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"Psychoanalysis is not like any other form of therapeutics".
Jacques Lacan
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The role of time in the clinical situation, according to Lacan.
By David Marrani
The question of time has been a very important question in both soft and hard sciences. In Physics, the former "natural philosophy" [3], it is inevitable to think of Einstein and the concept of space-time. The spatial positioning is linked to the time in many ways. The first spatial positioning, the primitive location, the locus, is inside the mother, the first place of living. The last one is the cemetery, the loculus. Indeed, time and distance, space, are related. The simplest expression of their relation is probably the one of speed. Indeed in the equation of speed we find that speed= distance/time. Interestingly enough, the discovery of the unconscious by Freud and the theory of restricted relativity of Einstein, both from the beginning of the 20th century, consider space and time, and developed the idea that these affect time in the way we think about it. Freud precisely wrote that the time of the unconscious is not the real time.
Short articles
A Lacanian Left?
By Jorge Alemán
The author proposes a praxis of the Left based on "the thought of Jacques Lacan, the only materialist theory about the malaise of the 21st century" and claims that "the teachings of Lacan may illuminate that which still remains unthinkable: the defeat, on a worldwide scale, of the revolutionary project of the Left."
The necessity of the accident: Lacan and the question of trauma.
By Adela Stoppel de Gueller
Trauma appears in the early years of psychoanalysis in order to remove neuroses from the field of degenerative diseases of the nervous system. Instead, Freudsupports the notion of accidental causality, thus enabling particular historical contingencies to acquire the statute of determining causal factors. Lacan takes this subject up again to distinguish the real from reality and to question the concept of cause. The advent of the Freudian unconscious appears as an open wound between the cause and that which is affected by the cause. Neurosis is the scar that tries to heal this wound. After Lacan, trauma is no longer an accident, but that around which the subject is constituted.
The hole in the pot.
By Graciela Musachi
The author captures the issue of the contemporary transformation of Freud´s question "What does the woman want?" into "Why are there so many women in psychoanalysis?" and offers an answer based on the Argentine context.
At the same time, she leans on Lacan´s understanding of mysticism to give a more radical reply to this question, pinpointing that which the psychoanalytic discourse sets in motion, particularly with regard to women.
On constructions in psychoanalysis.
By Diana Chorne
Narrative and construction are part of the psychoanalytic treatment in the context of the current human suffering, traumas and discomforts. In this setting, the dimension of the signifier and sense has shown its therapeutic nature, shaping feelings of vitality, reality and social bond.
A reading that accounts for a reverse -that which results from myth and fiction upon cutting and separation- is still called for. Here, detritus and marginalities exist in a logical framework in which surprise is generated from abduction.
Clinical vignettes
Uses of oblivion.
By Graciela Ortiz Zavalla
I will describe three moments in the psychoanalytic treatment of a young woman, whom I will call Sandra, in order to point out the establishment, the development and the limits of transference. It was Sandra's parents who came to the appointment with me, worried about their daughter.
More articles in Lacanian Psychoanalysis All articles
About El secreto de sus ojos. Lic. Lidia Deutsch
Notes on our translations. Andrea Banega
The Betrayal of Cats Jorge Silva Rodighiero
Superego resistance: negative therapeutic reaction. Dra. Marta Gerez Ambertín
Some observations on the evolution of the concept of trauma Elena Levy Yeyati
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