In English:

Translated by Cormac Gallagher :

a) published at www.LacaninIreland /papers (1994 – in The Letter, Irish Journal for Lacanian Psychoanalysis./ 11. ‘Jacques Lacan’s summary of the Seminar of 1966-1967: The logic of phantasy.’ Spring 1999)

Available here

b) The Letter: Lacanian Perspectives on Psychoanalysis: vol 15 : Spring 1999: p90-96

c) In bilingual form with translation by Cormac Gallagher : Published at /Lacan (96 Autres Écrits / La logique du fantasme (compte rendu du sèminaire 14))

In French:

a) JACQUES LACAN’S SUMMARY OF THE SEMINAR OF 1966-1967 (Year book of the École Pratique des Hautes Études)

b) La logique du fantasme : Ornicar? : 1984 : vol 29 : p13-18

c) Published at École de la Psychanalyse – Pas tout Lacan, PAS-TOUT LACAN 1960-1969 / 1968-07-00 ( Résumé du séminaire : « La logique du fantasme »)

d) p323-328 of Autres Écrits : 2001 : Jacques Lacan. See this site /4 Jacques Lacan or /Lacan as ‘La logique du fantasme’

Quote from Cormac Gallagher’s note on ‘The Logic of the Phantasy’

The seminar on The Logic of Phantasy was held during the academic year following the publication of Lacan’s Ecrits. It has not been published in French and to the best of my knowledge the only English version available is the privately circulated translation produced and worked through by a group in St Vincent’s Hospital in 1997-1998.

Students seeking guidance in the reading of the seminar will find some in Jacques Nassif’s ‘Pour une Logicque du Phantasme’ which appeared in 1970 in issue 2/3 of Scilicet. An earlier version of this article had been presented at the seminar on the psychoanalytic act and had been warmly praised by Lacan.

However, Lacan’s own summary of the seminar, written for the yearbook of the institution under whose auspices it was held, must have a special place in its correct interpretation. This is an extremely condensed and labyrinthine piece of work that like many of Lacan’s scripts makes no concessions to the reader. The translation has attempted to follow Lacan’s text as closely as possible and for that reason may appear to be equally impenetrable.

When it was presented at the Congress, the summary was accompanied by a rather detailed commentary which made it somewhat more palatable. We decided to offer it here unadorned in order to allow readers an uncluttered opportunity of seeing what they can make of the only published version of this very significant element of Lacan’s work.

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Seminar XIV The logic of phantasy (1966-1967) : begins 16th November 1966 : Jacques Lacan. See this site /4 Jacques Lacan (19661116)


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