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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 [...]

Anxiety <> Desire: What is it that I want?!

By | September 11th, 2019|LRO 175|

Lacan metaphorizes the question of our contradictions, paradoxes and apparent aporias in the following way: he says that we are busy. Busy preparing our suitcases, examining our conscience, or organizing a labyrinth. Busy getting our suitcases together, forgetting them or leaving them in the locker, but they are always suitcases for a trip that is [...]

The ‘Dream Machine’ Brain

By | September 7th, 2019|LRO 174|

Not without contingency, I was recently presented with an opportunity to listen to a radio interview with a neuroscientist and popular science blogger explain how psychological traits and tendencies emerge from underlying neurobiology and neurocircuitry.[1]  Kevin Mitchell, Associate Professor of Genetics & Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin was publicising his most recent book “Innate: How the [...]