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.
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
I've been doing some work to get ready for some teaching I'm going to be doing in the fall. Part of that work leads me to re-read The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire in the Écrits (pp. 671-702 in the English edition). On page 673 there
Yesterday I posted about the chapter, Everyone Longs for a Master: Lacan and 1968 [https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9780230250857_7] by Stephen Frosh [https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9780230250857_7#auth-Stephen-Frosh]. I got my hands on a (digital) version of the book this chapter is
One of the books I use in a class I'm teaching this semester is The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves [https://www.amazon.com/Examined-Life-Lose-Find-Ourselves/dp/0393349322/ref=sr_1_1?crid=TFUBG95CEF5U&keywords=stephen+grosz+s+the+examined+life&qid=1648554225&sprefix=stephen+grosz%2Caps%2C115&
Over the past weekend, I've been able to continue my research into the connections/relationships between civilization, the state, and psychoanalysis I found something I think is interesting in an abstract for a chapter in a book [https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9780230250857_7]. > Lacan distinguished between totalitarian
This morning I woke up at about 5:40 am when my five-month-old decided it was time to be awake. When I picked him up from his crib, he snuggled into me and went back to sleep. At this point in my life, I’ve been through this enough times
Continuing to riff on why someone might go into analysis, I want to highlight something the Jacques-Alain Miller [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques-Alain_Miller] says in the video below. At the 4:40 point of the video, JAM says, “At the root of all knowledge, you have a practice.