Jacques Lacan

French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist


What is the nature of the mind?

Meaning is produced not only by the relationship between the signifier and the signified but also, crucially, by the position of the signifiers in relation to other signifiers.

July 24, 2018

How do you find truth?

I always speak the truth. Not the whole truth, because there's no way, to say it all. Saying it all is literally impossible: words fail. Yet it's through this very impossibility that the truth holds onto the real.

July 24, 2018

What happens after death?

What Freud showed us… was that nothing can be grasped, destroyed, or burnt, except in a symbolic way, as one says, in effigie, in absentia.

July 24, 2018

What question is missing?

What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?

July 24, 2018