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Vol 36 (4) 2018

Lacan’s écrits revisited: on writing as object of desire – Dany Nobus

The curious lack of an écrit on topology – Ed Pluth

The shine (éclat) of absences: lacan on the feminine in the fifties – Eve Watson

Dr. Lacan, we have a situation here! 62 years of resistance – Patricia Gherovici

Beyond alienation – Paul Verhaeghe

The subject and the lie: from méconnaissance to mensonge – Bart Rabaey

Ex-machina: sex, knowledge, and artificial intelligence – Isabel Millar

Unconscious structure in Sartre and Lacan – Gregory A. Trotter

Political logic of numerical community: borromean ones in Lacan and Beckett – Arka Chattopadhyay

On the pitfalls and perils of publishing/poubellication: some lessons from the field – Marleen Stevens & Dirk Bryssinck

Violence and aggression: a lacanian perspective – Evi Verbeke

Violence and aggression: a lacanian perspective

Although psychiatry often has to work with aggressive patients, the huge amount of coercion and exclusion based on aggression, teaches us that psychiatry does not know how to handle violence. In 1948 Lacan wrote an essay on aggressiveness, trying to approach the...

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Unconscious structure in Sartre and Lacan

Throughout his career, Jean-Paul Sartre had a contentious theoretical relationship with psychoanalysis. Nowhere is this more evident than in his criticisms of the concept of the unconscious. For him, the unconscious represents a hidden psychological depth that is...

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Beyond alienation

Alienation is a pivotal concept in critical theory, going back to Rousseau, Hegel and Marx. In his theory on the becoming of the subject, Lacan gave the concept an even more radical and original meaning (there is no original essence whatsoever) and doubled it with a...

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The curious lack of an écrit on topology

It is well known that Lacan was interested in topology, especially in the 1960s. Yet for all the work he did with topology in his Seminar, it is curious that he never produced a writing dedicated solely to the topic. This paper tries to imagine what an “écrit” on...

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