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Wiki-Weaki-Pedia: To Be Or Not To Be

By | October 19th, 2019|LRO 184|

I was stunned and appalled to encounter yet another new version of a negationist account, which has been disseminated for an extended period as a piece of innocent information, based on academic and scientific sources: the Wikipedia. I became aware of this startling news from an article in the Israeli daily newspaper, Ha'aretz on October [...]

Baby Reveal

By | October 16th, 2019|LRO 183|

We do not have an exact term in our language(*) to express what in Anglo-Saxon culture, especially in the United States, is known as gender reveal, which literally means something like "gender revelation". This is a celebration that has become fashionable and has spread throughout the world, consisting of bringing together family and friends to [...]

A brief encounter

By | October 12th, 2019|LRO 182|

While walking along a country road three children ran towards me, calling out “Madame! Madame!” They were talking at the same time, excited, agitated. I could make out the French words for “animal, dead, skeleton, buried” jumbled together. They asked me if I wanted to see what they had found.  It was an offer I [...]

Refusal and Nothingness

By | October 9th, 2019|LRO 181|

AB: You have worked for many years in institutions linked to the treatment of eating disorders. What does the Lacanian psychoanalytic approach contribute, in respect of psychotherapies and current psychiatry in this field? DC: The Lacanian psychoanalytic contribution within the framework of the clinic of eating disorders is very original and fruitful. It has guided [...]

Swarms

By | October 2nd, 2019|LRO 179|

The real of psychoanalysis The non-relation is the real of psychoanalysis. Let us not forget that the sexual non-relation is based on a non-relation of words, which is prior to it and supports it. There is no relation between the sexes because there is no name that writes jouissance in one of them. It is [...]

Interpretation As Jaculation

By | September 28th, 2019|LRO 178|

Lacan was able to call the analyst’s act of saying [dire] which responds to the saying [dire] of the unconscious become hybrid, jaculation. “What we establish with the Borromean knot already goes against the image of concatenation. The discourse that it concerns does not make a chain […] Consequently, the question arises as to whether the effect [...]

Neo-liberalism and Pornography

By | September 25th, 2019|LRO 177|

Neo-liberalism, compared to a prior stage of capitalism, does not repress desire as such but uses desire to increase the productivity of its workers. Herbert Marcuse called this phenomenon, in Eros and Civilization, the “performance principle,” which is the capitalist equivalent of Freud's reality principle. As long as a desire is productive, as long as [...]

Art & Fiction – Saiki Takao’s 17 Short Lived

By | September 18th, 2019|LRO 176|

Breath taking! Psychoanalysis and cinema are of mutual interest, and Jacques Lacan’s standpoint illuminates this aspect of contemporary art. What, then, brings us to cinema? Cinema introduces an experience with a new form of gaze and vision – a fantasy projection screen. The cinematographic art is “a very special modality of the visible”, as Jacques-Alain [...]