Reading Seminar VII Group’s next meeting on Saturday 29th June

by Julia Evans on June 3, 2013

You are welcome to join in – just come along.

We start reading at Session of 20th January 1960: paragraph starting ‘Our philosopher from Köningsburg….. : Chapter VIII – The Object and the Thing : bottom of p108

Location: Room 102, First Floor, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Timing: From 10.30am until 12.30

Session dates for the 2013 Summer Term are:

Saturday 29th June 2013

Saturday 13th July 2013

If you would like to join us, please contact

Julia Evans at: or Bruno de Florence:

A discussion group, for exploring ideas and references from this group, is available at To join this group, please follow instructions on the site or send email to

In addition, there a number of posts from this group at in the category  Posts for the “A. Reading Seminar VII: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis” category or here

Background information:

What does analysis allow us to formulate concerning the origin of morality?

The Reading Group

The idea for the Lacan Reading Group stems from an initial collaboration between Richard Dumbrill (Iconea Director),  Julia Evans (Lacanian Analyst and a member of the EuroFederation of Psychoanalysis), and Bruno de Florence (musicologist and Iconea Fellow)

Aim and process for reading Seminar VII: Ethics

The English translation of Jacques Lacan’s text will be read by the group during sessions. Group members will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion of ideas, the examination of the context and Jacques Lacan’s references, and invitations will be extended to them and others, with intersecting interests (such as linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, topology, semiotics, Semitic languages, etc…) to join us in discussions. It is hoped that a body of notes will emerge.

Availability of the text:

The 1992 translation by Dennis Porter will be used.

Published as ‘The Ethics of Psychoanalysis’: 1959-1960: The seminar of Jacques Lacan: Book VII by Tavistock/Routledge, 1992:

available here