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.

Helen Sheehan : Searching for the Lost Cause, Freud’s First Steps: (towards a theory of Anxiety)

It is important to remember that we cannot separate theory from practice for Freud and to remember that every discovery Freud has made has in one way or another been influenced not only by his theoretical work but by what was happening in his personal life and this is because, it seems to me, for Freud theory is not something you do – you write about. What you write about are the little threads of significance that go to frame a Life and then we call this theory. In other words, as Lacan insists the unconscious is that which does not stop not writing itself.

Helen Sheehan : Searching for the Lost Cause, Freud’s First Steps: (towards a theory of Anxiety)

Ligia Gomes Víctora : CORREIO março 2017 "Sexualidades"

As chamadas fórmulas da sexuação não surgiram de repente na obra de Lacan, mas foram sendo construídas, tijolo por tijolo, durante anos em seus seminários e escritos.
Talvez se possa localizar a pedra angular desta construção mais claramente no texto A significação do falo, de 1958. Este é um texto fundamental na álgebra lacaniana, embora as expressões ainda não fossem escritas ali em forma de algoritmos, as relações dos sexos com o falo estão todas apresentadas.
Lacan (1958) começa esta conferência afirmando que “o complexo de castração inconsciente tem uma função de nó”. Não se trata de um nó tal como seria abordado nos seminários dos anos 70, ou seja, enquanto cadeia borromeana, mas sim no sentido plano, como um point capitoné ou um cruzamento de pontos. Lacan ressalta...

Ligia Gomes Víctora : CORREIO março 2017 "Sexualidades"

Ligia Gomes Víctora : Texto para CORREIO APPOA março-2017 "O nó do amor"

O que eu apresento a vocês hoje é um trabalho em desenvolvimento. Uma questão que ficou a partir dos nossos estudos no Cartelão e no Seminário de Topologia da APPOA, que eu pensei em dividir com vocês, justamente para avançarmos nesta discussão, pois Lacan a deixou em aberto e não foi devidamente desenvolvida depois. [3]
O que eu apelidei de nó do amor, seria a maneira de se manterem juntos um homem e uma mulher, ou um casal qualquer de seres. Dois seres heterodoxos, como sujeito e objeto de desejo, que, como Erastés e Eroménon de Platão, podem trocar de posição um com o outro, num movimento de gangorra – onde: ora um é o amante e idolatra o amado – que fica se fazendo – ora é o amado que cai para a posição de apaixonado, suplicante pelo outro. E o que antes amava é agora o amado...

Ligia Gomes Víctora : Texto para CORREIO APPOA março-2017 "O nó do amor"

Stephanie Metcalfe : Freud's challenge - Why the Past Matters[1]

The case of Eliabeth Von R – Freud’s first full analysis – is important to look at in detail as it shows how the psychoanalytic technique was developed by Freud. He himself underlines its significance: “I derived from this analysis a literally unqualified reliance on my technique.”2 Throughout his work with the patient his contention that her symptoms are intimately linked to her personal history and experiences is affirmed. Taking this approach to the treatment leads him to uncover the root of Elisabeth Von R’s hysterical symptoms. He is steadfast in his belief that the symptoms origin can be uncovered through free association in sessions and through the appropriate interventions of the analyst that will continue to allow the patient uncover repressed material. In examining this case...

Stephanie Metcalfe : Freud's challenge - Why the Past Matters[1]

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*

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