For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence.
Symptoms, those you believe you recognize, seem to you irrational because you take them in an isolated manner, and you want to interpret them directly.
As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary lines the human organism, in the most intimate recesses of its being, manifests its capture in a symbolic dimension.
What could be more convincing, moreover, than the gesture of laying one's cards face up on the table?
A geometry implies the heterogeneity of locus, namely that there is a locus of the Other. Regarding this locus of the Other, of one sex as Other, as absolute Other, what does the most recent development in topology allow us to posit?
The knowledge that there is a part of the psychic functions that are out of conscious reach, we did not need to wait for Freud to know this!