About Bruno de Florence

Musicologist, co-curator of the Lutecium site and moderator of its discussion list. Author of Musique, sémiotique et pulsion. Also webmaster of this site.

Psychoanalysis, Politics and the Social Bond : acting as a 1-subject, outside of ideals : 5th November 2017 (London)

November 5, 2017

This is a recording of Bruno de Florence,’s presentation at an open meeting of the Earl’s Court Clinical Group’s explorations within the Lacanian clinic, in London, on Sunday 5th November (…)

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Ignorance is a Passion

March 10, 2016

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_f4EgRGUVQ Within a short historical timeline, Copernicus throws the Earth away from the centre of the universe, Darwin writes that we are the mere product of chance genetic mutations, (…)

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Music is a joke

July 5, 2014

My latest presentation, in English, based on Sigmund Freud’s “Jokes and their Relation to the Unconcious : 1905″ is available  here :  http://youtu.be/udM4­U5MhEg This was originally presented on Saturday 5th July (…)

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A recap of Seminar VII

July 5, 2014

This recap of Seminar VII was presented at the 5th July 2014 session of the ‘Reading Seminar VII group.  It is now available on http://www.deflorence.com/?p=2164 Further information: ‘Posts for the “A. (…)

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Comments on Aristotle & What is a human being?

June 22, 2014

Following the coffee talk of 21 June 2014 : Seminar 7 reading group Aristotle puts in place differential elements between vegetals, animals and humans in DE ANIMA. ­Some automatic signifiers (…)

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Music and Totemism

March 8, 2014

Drawing from the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud & Jacques Lacan, as well as from the anthropological approaches of Theodor Reik and Geza Roheim, Bruno de Florence attempts to situate the origins, uses, (…)

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Comments on reports of an early overlap of female biology & sexuation

January 17, 2013

These 2 presentations were made at our cartel session on 17 January 2013. Present were Julia Evans, Jo Rostron and Marcos Abel (as a guest). A) JOHN STEINBECK AND FEMALE (…)

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French context of Autism in relation to Leo Kanner’s 1943 medical formulation of Autism

June 30, 2012

The text, The French context of autism in relation to Leo Kanner’s 1943 medical formulation of autism,  is published at www.deflorence.com –  Available here Presented at the London Society of the New (…)

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Comments on three accounts of contemporary conditions

May 26, 2012

Presentation for a cartel session of the Symbolic Order in the 21st Century, by Bruno de Florence 1) MAN GOES TO HOSPITAL WITH A KIDNEY STONE… AND DISCOVERS HE’S A (…)

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The finger in the sand

May 16, 2012

At the 23 April 2012 Lacanian Forum’s reading group session on Lacan’s Seminar 10 (L’angoisse, 20 March 1963), I had been puzzled by the reference to “Sartre’s making a hole in (…)

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