The word “appointment” (taken in its most common meanings) will serve as our guide and destination, as has already taken place with the word “friendship”, which led us to the construction of a fundamental Norm capable of bringing to life a Society:
starting in a “small way” (due to our hard heads) we will follow the Freudian simile of the tip of the iceberg, from where we will set off in order to come to a conclusion in our discoveries.
We did not need to wait for this treatise in order to know that psychic health is the individual’s inherence in the Realm of appointments (we have already written that ‘psychic life – or that of thought: just like Freud, we have always refused to distinguish between the psychic and the intellectual – is a juridical life’), and that psychopathology represents all forms of the suppression of this inherence, like the most diverse forms of withdrawing from an appointment that is a profitable partnership.
Let me say, as I will repeat shortly, that for many years I have been highlighting the fact that the Freudian word “Psychoanalysis” designates only a specific case, historically unparalleled up until Freud, of the Realm of appointments, an enterprise with two partners:
I have already observed the confidence with which Freud used the word “love” precisely on this subject, with the presence of intense feeling (not separated from its representation) and without so many effusions, emotions, and even more so without falling in love.
Thought (one that is individual, “natural thought”) is the starting point for what we now call the First law, the Realm of appointments, in other words it is thought itself that has a juridical life.
We will call the First law the Realm itself of appointments, as it already now exists in the very condition of the existence of the human world (nothing to do with “natural Law”);
we will call the Second law that which customary linguistic usage terms ‘the Law’ in a limiting and incomplete way:
the Second one lives on partial withdrawals, on the revenue, from the first which provides a service … maintaining order (which can be dis-order). …
Translated by Rosanna Pediconi.
Revised by Luca Flabbi and Maria Gabriella Pediconi
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