Ricœur, Lacan, et le défi de l’inconscient. Entre constitution herméneutique et responsabilité éthique

Marie-Lou Lery-Lachaume


This text is a continuation of a hardened effort to think the complex modalities of the dialogue between Lacanian psychoanalysis and French phenomenology in the second half of the twentieth century. More specifically, our aim is to state the objective reasons, both theoretical and practical, that explain the violence of the French reception of De l’interpretation by Paul Ricœur, putting in perspective the respective positions of the philosopher and of the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan at the Bonneval Symposium on the Unconscious in October 1960. Detailed analysis of the text “The Conscious and the Unconscious” – part of the corpus ricœurien often overlooked – in terms of the Lacanian teachings in the early 1960s should also help to identify two opposing theories of interpretation in order to indicate, in the end, the concrete points of divergence between the “Ricœurian” and the “Lacanian” guidelines of the psychoanalytic clinic.


Paul Ricœur, Jacques Lacan, Unconscious, Hermeneutics, Ethics

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/errs.2016.338

Copyright (c) 2016 Marie-Lou Lery-Lachaume

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