“Laplanche’s work is much more accessible than Jacques Lacan’s; is it too much to hope that his brilliant work will help to reconcile American intellectuals to. “Laplanche’s work is much more accessible than Jacques Lacan’s; is it too much to hope that Life and Death in Psychoanalysis. Front Cover. Jean Laplanche. Life and Death in Psychoanalysis. Jean Laplanche translated by Jeffrey Mehlman. “Laplanche’s work is much more accessible than Jacques Lacan’s; is it too.

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Laplanche published his first book in Sexuality is indeed designated as the “weak point” in psychical organization, but the explana- tory link between that “weakness” and the process of repression is not specified.

Consider once more what they entail: This fact might be illustrated by the image of a Heisenberg-like “relation of indeterminacy”: What we are here designating as the “metonymical conception of the ego” represents the prevalent theoretical tendency within psychoanalysis concerning the problem of the ego.

That between the ego as individual in the “nontechnical” sense and the ego as “agency” or element in a psychical structure, there would be a relation of contiguity or, more precisely, a relation of differentiation.

In this sense, the father is present from the beginning, even if the mother is a widow: Life and Death in Psychoanalysis by Jean Laplanche. What, then, is perverted, since we may no longer refer to a “sexual instinct,” at least in the case of the small child?

Insofar as the object is that “in which” the aim finds its realization, the specificity or individuality of the object is, after all, of minimal concern; it is enough for it to possess certain traits which trigger the satisfying action; in itself, it remains relatively indifferent and contingent. Posted by Mimita at In order to eliminate rapidly certain miscon- ceptions, we shall recall first that such an object is not necessarily an inanimate one, a thing: The term “excessively intense” points to quantitative characteristics.

We do not know whether the somatic process in question is of a strictly chemical nature, or whether it corresponds as well to a release of other e. Contrary to Freud, we shall consider them in chronological order.

What does sexuality attack? Or is it the existence, in the final analysis, of a certain number of fundamental invariants, whether these be grouped jezn the rubric of intuition, of “Freud’s discovery,” or of a specific fundamental wish?


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Your reading in the last paragraph brings to mind the prospect that Laplanche’s treatment of Freud is precisely the kind of propping that he identifies as central to Freud’s theory. In that example, A would be the face which appears, like a veritable hallucination, to Katharina and is linked with the anxiety. We shall shortly see how Freud brings this rhythmic factor into play in the phenomenon of repression. Be the first to ask a question about Life and Death in Psychoanalysis.

Life and Death in Psychoanalysis is a tremendously important work on Freud and his thought. And, on the other hand, sexuality—the term still taken in its “generalized” sense—appears as implanted in the child from the parental universe: The fact of the existence of sexual needs in human beings and animals is expressed in biology by the assumption of a “sexual drive,” on the analogy of the instinct of nutrition, that is, of hunger.

Life and Death in Psychoanalysis

InLacan finally published the thousand pages of Ecrits, containing a dazzling assortment of superla- tively provocative and outrageously intelligent observations born of his analyses of Freud. But even without the perspec- tive afforded by considerations of relation to practice, we are convinced that there exists a theoretical truth to Kleinian thought, a way of reinterpreting it so as to rediscover what, in “psychical reality,” consti- tutes its basis.

Aggressiveness psychoajalysis Sadomasochism We shall quote here a passage which is striking in its modernity, above all if it is related ;sychoanalysis recent studies of the diffusion of psychoanalytic concepts in contemporary society.

I think the question of propping, in this passage, is an interesting one. Retrieved from ” https: Ultimately, Laplanche sees Freud’s fundamental insight concerns how humanity breaks free from the vital order, although ne A terribly close reading of Freud that focuses on the tensions in his thought. It remains to inquire what is designated by the word ego Ich.

Finally, before leaving the vicissitudes of the aim in the process of propping, we should note, alongside the fantasmatic scenario or activity incorporation, in the case of oralitya second kind of aim, no doubt linked to the scenario but much more localized, much less “dialectical”: Views Read Edit View history.


And yet even in so late a text as the Outline, one senses the immense difficulty experienced by Freud in proposing a synthesis, as though his final contribution—concern- ing Eros and the death drive—could but barely be integrated into the first notion of sexuality.

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It has permitted a primary process, because it did not expect one. We might say, more schematically and polemically, that what is accepted is repression but what is repressed is. Anna rated it really liked it Nov 15, The exploration of fantasy has proved, in fact, a remarkably fruitful path for us, but a remarkably painful one for Freud to the extent that, despite the introduction of the category of “psychical reality,” on which he will insist increasingly, he found himself caught in an alternative which, in recent years, we have attempted to go beyond: We shall put aside a consideration of the third chapter of the Three Essays in favor of other topics, and characterize it simply as the moment of the instinct regained; regained, as in any rediscovery—we demonstrated as much above con- cerning the rediscovery of the object—as other than it was in the beginning, for the discovery is always a rediscovery of something else.

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And ij our caution against a vulgarized concept of the love object “You treat me like an object,” as the phrase goes should not be taken as absolute. Jivitesh Vashisht rated it it was amazing Nov 13, In this detour through the laplance, fantasied scene, we rediscover the notion of the source of the drive that we commented on in the preceding chapter from another point of view, based on the “biological” considerations present in the Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality.

Emma is a phobic whose symptom, in its remarkable simplicity, is a fear of entering stores by herself. The crucial point in this context, however, is that those analyses themselves, for the most part, do not appear in Ecrits.

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