Christian Fierens -Reading L’Étourdit – The Second Turn – Chapter 3 – Sense and Structure

THE LETTER 49 (Spring 2012) pages 23-50. We forsake meaning in order to advance into sense. Castration no longer has the Freudian meaning but the sense which aims at the cut. The teachable starts not just from number but from … Continue reading

Tony Hughes – Saying, the Said, Signification and Meaning in L‟Etourdit

Issue 41 (Summer 2009) Pages- 97-114  One of the levels of complexity which is found in L‟Etourdit arises because Lacan distinguishes between “what is said”, “what is heard”, and “saying”. It is necessary to be aware of the differentiation he … Continue reading

Charles Melman – What Thrilled Me in Fierens‟ Book

Issue 41 (Summer 2009) Pages-133-140 The following paper, translated into English by Cormac Gallagher, was read by Charles Melman during a two-day conference in 2003 on the themes of Christian Fierens‟ book Lecture de L‟Etourdit. Lacan 1972, Paris: L‟Harmattan, 2002. … Continue reading