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Psychoanalysis of the Lacanian Orientation

The question might seem strange, as an affirmative answer seems so obvious. But then again, why did Freud consider that, in psychoanalysis, healing comes in addition, as a sort of bonus, indicating by this that its essential operation is located elsewhere? And why would there be the slightest need of an analytical School if therapeutic problem-solving were the sole goal of the analytical experience? The Freudian notion of ‘interminable analysis’ points towards a paradigm proper to psychoanalysis. Through the production of a ‘unsolvable’ remainder, which is exactly what the paradigm ‘problem-solution’ can’t suffer, the analytical discourse proposes a way out of the contemporary discourses where the promotion of universal ‘remedies’ goes hand in hand with the rejection of singularity.
Episode 1
Does Analysis Solve Problems?
By Geert Hoornaert
82:33 minutes | Audio in English | Recorded 12.05.2017
Pierre Naveau