Vol 18 (1) 2000
The Psychosomatic Phenomenon, the Unary Signifier and the Interpretation – Monique Liart
From Francis Bacon to “the Man with the Starfish” – Alain Casse
Psychosomatics versus “passage à l’acte”: where the other “jouissance” (enjoyment) renders the subject speechless – Huguette Raes
The body and the complaint in consultation: some preliminary remarks – Hubert Van Hoorde
Psychosomatics: an Ordering Schema. An Attempt to Integrate a Systemstheoretical and a Psychoanalytic point of view – André Van Droogenbroeck
The body: an anthropo-phenomenological viewpoint – An interview with Maxine Sheets-Johnstone – December 14th, 1996 – Gertrudis Van de Vijver
The body: an anthropo-phenomenological viewpoint – An interview with Maxine Sheets-Johnstone – December 14th, 1996
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Psychosomatics: an Ordering Schema. An Attempt to Integrate a Systemstheoretical and a Psychoanalytic point of view
The constructivistic theory of Maturana and Varela allows us to construct a schema that orders the diversity of psychosomatic phenomena. In doing so, Cartesian dualism is transcended. Fundamental commonalities between systemstheory and psychoanalysis are explored. The...
This article addresses the problematic status of the body and how the entangled somatic and psychological causalities can be conceptualized on the basis of daily practice.
Psychosomatics versus “passage à l’acte”: where the other “jouissance” (enjoyment) renders the subject speechless
Psychosomatic phenomena can certainly be considered as equivalent to the "passage à l'acte" in the real of the body of the Other. On the basis of a case-study, the relationship is questionned between the death-wishes of the mother concerning the subject, and his...
Two cases are used to illustrate a failure in the tying of the psychosomatic knot, by making appear the game and inscribing it in an attempt to cure. The first concerns Francis Bacon, the contemporary painter. His paintings, in the main, depict bodies that are...
We can connect the frozen signifier (term employed by Lacan to designate the psychosomatic phenomenon) to the general theory of the Unary Signifier. The identification with the Unary Signifier can explain the specific enjoyment of the psychosomatic phenomenon....