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Jacques-Alain MillerPresentation of the Theme of the IXth Congress of the WAP
by Jacques-Alain Miller

I will not make you wait long to announce the theme of the next Congress. A new series of three themes has begun with 'The Symbolic Order in the 21st Century'. It will be a series specifically dedicated to the 'aggiornamento', as one says in Italian, to the bringing up to date of our analytic...

Guy BrioleA Real for the 21st Century
by Guy Briole

We say of the real that it is enclosed in reality, which is itself only accessible to us in a sifted form – which is to say that we avoid bad encounters with it, we avoid bad encounters. Being able to avoid the real allows one to think that one knows where it is, that it is localised...

Leonardo GorostizaAmphibologies of the real
by Leonardo Gorostiza

What is the real? This question, which at a first approximation could be considered the necessary and indispensable point of departure for the investigation towards our next Congress of the WAP, is precisely the question that should not be formulated. Indeed, many years ago now, Jacques-Alain Miller...

Éric LaurentOn the real in a psychoanalysis
by Éric Laurent

Since his presentation in Athens of the NLS Congress to be held in Ghent in 2014, Jacques-Alain Miller's presentations of Seminar VI have allowed him to develop on what the psychoanalytical practice becomes when it aims at getting past the function of the Other...

Miquel BassolsIn psychoanalysis there is no knowledge in the real
by Miquel Bassols

This is the affirmation that Jacques-Alain Miller sustained in his presentation of the theme of the forthcoming IXth Congress of the WAP on 'A Real for the 21st Century'[1] His elaboration allows us to re-read a paragraph from Lacan that appears paradoxical. It is to be found in the Italian Note of 1973...

Graciela-BrodskyThe Clinic and the Real
by Graciela-Brodsky

In the address given by Lacan on the occasion of the creation of the Clinical Section in Paris[1] we find a definition of the real that is worth commenting on. At the time Lacan was giving his seminar L'une-bévue, a title that can be translated in Spanish...

Sérgio LaiaPsychoanalysis of the Lacanian Orientation: An Offer for the 21st Century
by Sérgio Laia

A real for the 21st century – the title of the forthcoming congress of the WAP – can be heard as an offer: that psychoanalysis of the lacanian orientation would offer to our century a real. Why would we do it?...

Pierre NaveauThe Desire of the Analyst
by Pierre Naveau

In the first chapter of Seminar XI Lacan asks; "What is the analyst's desire? What does it have to be in order to operate?"[1] And in the last chapter of this same Seminar he puts forward – it's well known – that "the analyst's desire is not a pure desire » and that « it is a desire to obtain the absolute difference"...

Mauricio TarrabSavoir y faire
by Mauricio Tarrab

What type of knowing and what type of doing are implied in Lacan's formula: savoir y faire? It is not the know-how of the craftsman, of a trade, a know-how that could be transmitted from a master to a pupil as a 'mastery' of the matter that would be the material on which one works...

Marco FocchiThe real cause is the non necessary cause
by Marco Focchi

The notion of causality is depreciated in modern thinking. Bertrand Russell, in a paper that is the starting point for contemporary reflections on the problem, affirms that "The law of causality, […], like much that passes muster among philosophers...

Ana ViganoA real that changes (us)
by Ana Vigano

The modification in the title for the next Congress involves a subtlety that has not passed unnoticed. Its coordinates provide a blow, a chisel, even a challenge that points in two directions that I wish to dwell on...

Francisco-Hugo FredaThe Artist
by Francisco-Hugo Freda

To the question: "What do you paint?", Picasso answered: "I paint the painting". The dialogue continued and Picasso affirmed that he had painted one picture alone. At the end of the interview, in a slightly sad tone, he declared: "The painting always wins"...

Amanda GoyaUnhappy Jouissance
by Amanda Goya

In the absence of a natural law that regulates the relation between the sexes, it is quite by chance that each speaking being bumps into a bit of the real, the fruit of a singular shock between lalangue and the body. Sexual identifications, in the epoch of the father...

Ana ViganoMaking Material from the Real
by Dominique Holvoet

If Freudian psychoanalysis emerged from the vestiges of the decadent paternalism of the 19th century, Lacan forges a path toward another consistency proper to the 21st century with the category of the real that underlies both the meaning that was garanteed...