized infants in which he found links between marasmus and death with unmothered infants.



  • Freud, Sigmund, "Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego", SE vol. 18
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, The Phenomenology of Spirit
  • Marx, Karl, Das Kapital
  • Freud, Sigmund, "Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria ('Dora')". SE vol. 7
  • Freud, Sigmund, "The interpretation of dreams" SE volume IV
  • Freud, Sigmund, "Studies on Hysteria", Case of Emmy von N., SE vol 2
  • Breuer, Josef, "Studies on Hysteria", Case of Anna O., SE vol 2
  • Freud, Sigmund, "New Introductory lectures on psychoanalysis, Lecture 35, The question of a Weltanschauung", SE vol 22

Bruno de Halleux's references

  • Miller, J-A., Pièces détachées, Course 2005-2005
  • Lacan, Jacques, Paradigms of Jouissance, 5th Paradigm. Psychoanalytical Notebooks 34, pa
  • Miller, J-A., La Question de Madrid, Course 1990-1991
  • Lacan, Jacques, "Italian note". Letter to three Italian Lacanians: Contri, Drazien and Verdiglione. Ornicar 25, 1982, Seuil
  • Naveau, Pierre, " L'hystérique et son père " Quarto n° 48/49, pp. 35 38.
  • Freud, Sigmund, "Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria ('Dora')". SE vol. 7