analysand coming to the analyst with his/her demand encounters a
desire to know, which questions the prerequisites rather than the
content of the demand. The unexpectedness of this untoward encounter
with the defect of the Other opens space then to be filled by the
return of a jouissance which had up to then been prescribed. The
dream marks the triggering of the experience.
The Response of the Dream -
the response of the unconscious, the dream opens up a space of signifiers
for the impasse of the drive. It responds with the signifiers to
a question an encounter with the real had posed to the subject.
It reveals the spontaneous work of jouissance within which the subject
is confined, in the pathways of the signifier, to make up for what
may block or be a failing of the demand made to the Other.
- The Treatment of Jouissance Through the Dream -
repetition that forges its way with the triggering of the experience
is maintained by a jouissance. The subject calls upon the Other
to limit it. The insistence of the signifier uncovered by the dream
is motivated by the defect of the Other which precludes any response
to the subjectís expectations. The dream treats this defect by a
chaining of the signifier, but not without making its way to desire
where it converts the jouissance.
From Repetition to Structure in the Cinic of the Dream -