From the Paris Review interview with Emmanuel Carrère, speaking about W, or the Memory of Childhood, by Georges Perec. ...the way he uses these two stories—it’s as if he is trying to harness something he isn’t able to say. I have often used that method, combining things
In doing some work, I came across this bit of text that I had highlighted in Thomas Svolos's book Twenty-First Century Psychoanalysis. (Let me add parenthetically, that in the later work of Lacan, more relevant today in practice, as further developed by Jacques-Alain Miller, in addition to this aspect of
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.
I read this profile of Joss Whedon [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Whedon] in New York Magazine today. I found a something things in it that I want to remember. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Describing the work of film scholar Jeanine Basinger [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanine_Basinger]: > In one of
What real is at stake in psychoanalysis today? This is the question that is orienting the work that the Lacanian Compass [https://www.lacaniancompass.com] (which I am a member of) is working on now. The work will culminate in the Clinical Study Days 14 [https://www.lacaniancompass.com/csd]
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> [M]ental health is part, a subcategory, of the set of the public order. > There is no other definition for mental health than that of public order. [...] Mental heal [is] defined, then, by reference to [the] public order. Mental health works to maintain the social order. Psychoanalysts don't maintain or
In his Third Rail Email Newsletter [https://newsletters.theatlantic.com/the-third-rail/], political commentator David French [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_French_(political_commentator)] says the following: > I’d like to introduce you to an obscure but commonsense statement about human nature. It’s called Miles’s law [https://emails.
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