Language as Failure

[Lacan] starts from the assumption that communication is always a failure: moreover that it has to be a failure, and that’s the reason we keep on talking. If we understood each other, we would all remain silent. Luckily enough, we don’t understand each other, so we keep on talking.

Verhaehge P. in “From Impossibility to Inability: Lacan’s Theory of the Four Discourses.” The Letter.

 


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