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Psychoanalysis of the Lacanian Orientation

The 14th Study-Days of the ELP to be held next December 12nd and 13th 2015 in Barcelona summons us to work under the title "Crisis. What Psychoanalysts Say?" Such as was noted in the introductory text, the word ‘crisis’ is on everyone's lips, everyone has their version of what is in crisis: the economic model, values, identities ... Crisis is a ‘trending topic’ widespread that invites us to ask ourselves: Crisis? What crisis? So, we wanted to know what some psychoanalysts say about this signifier, through the commentary on some quotes from Jacques Lacan that include it (signifier, crisis).
Episode 1
The So-Called Crisis of Thought
By Lucía D'Angelo
Established by: María del Carmen Conca
Lucia D'Angelo comments on the quote from "Subversion of the Subject and Dialectic of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious" (Écrits, 820): "This is why I am given to guiding my students to the places where logic is disconcerted by the disjunction that breaks through from the imaginary to the symbolic, not in order to indulge in the paradoxes that are thus generated, or in some supposed crisis in thought, but, on the contrary, to redirect their fake shine to the gap they designate – which I always find quite simply edifying – and above all to try to create a method from a sort of calculus whose very inappropriateness would flush out the secret."
9:45 minutes | Audio in Spanish | Recorded 21.11.2015
Episode 2
To Confuse Freedom with Servitude
By María Leonor Solimano
Established by: María del Carmen Conca
Maria Leonor Solimano comments on a quote from "About psychic causality" (Écrits, 182): "This dialectic, which is that of man's very being, must bring about, through a series of crises, the synthesis of his particularity and his universality, going so far a s to universalise this very particularity.
"This means that, in the movement that leads man to an ever more adequate consciousness of himself, his freedom becomes bound up with the development of his servitude."
6:34 minutes | Audio in Spanish | Recorded 26.11.2015
Episode 3
Crisis: Danger and Opportunity
By Sérgio de Campos
Established by: María del Carmen Conca
Sérgio de Campos comments on a quote from Seminar VI, "Desire and its Interpretation" (Lesson 6/10/59)"As I emphasized, articulated, and even laboured over the point, the crisis in question does not start at the interpsychological level, strictly speaking, nor at the level of integration of a new tendency. It is in so far as by a closing at that moment of the situation he finds himself effectively and especially confronted as such with the desire of his mother, and that he finds himself in the presence of this desire without any recourse.
7:19 minutes | Audio in Spanish | Recorded 28.11.2015
Episode 4
The Crisis and the e-pater
By Antonio Di Ciaccia
Established by: María del Carmen Conca
Antonio Di Ciaccia comments on the quote from Seminar 19"... or worse" (Lesson 1/6/72)"There is a crisis, it is a fact, is not entirely false. In short, the e-pater no longer shocks us. That is the only truly decisive role of the father. I pointed out that was not the Oedipus, who was liquidated, if the father was a legislator, the resulting child was president Schreber, nothing more".
6:42 minutes | Audio in Italian | Recorded 27.11.2015
Episode 5
Crisis of truth
By Dominique Holvoet
Established by: María del Carmen Conca
Dominique Holvoet comments on this quote from "Intervention on transference" (Writings 1) “Whereas Freud assumed responsibility for showing us that there are illnesses that speak (unlike Hesiod, for whom the illnesses sent by Zeus come over men in silence) and for making us hear the truth of what they say, it seems that this truth inspires more fear in the practitioners who perpetuate this technique as its relation to a historical moment and an institutional crisis becomes clearer”.
18:31 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 21.11.2015
Episode 6
The greatest revolutionary crisis of morality operated by Freud
By Fabián Fajnwaks
Established by: María del Carmen Conca
Fabian Fajnwaks comments on the quote from Seminar 7, "The ethics of psychoanalysis" (Lesson 12/16/59): "You will see this in the history of science and thought. This detour is indispensable if we are to reach the great revolutionary crisis of morality, namely, the systematic questioning of principles there where they need to be questioned, that is, at the level of the imperative. That is the culminating point for both Kant Sade with relation to the Thing; it is there that morality becomes, on the one hand, a pure and simple application of the universal maxim and, on the other, a pure and simple object. This point, is essential if one is to understand the step taken by Freud."
13:46 minutes | Audio in Spanish | Recorded 28.11.2015
Pierre Naveau