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One more note from  On Freud’s Trieb” and the Psychoanalyst’s Desire. Lacan says

for desire comes from the Other, and jouissance is located on the side of the Thing das Ding. 1

The pull of three distinct things:

What this makes me think about is how (I think) the search for das Ding exists in tension with the search for the phallus and object a.

Symptom Formation:

Being subjected to the pull of each of these three objects results in subject getting creative and making a symptom or sinthome. The symptom is the result of the subject’s attempt to creatively manage the tension they feel in their body as a result of the competitive pulls of these three different things…

  1. Jacques Lacan, On Freud’s Trieb” and the Psychoanalyst’s Desire,” in Écrits, Bruce Fink translation, New York, Norton, 2006, p. 724.

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