Truth, that strange object. Parrhesia and the function of the word in analytic experience. Página Literal #8-9. (Costa Rica, 2008)

Can all be said? Is it in the word where the truth can be found? How to take position and what to do when faced with our truth? These sorts of questions are the ones Michel Foucault and Jacques Lacan engage in from different points in their thought, the first at end of his work (1983) and the second at the start (1953). Their concern for the relationship between subject, truth and word is key to their discussion; however, their investigation and proposal have essential encounters and disagreements. This paper, under the reading of Function of the word in analytic experience (J. Lacan), Fearless Speech (M. Foucault) and Psychoanalysis, Is it a spiritual exercise? Answer to M. Foucault (J. Allouch) points out which are some of those necessary estrangements that the subject goes through in the relationship with his own word, and the differences and similarities of that enunciation with the other/Other, to oneself, the unconscious and truth.

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