One of the things that runs through several episodes of InForm: Podcast is the question: Does psychoanalysis need to be marginal? The claim that I've made is that psychoanalysis does need to be marginal. What I've offered to back up this claim comes from the book Psychoanalytic Politics by Sherry
From the opening pages of Our, Band Could Be Your Life, by Michael Azerrad. On September 24, 1991, an album called Nevermind by a band called Nirvana came out, went gold in a matter of weeks, bumped Michael Jackson off the number one spot on the Billboard album charts soon
In Pure Psychoanalysis, Applied Psychoanalysis, and Psychotherapy, Miller does a deep dive into what makes psychoanalysis different from psychotherapy. Miller highlights many things, but the text below strikes me as very important. (It is also connected to what I posted earlier here.) In terms of psychotherapy, one could say: the
From Still Life with Woodpecker, by Tom Robbins. Albert Camus wrote that the only serious question is whether to kill yourself or not. Tom Robbins wrote that the only serious question is whether time has a beginning and an end. Camus clearly got up on the wrong side of bed,
More from J.A. Miller on the difference between psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Pure Psychoanalysis, Applied Psychoanalysis, and Psychotherapy: We preserve, in psychotherapy, the consistency of the Other, since what would be unique in the analytic position pertaining to psychoanalysis itself would be admitting the question of jouissance, would make
From the most recent [S][J][P] ◉ Newsletter I sent out yesterday: I've been re-reading the text Pure Psychoanalysis, Applied Psychoanalysis, and Psychotherapy by Jacques-Alain Miller. The whole text is engaging, but one of the parts that strikes a chord with me is from the section with the sub-title A
Some preliminary remarks by me, the reader. This post is part of a series of posts about a reading of Lacan's Seminar XI: The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis, which was given in 1964. -◉- Before getting going, I want to state a few things as clearly as possible.
Today I'm launching something new... In this Pilot Episode of InForm: Seminar, I talk about what kind of content will be covered in the podcast/seminar. I also talk about why I'm making the podcast/seminar.
From Using Lacan, Reading Fiction, by James M. Mellard. Various theorists have embraced Lacan because his reading of Freud has placed particular emphasis on several elements that constitute us as individuals and social beings. This stands out to me because it references what I'd call the non-rapport (i.e., non-harmonious
Hello from the American Midwest I'm writing this on Thursday because I'm leaving for a camping trip on Friday afternoon. I'll be mostly disconnected during the trip, and what little time I am online will be to do the minimal checking of things. Getting ready for the trip is kind