We all have a set of beliefs about how things are, life, man, but we consider them true.
Hated, disqualified thousand times insulted, Jacques Lacan was a French psychiatrist continues to influence the thinking of those who practice the art of psychoanalysis as if we knew.
The very unfriendly, said: The truth has the structure of fiction.
Do you know what he meant the bastard? I bet you do not know, but think you have an idea, you may be sure which is the only possible interpretation, possibly swear that someone you know knows all that nasty thought and said French.
To begin, do not rule out the hypothesis that Jacques Lacan did not know what he meant, because he was convinced that humans do not speak but are spoken, ie to communicate orally or in writing, that we do not own it seems to us but, on the contrary, something unconscious leads us, governs us, we impose certain sayings, God knows why.
Therefore, when someone said Truth has the structure of fiction, it was not responsible for what you said. For one thing, no one knows, came to pronounce it, but we can ensure that the author really knew what he meant.
In this state, let's see what we can do with the above aphorism.
For myself I have an imaginative interpretation because I am short.
Lacan means that everything we think is part of our personal story. This story is a story ( fictional ) that explains everything. For example, the Communists have a story that explains everything, is fictitious, but they make decisions based on that belief, as Christians believe in the New Testament, etc..
For all, what we call truth is pure fiction.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): Para los humanos las creencias son verdades.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.068)