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Hysteria, paranoia, psychosis
Jeremy Tambling

’ ( SE 17.84–5: Verwerfung is omitted in the English translation, see Laplanche and Pontalis, 1973: 166). Here, Freud reports a hallucination the Wolf Man had, aged five, of cutting with his penknife into the bark of one of the walnut trees. ‘Suddenly, to my unspeakable terror, I noticed that I had cut through the little finger’ of the hand. He did not speak to his nurse, but sat down, and then saw

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chronology). For Laplanche and Pontalis, the letter gives a theory of ‘fixation of ideas’, which, in psychoanalysis, accounts for the point that ‘any human subject is marked by childhood experiences and retains an attachment … to archaic modes of satisfaction, types of object and of relationship’. As well as fixation of ideas, which is a form of anachrony, there is a ‘fixation of excitation to these ideas

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circulation, so that they do not become ‘quality’, i.e. consciousness’. But it is not the same as consciousness ( SE 1.322–6; see Laplanche, 1976 : 49–66). The ego’s activity produces a crucial distinction. The system filled with ‘reproductive remembering’, where Qs roam free and mad, is distinguished from one which as a result of the ego accepts reality. The first is the world of

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personification of a reflection of the self” [the phrase of Otto Rank] is herself disqualified, as entailing a first element of symbolisation or difference’ (Laplanche, 1976: 68). Narcissus desires a youth, so his wish is homosexual, even though it is actually a desire for himself. Is it that narcissistic desire leads to homosexuality, or does Ovid make homosexuality the basis of narcissism? At the birth of

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is what stands inside the subject with the power of insisting, or commanding (compare the legal name ‘the court of first instance’ to get the sense of its legal power, its decision-making authority). Laplanche and Pontalis ( 1973 : 15–16) indicate that l’instance is the word the Standard Edition translates as ‘agency’, as when Freud thinks of an agency which permits thoughts to enter consciousness

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