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 at /Lacan

Or published bilingual by at 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


Chapter 2: Aggressivity in Psychoanalysis : From p42 of A Reader’s Guide to Écrits: 1982: John P. Muller and William J. Richardson : Information here

Available at /Lacan

References to Freud:

Note : Many of Sigmund Freud’s texts are now available bilingual at, or some links are given Sigmund Freud’s texts available electronically   or here

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

– ‘and sometimes discursive 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


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Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Sandwich in Kent & London


Further texts

Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan Information here

Some Lacanian history here

Lacanian Transmission here

Of the clinic here

Translation Working Group here

From LW working groups here

Use of power here

By Alan Sheridan  here 

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here

By Julia Evans here

Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan : Information here