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Digital Lebenswelt

By | June 16th, 2021|LRO 304|

Lacan concludes his lecture "The Third" (1974) with a sentence that remains as topical as ever: "the future of psychoanalysis is something that depends on what will come out of the Real, namely if gadgets, for example, will really get the upper hand, if we ourselves actually come to be brought to life by gadgets." [...]

As Soon as One Speaks, One is Plotting

By | June 12th, 2021|LRO 303|

The plotters make plots and keep quiet about them. Those who talk about them, even if it means inventing them, are called conspiracy theorists [comploteurs]. A real plot is a matter of politics; the conspiratorial narrative is of another order: it is a matter of literature. What makes it so seductive? The pure and simple narration of facts, whatever they [...]

Let’s Play!

By | June 9th, 2021|LRO 302|

In 1985, Neil Postman published his magnificent essay "Amusing ourselves to death", in which he wondered whether the future of the world would have the grim face of Orwell's prophecy, the society of absolute control, or perhaps that of Huxley's view of a humanity subjected to the tyranny of happiness. In his novel "Darkness at [...]

Hegel’s Papers on Technique

By | June 5th, 2021|LRO 301|

One of the aims of the ‘Preface’ to The Phenomenology of Spirit is to guide the reader as to the position he should maintain in the philosophical experience. Hegel’s technical recommendations seem to me highly relevant to our daily practice in the analytical field. To simplify matters, and since Hegel uses propositions as examples, let [...]

WOKE or Racism in the Time of the Many Without the One (Part 2)

By | May 29th, 2021|LRO 299|

...Continued from LRO 298 (26th May 2021)... This new relationship is due to several factors, the first of which is the evaporation of the Name, following the collapse of the place of the symbolic father, previously the pillar of the family. Of course, the family remains both the first order to situate the subject represented [...]

WOKE or Racism in the Time of the Many Without the One (Part 1)

By | May 26th, 2021|LRO 298|

I believe that it is inoperative to say that there are no races. For there to be no races, for us to be able to say “we men,” there would have to be the Other of man... So there are races, races that are not physical. There are races that respond to the definition given [...]

What Do We Call ‘Body Event’?[1]

By | May 15th, 2021|LRO 296|

This expression “body event”, as defining the symptom, can be found in the text Lacan submitted for inclusion in the proceedings of the 5thInternational Joyce Symposium in 1975, under the title “Joyce the Symptom”.[2]Here is the passage in question: “Let us leave the symptom to what it is: an event of the body, bound up with [...]

Lemebel: Writing as a Way of Love

By | May 12th, 2021|LRO 295|

Image credit: "Las dos Fridas" (1989; Pedro Lemebel and Francisco Casas) by Pedro Marinello. Further details at: http://english.yeguasdelapocalipsis.cl/ “I don’t think I was born for love, I invent love for others”, says Pedro Lemebel after referring to a time characterized by the hope of a political project - Unidad Popular in Chile - in connection [...]