My discourse proceeds in the following way: each term is sustained only in its topological relation with the others.

Jacques Lacan | Book XI: The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis

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LX:77 | Desire Proper to the Analyst

No one has ever said that the analyst should never have feelings toward his patient. But he must know not only not to give in to them, to keep them in their place, but how to make adequate use of them in his technique. (32)


Lacan, Jacques. The Seminar of Jacques Lacan Book I: Freud's Papers on Technique 1953-1954.  Trans. John Forrester.  Ed. Jacques-Alain Miller.  W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1991.  

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