In 2013 Jan De Vos published a paper questioning, from psychoanalysis, theoretical and methodological value of the experiment of Stanley Milgram. This article is a critique of that analysis, made precisely from a close reading of the theory of Jacques Lacan. It is argued that Jan De Vos incurs in ironies and generalizations that make inconsistent his arguments. Beyond the criticism, this article introduces other issues that confirm the value of Milgram’s theses, especially as a model for thinking the question of obedience, 50 years after the experiment. To this end, other aesthetic, cultural and political sources, are used, always read from the contributions of Lacanian theory.
Keywords: Psychoanalysis, experiment, obedience