Society of Digital Distrust : Spring 2016 : Éric Laurent

by Julia Evans on March 1, 2016

Translated by Philip Dravers

p112-117 of The Lacanian Review : Issue 01 : Spring 2016

In response to

‘Desire for Certainty : Descartes and the order of reasons’ : 11th March 1991 (Buenos Aires) : Jacques-Alain Miller,

translated by Austin Gross,

p100-101 of The Lacanian Review : 01, Spring 2016

This section of papers is named ‘The God of Numbers’.

Introduction: Science is not scientism. In the opening text of this section, Jacques-Alain Miller specifies the epistemological foundations of psychoanalysis with reference to Descartes, the philosopher who was Lacan’s most constant reference. Éric Laurent, …, explore different dimensions of the religion of numbers which predominate in our climate: digital distrust, evaluation culture, and cognitivism name the different facets of the master-signifier reduced to the number; but not without discourse.

Available here

Reference to Jacques Lacan

Press Conference at the French Cultural Center, Rome (The Triumph of Religion) : 29th October 1974 : Jacques Lacan : See here

Further texts

By Jacques Lacan here

By Éric Laurent here

Contemporary Clinic here