Useful and interesting though I am not thoroughly au fait with Lacan.
My latest paper entitled “Autistic Rims and Their Vicissitudes” has just been published in the European Journal of Psychoanalysis. The paper is open-access, so it’s a good opportunity to get updated about my latest developments of the notion fo the rim of the drive.
For those of you interested, here is the abstract:
Lacan states that the rim of the drive is involved in the initiation and preservation of the relationship between the body and language. In the study of autism, a major hypothesis states that the rim of the drive is foreclosed for the autistic subject. This foreclosure causes the drive circuit to short-circuit, thus jeopardizing the preservation of the relationship between the body and language. This paper puts forward the idea that autistic subjects supplement this privation through the construction of secondary rims that enable the “delimitation” of jouissance, giving rise to a…
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