The Dialectic of Knowledge and the Unknown in the Treatment: Thinking Through Singularity

Sublime Singularities
By Claire Nioche

The article, which introduces a dialectic of structure and the symptom, of invariants and singularities, theorises the specificity of psychoanalytic psychopathology. It develops the hypothesis of a position, unique to psychoanalysis, of the field of knowledge and that of the unknown. It offers a few concepts to think analytically about the emergence of the singular and its “naming”.

  • contingency
  • indetermination
  • unknown
  • repetition
  • singular
  • transference
  • universal
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