In the conversation regarding the automaton, Lacan goes one step further and asserts that beyond this automaton there was another more encounter that is terrifying using the genuine:

“the true is beyond the automaton, the return, the coming-back, the insistence for the indications, through which we see ourselves governed by the pleasure concept. The actual is which constantly lies behind the automaton, which is that is quite obvious throughout’s research, that it is this that’s the item of his concern. ” 15 Lacan points out, however, that this encounter with all the genuine is often a missed encoun- ter and something this is certainly inassimilable inside our waking life (55). Fantasies offer a mere glimpse of the encounter: “just isn’t the fantasy essentially, one might say, an work of homage to the missed truth — the fact that will not any longer create it self except by saying itself endlessly, in certain never obtained awakening? ” (58). Continue reading