Triggering Determinants in Anorexia
[excerpt]

 

 

Massimo Recalcati

translated by Jorge Jauregui

 

To resume again...

A Reading of the Seminar From an Other to the other II
J
- A MILLER

Hegel, Kant, Lacan
A
LAIN BADIOU

Triggering Determinants in Anorexia
M
ASSIMO RECALCATI

Confraternity of the Faithless:
Wilde's Christianity
S
IMON CRITCHLEY

Fairly Orthodox Anarchist-Libertarian
R
ICHARD KOSTELANETZ

To the Exhausting Nude...
J
EAN-LUC NANCY

From objet a to Subtraction
S
LAVOJ ZIZEK

Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park
C
ATHY LEBOWITZ
interviews
JOSEFINA AYERZA

Damez image

 

Lacan's teaching on anorexia insists on the anorexic rejection as the subjective stratagem of separation vis--vis the asphyxiating proclivity of the demand of the Other. Actually, the anorexic's "to eat nothing" is molded as a means to dissociate desire from demand so as to differentiate the Other of love from the Other of caring. Here anorexia acquires a trans-clinic value that points to a subjectivation movement from the subject itself who by way of the refusal to the demand of the Other ("Eat!") is able to establish a difference with respect to the Other...

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Art: Jacques Damez
série Tombée des nues... - siver gelatin print, 2002
courtesy Galerie Le Réverbère.

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