Recent Publications:

Review of Lorenzo Chiesa: The Not-Two: Logic and God in Lacan

(MIT Press, 2016, 251+xxiii pp.)


If, for Jacques Lacan, the fundamental non-existence of a sexual relationship—that is, of …
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A-atheism: what is it? A stammer? Perhaps, but in that case it is of the same kind that seizes some persons (John of the Cross, for example) in …
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On the Verge

It was my friend Sergio Benvenuto who first suggested about the notion of homeland.  My initial reaction was that I would …
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When a happily married man and woman take advantage of the romantic atmosphere of Valentine’s day to spice up their sex-life with the help of a tantalizingly ticklish plumed feather, …
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 The author talks about the affective clandestinity of a paedophile patient within the analytic relationship. It can be either a patient’s communicative way of his …
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This Seminar took place in New York, October 18, 2016, at IPTAR Conference Room.

Organised by IPTAR, DAS UNBEHAGEN, The Candidate Journal

We publish here the interventions


How best to describe this book, a passionate discourse?

Possibly by saying that it invites, and then disrupts, enjoyment, by proposing its own contract: You will read me more than …
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The purpose of my comments tonight is to invite Sergio to explore and clarify his views vis-à-vis those of Lacan, with whom he shares much conceptual terrain. Despite many convergences, …
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I would like to take a moment to thank the organizers and Sergio Benvenuto for providing a wonderful reason for this welcome exchange. Thank you.


One way to …
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What are we talking about when we talk about perversion?  Are we speaking within a statistical rubric—that is, are we talking about a subject whose sexual practices fall outside some …
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