Aggressivity in Psychoanalysis : mid-May 1948 (Brussels) : Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on May 15, 1948

Theoretical report presented to the 11th Congrès des Psychanalystes de langue français, Brussels, mid-May 1948

– Translated by Alan Sheridan : p8 to 29 of Écrits, a selection : 1977 : Tavistock Publications :

Available here

– Translated by Bruce Fink as ‘Aggressiveness in Psychoanalysis’ in Écrits, the First Complete Edition in English : 2002 : W W Norton & Co : p82 to 101

Published in French

1) Revue Française de Psychanalyse XII, Vol 2, (1948) p366-388

2) Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan : See here

Commentary

Chapter 2: Aggressivity in Psychoanalysis: Available here

From p42 of A Reader’s Guide to Écrits: 1982: John P. Muller and William J. Richardson : Information here

References to Freud:

– ‘Freud expressed in the term death instinct’ : Beyond the Pleasure Principle : 1920 : Sigmund Freud

– ‘and sometimes decursive enough to enter the ‘negative therapeutic reaction’ that interested Freud so much’ : The Ego and the Id : 1923 : Sigmund Freud

– p21 When speaking of the problem of repression Freud asks himself where the ego obtains the energy it puts at the service of the ‘reality principle’ : Probably Repression : (1915d) : Sigmund Freud

– p23 Totem and Taboo: 1912-1913 : Sigmund Freud

– p25 Civilization and its Discontents: 1929: Sigmund Freud

Further texts

By Jacques Lacan : Available here

On Lacanian History here

Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan : Information here