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A Homage to an Artist, or Confrontations with a Real

By | July 3rd, 2019|LRO 166|

To commemorate someone who has passed away is essentially to recall something of oneself. Death puts us, parlêtres, in touch with the singular and draws the unthinkable near. Confronted with death, beings in language quickly turn towards meaning, attempt communication there where it can only fail. It is so utterly humane to try to seal [...]

On-line Calligraphy

By | June 29th, 2019|LRO 165|

In his teaching and most particularly in the ’70s, Lacan was inspired by Chinese and Japanese writing in order to elaborate what first occurred in his psychoanalysis as letter in terms of signifier and then got separated from the signifier and got established in the real: the letter as what grasps, what shapes the body [...]

Microwave Push – Next!

By | June 22nd, 2019|LRO 163|

In our epoch, I see a tendency toward what I call “Microwave-time” in our lives; where we want everything fast, fast food, fast services, fast results, sharing instant outcomes in real time... Hypermodernity’s discourse regarding time overvalues rapidity and that the subject experience as a push toward speed, and acceleration in everyday life. [1] This [...]

Getting the Fix on the Mind Fixers

By | June 19th, 2019|LRO 162|

We have many books on the history of psychiatry that are of interest to the psychoanalyst.  For the Francophile, of course, this would start with Michel Foucault’s Madness and Civilization. There are also some wonderful books on specialized subjects. I am fond of G. E. Berrios’ The History of Mental Symptoms: Descriptive Psychopathology since the [...]

Green, the Colour of Hope

By | June 12th, 2019|LRO 160|

Since the 1980s, human beings have started consuming beyond the planet's capacity to regenerate its resources. Immersed in an increasingly savage capitalist logic, the rhythm has not stopped accelerating, to the point that the younger generation, those who see their future at risk, are starting to unite to fight the threat of an ecological catastrophe. [...]

His Majesty…

By | June 8th, 2019|LRO 159|

Although it is believed that love makes one, because its essence is fundamentally narcissistic, Freud did not remain completely satisfied, and Lacan even less. Neither of them conformed to the idea that love is only something symbolic and imaginary, and each in their own way understood that love is directed towards the other’s being.  This [...]

Does reading Little Red Riding Hood turn you into a ferocious macho wolf?

By | May 29th, 2019|LRO 157|

A few weeks ago, we learned that the gender commission of a public school in Barcelona has withdrawn from the children’s library 200 stories considered “sexist”, among them Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty. Officials complained about the lack of “equalitarian libraries where masculine and feminine characters would feature equally, engaged in the same [...]