Posts for the “A. Ethics” category

The conflict comes when we separate ethics and economic progress and when we equate the latter with happiness: Desmond Tutu and Bettina Gronblom

by Julia Evans on April 4, 2012

From: Camels can pass through a needle’s eye: by Desmond Tutu and Bettina Gronblom: Financial Times: April 4th 2012: available here [] added: The conflict comes when we separate ethics (…)

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Simplification is necessary in research. But it has limitations in providing a grand theory of everything.

by Julia Evans on March 3, 2012

Quotes from: ‘The wealth of nations’ a book review by Martin Wolf of ‘Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty’ by James A. Robinson and Daron Acemoglu. (…)

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Fragments: The Thing (Das Ding) & …

by Jo Rostron on February 18, 2012

Contribution to LW Group 18 February 2012  Pre-amble to Fragments: Reference: Lacan, J.1959-60 The Ethics of Psychoanalysis, Book VII, Translated Dennis Porter, Ed. Jacques-Alain Miller.  Tavistock/Routledge, London 1992.  Availability given (…)

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Sadeian power, the UK Government……… & CON-sultations

by Julia Evans on February 3, 2012

Contents   1)  A further post to : my response to a Government CON-sultation, assumptions & the concrete wall which protects the collaborators & excludes everyone else. 2)  How (…)

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Boundaries: 21st January 2012: Julia Evans

by Julia Evans on January 21, 2012

[Edited May 2nd 2012] So to continue: Last time, (November 2011) I was arguing for three forms of differentiation between individuals and groups following Freud’s question[i] of how they develop. (…)

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‘Meno’, Montaigne and the ‘Docta Ignorantia’: Some thoughts and comments on the weak symbolic in the 21st century

by Bruce Scott on January 21, 2012

Plato’s Dialogue, ‘Meno’, (written in the middle of the fourth century B.C.E.  [i]) is a wonderful example of an anti-technological and anti-systemizing stance towards psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. In the ‘Meno’, (…)

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This pace of moral decision-making poses insuperable challenges to several ways of thinking about right and wrong…. Giles Fraser

by Julia Evans on January 20, 2012

Quotes from: ‘A regiment forms a moral soldier’ by Giles Fraser, Church Times. 20th January 2012 and available here.   My reason for interest in this article is the difference between (…)

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The Sadeian position in Jacques Lacan’s Seminar X & LacanianWorks posts

by Julia Evans on January 16, 2012

Background   During the Monday 16th January 2012 ‘Reading Seminar X Group’, questions emerged from Lacan’s use of ‘concentration camps’. [Beginning paragraph of the 27th February 1963 session: Chapter XII (…)

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The Government’s reforms to the NHS? A car crash in slow motion playing out before our very eyes. Stephen Wright

by Julia Evans on January 6, 2012

We’re spending millions, billions, on changes for which there was no electoral mandate, for which there is no need, based on fundamentally flawed thinking that competition, not co-operation delivers the (…)

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Jacques Lacan’s texts on the principles of power as applied to a treatment and tackling power and control within psychoanalytic organisations

by Julia Evans on November 24, 2011

The following LacanianWorks pages have web-links to English translations of relevant texts by Jacques Lacan :   The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of its Power:10th-13th July 1958 (…)

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