Posts for the “A. Ethics” category

…diagnosis itself and its usefulness and validity are under question and may need discarding completely: Inquiry into the ‘Schizophrenia’ Label

by Julia Evans on December 6, 2012

The Inquiry into the ‘Schizophrenia’ Label (ISL) : ‘However, our preliminary findings show that the diagnosis itself and its usefulness and validity are under question and may need discarding completely. The (…)

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What the Government’s strategy of implementation by force produces – fear, and worse

by Julia Evans on December 1, 2012

Hello, I wrote this in 2009, and the analysis (see list of contents below) of what is happening holds good.  I particularly recommend the sections which examine Willem Buiter’s analysis (…)

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Psychoanalysts in the Artist Village… An impression of an extimate experience

by Philippe Grisar on November 22, 2012

Note: This is reproduced, with permission, from philippegrisar.be, and is available here. This page is a text on experience as a ‘commentator’ in the Artists’ Village. Introduction: Kort relaas over (…)

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Notes from Seminar VII : 25th November 1959 : p27 to 34 (Diagram p34 corrected) : Read on 15th November 2012

by Julia Evans on November 15, 2012

[1)  Jean-Bertrand Lefèvre-Pontalis’s missing intervention into Seminar VII: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis Seminar VII : Presentation (in French) on the ‘Entwurf’ (Project for a Scientific Psychology: Sigmund Freud) and the (…)

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Happiness is too close to hedonism : George Vaillent : Comment on ‘Today programme’

by Julia Evans on November 14, 2012

Quick post! In the past I have circulated (before the days of LW) many commentaries on the Government’s bonkers clinic of ‘Happiness’. I will be posting Willem Buiter’s (a former (…)

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A tangled web of “ethos” : comment on Seminar VII, The ethics of psychoanalysis, 25th November 1959

by Nicholas Stylianou on October 31, 2012

Please find below my findings on the ἔθος / ἦθος / ήθος terminology.   I have been following up the line which says:   “…habits – that’s what is meant (…)

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Notes on p19-27 of Seminar VII: 25th November 1959: Reading Group of 27th October 2012 (Dream of ‘strawberries’ & of ‘dead father’)

by Julia Evans on October 27, 2012

REFERENCES – References for Dream of ‘dead father’ : see below for notes on these references. The Interpretation of Dreams: 1st November 1899 (published as 1900): Sigmund Freud  : Available (…)

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Mental Health: as standard or other…

by Julia Evans on October 22, 2012

These reflections were started when in a semi-comatose state I listened to a report of a seminar at Lambeth Palace on how faith communities can help combat the stigma of (…)

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Further comments on ‘perverse jouissance’: Seminar VII:18th November 1959

by Julia Evans on October 22, 2012

Related texts Seminar VII: The ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960: from 18th November 1959 : Jacques Lacan or here Texts from the “Reading Seminar VII: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis”’ group : here  The Interpretation of Dreams: 1st (…)

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Tribute to Thomas Szasz (April 15th 1920 – September 8th 2012)

by Julia Evans on October 18, 2012

Available here Thomas Stephen Szasz, M.D., 92, died at his home in Manlius, N.Y. on September 8, 2012. He was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1920, and emigrated to the (…)

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