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This conversation between Sergio Benvenuto and Jean-Bertrand Pontalis took place on 13 October 1989 in the latter’s office at Éditions Gallimard in Paris.

Sergio Benvenuto. Psychoanalysis is often …
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A Response to Jonathan House’s Riposte

Jonathan House’s Riposte: http://www.journal-psychoanalysis.eu/on-apres-coup-riposte/

 

We have a disagreement about the scope of the concept of après-coup in Lacan. To say it in very general terms, the question of temporality is …
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Lacan on Nachträglichkeit

In the interest of the integrity of scholarship, let us recall that besides Seminar 5 already discussed, Lacan addressed specifically Freud’s notion of Nachträglichkeit many times. Often Lacan refers to this …
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In her column in “Le Monde”, the historian E. Roudinesco deplores the loss of prestige suffered by the discipline, and argues in favour of returning to so-called “humanist” psychiatry. 


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On Après-Coup. Riposte

 

The European Journal of Psychoanalysis has kindly agreed to publish a reply to what Jamieson Webster and Marcus Coelen (hereafter, collectively, J&M).  It is relevant to my last point …
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The aim of this paper is to show in what terms reality can be considered as a stratification of surfaces by developing Mario Perniola’s philosophy of transit. The …
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Civilization and organization require interplay between the spontaneous imaginary and the objective character of the symbolic, but these two are always in tension.  Hysteria represents an attempt to end that …
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The author critiques  the long Western tradition of exalting physical and mental pain as privileged means towards learning the essential truths.  This idealization of pain, sorrow, and asceticism …
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A Case of Vaginismus

 

 

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The psychotherapy process of a 28-years-old woman, Anna, is reported. The patient was referred to psychological consultation  from the gynecologist with a diagnosis of primary …
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A Case of Vaginismus. A Discussion

 

Comments on “ A Case of Vaginismus ”

 

Paolo Migone (Parma)

 

Porcelli’s clinical account allows us to formulate specific hypotheses on the psychological dynamics, in all likelihood …
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