Reminder: Please join us on Saturday 21st January 2012 for our cartel meeting

by Julia Evans on January 16, 2012

We have lift off!


Meeting on Saturday 21st January – 10am to 1pm


At: Haldane Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, WC1R 4RL.  (Nearest underground station: Holborn)   (Please note: access to the room is via two flights of stairs)


Event charge: £15 or a contribution within your means towards the room hire


You are all are invited to join us.


The meeting will be a mixture of discussion and short presentations.


So far, the following topics have been volunteered:


Marcos Abel : The conviction in Freud and the certainty in Lacan: assent and change in the way of being.  Marcos, who is our guest, was born in Rio de Janeiro and now works in Brasília, Brazil.


Bruce Scott: Meno, Montaigne and the Ignorantia Docta.

This will be looking at the value of Plato’s Meno, the insights of Michel de Montaigne and the Ignorantia Docta (the doctrine of learned ignorance) and contemporary psychoanalytic thought/therorists and how it relates to the (weak/faltering/disorientating/oppressive) symbolic in the 21st century.


Julia Evans: Meaning and the riots……  Developing from her two previous presentations (October and November) – available on  in the LacanianWorks Working Group section.


Bruno de Florence: Some remarks on Bruce’s last intervention (Getting off on old jouissance: Turning away from negative capability. by Bruce Scott on November 12, 2011) with regards to Eastern mysticism.


Jo Rostron, whose last two presentations are now posted on , will be joining in…..


So see you there!



The focus of our cartel work is Eric Laurent’s article: ‘The Symbolic Order in the XXI Century: Consequences for the Treatment’. This text, given in July 2010, leads to the  VIII Congress of the World Association of Psychoanalysis: (WAP Congress) : “The Symbolic Order in the 21st Century”  in April 2012 and is available here.