This is the argument for a presentation given by Jacques Lacan at the Fourth International Congress of Psychotherapy Congress, held in Barcelona, on 1st to 7th September 1958. This congress was dedicated to the topic of “Psychotherapy and Existential Analysis”. The publishers of the ‘Acts of the Congress’ censored this paper by refusing to publish it.

The causal logic
The subject of meaning
The pretence of orthopaedics
The condition of desire
The power of the truth

1) Spanish, Freudiana, 1992, Issue 4/5, p11-21,
2) French, l’Âne, 1992 Issue 51, p24-27,
3) Collected in Lacan J., Autres Écrits, Seuil, Paris, 2001, p165-74. See Autres Ecrits : 2001 at this site /4 Jacques Lacan (20010101 or Index of Jacques Lacan’s texts)
4) La psychanalyse vraie et la fausse : Published in French by École Lacanienne de la Psychanalyse (pastoutLacan), and available[From 1958-06-00 LA PSYCHANALYSE VRAIE ET FAUSSE.
Cet exposé fut soumis à la censure qui refusa de le publier dans les actes du congrès. C’est seulement en 1992 que le texte de cette conférence – écrit en Juin 1958 – sera publié pour la première fois par la revue Freudiana, à la fois dans sa version originale et sa traduction espagnole (Freudiana, publicacion de le Escuela europea de psicoanalisis del campo freudiano, Cataluna, Paidos, 1992, n° 4/5, pp. 11-21). La présente version est parue dans l’Âne, 1992, n° 51, pp. 24 à 27.
This presentation was censored by the publishers of the ‘Acts of the Congress’ who refused to publish it.] 5) Translated into English by Beatrice Khiara-Foxton & Adrian Price
Published Hurly Burly, Issue 11, May 2014, p15-26, Available at /Lacan
6) Bilingual & translated by Duane Rousselle & Adrian Price, see /Lacan (149 AUTRES ÉCRITS: La psychanalyse vraie, et la fausse—two translations)

References to Sigmund Freud

-If we now return to the dawn (in Freud’s genius) of the interpretation (Deutung) of dreams of everyday psychopathology,
See The Interpretation of Dreams : 6th November 1899 (published as 1900) : Sigmund Freud SE IV & V, See this site /3 Sigmund Freud (November 1899)
-For inasmuch as the latter refers to a social criterion of psychical normality, it is even more contradicts the realm discovered by Freud in that in that it shows a radical anteriority by relationship [par rapport] to the social.
See Totem and Taboo: 1912-1913 : Sigmund Freud, SE XIII p 1-162 Published bilingual at /Freud: The Metapsychological Papers, Papers on Technique and others (2. TOTEM AND TABOO (Totem und Tabu))
-This imaginary lure wherein Freud locates the Ego, as of 1914, in “On Narcissism : An Introduction”, and whose proper dimensions I wanted to restore at the start of my career under the heading of the mirror-stage,
See On Narcissism – an Introduction : March 1914 : Sigmund Freud, SE XIV p69-102 Notes & Information See this site / 3 Sigmund Freud (19140101 or index of Sigmund Freud’s texts)
-Whatever the terms in which this question is resolved, it is in the locus of the Other that the subject shall find himself : in the place of what used to be [Wo Es war…] and which he has to take on board […,soll ich werden].
Note: this is from Interpretation of Dreams. For other citations see this site /- Wo Es war; soll Ich warden (3 Sigmund Freud/13000000 Quotations from Sigmund Freud)

Reference to Lacan’s work

-There has been no shortage of people to reproach us for turning to Freud, and for missing the point, in reducing to the field of speech and language [the theme of the report which in Rome, in 1953, marked the birth of our group] a movement of Being that sustains and exceeds it from all sides.
See Rome Discourses – introducing his report : 26th September 1953 (Rome) : Jacques Lacan. See this site /4 Jacques Lacan (September 1953 or Index of Jacques Lacan’s texts) Also published Autres Écrits : 2001 : Jacques Lacan.
The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis (Rome) : 26th September 1953 : Jacques Lacan : Also known as the Rome Report. See this site /4 Jacques Lacan (September 1953). Also published in Écrits : October 1966 : Jacques Lacan. See this site /4 Jacques Lacan (19661001 or Index of Jacques Lacan’s texts.

Other references

-the two modes whereby the most recent construction in linguistic theory (Roman Jakobson and consort) subsumes the particular action of the signifier into a specific structure (which is impossible to separate even from the physiological functioning of the systems that in the living being, are put at the service of language),
Jakobson, R. and Halle, M., Fundamentals of Language, Mouton, The Hague, 1956
-It is suggestive that this reading was anticipated by Freud in his analysis of the unconscious, and that they reveal the same formulas as Ferdinand de Saussure ; one can notice it as early as the Traumdeutung and its analysis of language.
-The fruit of this now has to be savoured in the theory of the “validation” of theories by councils, …. Cf. Kris, E., “The Nature of Psychoanalytic Propositions and their Validation”


-L’impossible nomination, ses semblants, son sinthome : 10th November 2010 (Île-de-France ) : Éric Laurent. See this site /5 Other Authors A-Z (Laurent)
-The Instance (Agency) of the Letter in the Japanese Unconscious : January 1996 : Shin’ya Ogasawara. See this site /5 Other Authors A-Z (Ogasawara or Index of Other Authors’ texts)