Psychoanalysis

Nous souhaitons que les travaux des enseignants de l'EPHEP soient accessibles au plus grand nombre de lecteurs de ce site, qui ne sont pas toujours familiarisés autant qu'ils le voudraient avec la langue française. Dans ce cadre, nous mettons à leur disposition un certain nombre de textes, portant sur la psychopathologie ou la psychanalyse, ou encore sur de grands problèmes soulevés par la psychiatrie classique. Nous ne pouvons, en effet, dénoncer les classifications internationales sans présenter à nos lecteurs les moyens de les critiquer.

Arturo de la Pava Ossa : Del fantasma de la lógica… A la lógica del fantasma

RESUMEN: Los matemas son proposiciones lógicas de verdades lacanianas que no demuestran nada; solo muestran el concepto. Lacan se ve “obligado” a organizar su discurso con elementos de la lógica proposicional moderna, para construir un saber que tenga estatuto de verdad lógica. En 1965 formaliza el concepto de función lógica de la alienación y en enero de 1966 diserta sobre lógica proposicional y pronuncia la controvertida frase “Yo, la verdad, hablo”, con la que exige no minimizar los aportes de la Lógica. Solo la lógica dice la verdad… a medias; cualquier otra “verdad” es ideo-lógica: imaginaria. Si Freud funda la lógica del inconsciente, Lacan tiene el compromiso ético de formalizar la lógica del fantasma.

Palabras Claves: Principielle, verdad, unión, intersección, fantasma,...

Arturo de la Pava Ossa : Del fantasma de la lógica… A la lógica del fantasma

Nellie Curtin : The narcissistic ego : functions and fallacies[1]

Freud's paper "On Narcissism" (1914) is considered to be one of his most important writings. He had developed his ideas over a decade prior to this publication and he continued to refine them during the subsequent decade. His paper is interesting because it includes the hesitations and ambiguities of a theory in its beginnings. This is also true of what he says about the ego which is so closely linked with Narcissism.

The paper on Narcissism highlights the ego and its functions which play such a central role in the psyche. In analytic work, the ego therapies are considered "inauspicious". If we do not wish to pursue the "orthopaedics of the ego" as Lacan calls it, how do we deal with the ego in psychoanalysis? Ego's place as outlined by Freud appears in neurosis, in repression,...

Nellie Curtin : The narcissistic ego : functions and fallacies[1]

Amelia Haydée Imbriano : La intervencion analítica, una cuestion ética

Los grandes maestros del psicoanálisis, Freud y Lacan, nos han dejado una enseñanza: la intervención del analista es una herramienta táctica, interna a una estrategia implicada en una política-ética para hacer posible un psicoanálisis. Este consiste en la aplicación de regla fundamental analítica: la asociación libre, mediante la cual alguien puede sorprenderse en la producción de algún poquito de verdad, ese poquito que causa el despertar de un sujeto. Se trata de un “poquito” cualitativamente importante: permite al sujeto salir de la dormidera inercial de la pulsión de muerte que lo atrapa a través de los diferentes nombres que las desgracias del ser reciben en cada uno. Ese exceso de sufrimiento, mal de sobra, es lo que justifica la intervención de un analista.

Amelia Haydée Imbriano : La intervencion analítica, una cuestion ética

Albert Llussà i Torra : A reading of the neuro-psychoses of defence

In The Neuro-Psychoses of Defence Freud articulates the origin of phobias and obsessions, formulates a change to the theory of hysteria, and identifies an important characteristic that is common to both these neuroses as well as to the psychoses which he classifies as hallucinatory confusion. This common characteristic of all conditions is that they are brought about by an act of the ego in its attempt to defend itself from an incompatible idea.

Albert Llussà i Torra : A reading of the neuro-psychoses of defence

Terry Ball : Psychoanalysis: a mapping out, turning the symbolic inside out[1]

This paper considers the notion of psychoanalysis as a ‘mapping out’ which was put forward by Lacan in his 24th Seminar, L’insu que sait de l’une bévue s’aile à mourre. The implied synonyms for ‘mapping out’, such as, ‘identifying with one’s symptom’ and ‘turning inside out’, are highlighted so as to gain some insight into this notion. How one is to understand and situate the symbolic intervention of the analyst and interpretation as a cut are also explored, as are the notions of the symptom – a symbolic representation with an effect in the Real and the possibility of dissolving this effect. Lacan’s toric depictions of these ideas are also presented.

Terry Ball : Psychoanalysis: a mapping out, turning the symbolic inside out[1]

Monica Errity : Revi(siting) repetition*

In The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis Lacan makes the following statement about repetition; ‘What is repeated is always something that occurs… as if by chance’.1 He then goes on to define chance as, ‘the real as encounter - the encounter in so far as it may be missed, in so far as it is essentially the missed encounter’.2 Taken in isolation these words appear enigmatic and bewildering leaving us wondering how they are to be understood. Fortunately, Lacan doesn’t leave us completely in the dark. His frequent references to Freud suggest that before we can begin to understand what he, Lacan, is saying about repetition, we need to revisit Freud and revise, go over again (wiederholen) what he has said on the subject.
The issue of repetition had been on Freud’s mind from...

Monica Errity : Revi(siting) repetition*

Charles Melman : Phobia

We are going to take up again, in a very precise way, the elements which for Lacan are the organisers of a phobia. We are going to do this by a demonstration, a series of assertions which are really unique to Lacan and which will among other things put into practice this chart which we have already seen, a chart which is comprised of the permutations of the real, the symbolic and the imaginary,

Charles Melman : Phobia

Stephanie Metcalfe : Inside bungalow 3: a psychoanalytic perspective[1]

This paper aims to look at the pressing question of how we care for vulnerable members of our society. The shock and outrage that followed the airing of a Prime Time investigation programme, portraying residents with severe disabilities being routinely abused, has prompted questions in relation to what light psychoanalysis can shine on scandals such as the one exposed in Aras Attracta. When confronted with extreme vulnerability we are reminded of our own helplessness, what Freud termed Hilflosigkeit and are therefore faced with something of the Real. It seems essential to explore, from a psychoanalytic perspective, the effect of this kind of work on the subjectivity of carers and clinicians. The unconscious must be acknowledged in this area of work, in order to inform the therapeutic...

Stephanie Metcalfe : Inside bungalow 3: a psychoanalytic perspective[1]

Johanna Vennemann : Il cerchio magico

La madre, quando il piccolo Bert ha 3 anni e mezzo lo trova con la mano al pene. "Se fai questo, faccio venire il Dr.A. e lui ti taglierà… il fapipi. - minaccia - con che allora farai pipi ?"
"Con il popò" risponde Bertl senza il minimo senso di colpa.
"Ti ho forse mai picchiato?" chiede il padre "Oh, sì" dice Bertl "Non è vero - quando?" "Stamattina " ammonisce il piccolo e il padre si ricorda che Bertl, la mattina, del tutto inavvertitamente gli aveva spinto la testa nella pancia (in den Bauch gestossen) e che lui, di riflesso, gli aveva dato uno scapaccione con la mano.

Johanna Vennemann : Il cerchio magico

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