The Impotence of truth 6
From The Other Side of Psychoanalysis
By Jacques Lacan
I am persuaded that there are five or six people here who will be very well able todisplace what I am saying in such a way that it will have a chance of reemerging.
I won’t say that this is Archimedes’ lever. I will not tell you that this makes theslightest claim to a renewal of the world system, or of thinking about history. I amonly indicating how it is that analysis places us on a footing to accept, through chanceencounters, a number of things that may appear to be illuminating.
Myself, for example, I might easily have never encountered Kojeve. If I had never encountered him, it is highly likely that, like all French people educated over a certain period, I would never have suspected that there was anything in
The Phenomenologyof Spirit.
It would not be a bad thing if analysis enabled you to realize what the impossibility isdue to, that is to say, what it is that stands in the way of grasping, of seizing the onlything that could perhaps ultimately introduce a mutation, namely, the naked real,without truth.