A Real for the 21th Century
The World Association of Psychoanalysis addresses crucial themes pertinent to both psychoanalytical practice and the contemporary environment in which this practice takes place.
Since 2006, a publication has served as a point of reference for the preparation of the debate that culminates in the course of its biennial Congress.
In this publication more than a hundred brief articles are grouped alphabetically in the manner of Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary.
Written by members of the seven Schools of the WAP, this range of entries opens up a broad yet precise panorama on the theme under examination.
True instrument of work, each Scilicet – the title of the series of these volumes – pursues the orientation of Jacques Lacan, who in 1968 created the journal of the Ecole freudienne de Paris, baptising it with this name.
This title means: “You may know”.
If the cover of the publication conceived by Jacques Lacan in 1968 already advertised that within its pages “You may know what the Ecole freudienne de Paris thinks”, then the volumes of Scilicet edited by the WAP could say “You may know what the World Association of Psychoanalysis thinks about the burning issues of psychoanalysis”.
This is what is at stake in each one of these volumes, the most recent of which the reader now holds in his or her hands.
This volume takes up in a way that is multiple, diverse and singular – just like each one of the authors of these articles – an urgent question:
How to conceive the psychoanalytic practice of our times, that of the 21st century, in a way that faces up to not only the profound crisis of symbolic co-ordinates that we are experiencing but also
the growing agitation and disorder of the real?
The present volume also introduces a substantial difference in relation to the preceding series. For the first time, Scilicet is also being issued in the English language.
In this way, the diverse approaches to the theme of A Real for the 21st Century that you will find in these pages is now within the reach of those English readers eager to know about the transformations of our epoch and the responses that psychoanalysis of the Lacanian orientation is elaborating in order to confront them.
This English edition entails a new wager for the WAP: to make known, beyond the frontiers of the Latin languages, the scope of a psychoanalytical practice that makes the real the guide of its action, as it responds to the changes imposed by our new century.
As always, each one of us, as readers, will ultimately decide whether what is written in these pages resonates sufficiently for us and serves as a novel compass to orient us in our changing world.
President of the WAP
Presentation Leonardo Gorostiza p. 15
Introduction: Knottings Guy Briole p. 17
Orientation: A Real for the 21st Century Jacques-Alain Miller p. 25
Anxiety Marina Recalde (EOL) p. 37
Analytic Treatment Patricia Bosquin-Caroz (ECF) p. 40
Bioethics and Biotechnology Jorge Forbes (EBP) p. 43
Bits of Real Fernando Vitale (EOL) p. 46
Body Event Marta Serra Frediani (ELP) p. 49
Capital, Work, Money Anne Ganivet-Poumellec (ECF) p. 52
Capitalist Discourse (The) Mario Goldenberg (EOL) p. 55
Cause Claudio Godoy (EOL) p. 58
Chance Mercedes de Francisco (ELP) p. 61
Clinic (the Case) Jean-Daniel Matet (ECF) p. 64
Communitarianism Guillermo Belaga (EOL) p. 67
Contemporary Creation Marie-Hélène Roch (ECF) p. 70
Continuous Elisa Alvarenga (EBP) p. 73
Cosmetic / Transformative Surgery Marco Focchi (SLP) p. 76
Crime Francesca Biagi-Chai (ECF) p. 79
Crisis Dimitri Vergetis (NLS) p. 82
Death Drive Rosa Elena Manzetti (SLP) p. 85
Debasement Ana Lúcia Lutterbach Hölck (EBP) p. 88
Deciphering Marie-Hélène Brousse (ECF) p. 91
Defence (Dismantling the) Pierre-Gilles Guéguen (ECF) p. 94
Desire of the Analyst Pierre Naveau (ECF) p. 97
Disorder Laure Naveau (ECF) p. 100
Drug Addiction Jésus Santiago (EBP) p. 103
Encounters of the Real Luisella Brusa (SLP) p. 106
Eugenics Jorge Yunis (EOL) p. 109
Event Bernardino Horne (EBP) p. 112
Excess Isabella Ramaioli (SLP) p. 115
Exclusion Nathalie Jaudel (ECF) p. 118
Existence Angélica Marchesini (EOL) p. 121
Father Fernando Gómez Smith (NEL) p. 124
Finite and Infinite Florencia F. C. Shanahan (NLS) p. 127
Gay Sçavoir Pierre Stréliski (ECF) p. 130
Gaze Marcela Almanza (NEL) p. 133
Geek María Cristina Aguirre (NLS) p. 136
God and the SSK Carmen González Táboas (EOL) p. 139
Henology Gabriela Camaly (EOL) p. 142
Hole Paola Bolgiani (SLP) p. 145
Homoparentality Silvia Ons (EOL) p. 148
Hystorisation Chantal Bonneau (ECF) p. 151
Identifications Miguel Furman (EOL) p. 154
Imaginary Debora Nitzcaner (EOL) p. 157
Impossible Rosalba Zaidel (ELP) p. 160
Institution and Real Daniel Roy (ECF) p. 163
Interpretation / Reading Gil Caroz (NLS) p. 166
Iteration Claudia Iddan (NLS) p. 169
Knot Pierre Skriabine (ECF) p. 172
Knowledge Samuel Basz (EOL) p. 175
Koyré Mercedes Iglesias (NEL) p. 178
Lacanian Biology Jean-Robert Rabanel (ECF) p. 181
Lalangue Pascale Fari (ECF) p. 184
Letter Nora Silvestri (EOL) p. 187
Libido Clara María Holguín (NEL) p. 190
Life Drive Lieve Billiet (NLS) p. 193
Logic Gerardo Arenas (EOL) p. 196
Magic Monique Amirault (ECF) p. 199
Man (The) Ernesto Sinatra (EOL) p. 202
Mathematics Carmelo Licitra Rosa (SLP) p. 205
Mathemes Céline Menghi (SLP) p. 208
Matter Irina Soboleva (NLS) p. 211
Museum (Architecture) Luis Solano (ECF) p. 214
Nature Iordan Gurgel (EBP) p. 217
Number Massimo Termini (SLP) p. 220
Objects of Surplus Jouissance Luis Dario Salamone (EOL) p. 223
Oedipus at Colonus Sonia Chiriaco (ECF) p. 226
Offhandedness Philippe Hellebois (ECF) p. 229
One (Yad’lun) Xavier Esqué (ELP) p. 232
Ontological / Ontic Philippe La Sagna (ECF) p. 235
Outside Meaning Bruno de Halleux (ECF) p. 238
Outside Sex Natalie Wülfing (NLS) p. 241
Parents / Children Félix Rueda (ELP) p. 244
Pass Anne Lysy (ECF) p. 247
Phallus Beatriz Udenio (EOL) p. 250
Politics of the Real Agnès Aflalo (ECF) p. 253
Privation María Elena Lora (NEL) p. 256
Procreation(s) María do Rosário Collier do Rêgo Barros (EBP) p. 259
Progress Jesús Ambel (ELP) p. 262
Prostitution Marcus André Vieira (EBP) p. 265
Queer Romildo do Rêgo Barros (EBP) p. 268
Real Maurizio Mazzotti (SLP) p. 271
Real Unconscious Mauricio Tarrab (EOL) p. 274
Reality Simone Souto (EBP) p. 277
Religion Yannis Dimitrakos (NLS) p. 280
Repetition Hilda Vittar (EOL) p. 283
Risk Gustavo Dessal (ELP) p. 286
Saying / Writing Hélène Bonnaud (ECF) p. 289
Science and Desire