PSYCHOANALYSIS AND TOPOLOGY The theory of the knot (Jean-Michel Vappereau) Topology is a branch of pure mathematics, deals with the fundamental properties of abstract spaces. Whereas classical geometry is concerned with measurable quantities, such as angle, distance, area, and so forth, topology is concerned with notations of continuity and relative position. Point-set topology regards geometrical […]


Ferdinand de Saussure

Ferdinand de Saussure Ferdinand de Saussure is born in1857 in Geneva. After studding in Leipzig, where he supported a thesis on usage of absolute genitive in Sanskrit 1880), he taught linguistics first in Paris and then in Geneva. He thought that the way the linguists dealed with language was not exclusively the right one. In […]

Wits and play on words

JOKES & PUNS Freud was inclined to understand the nature of jokes, wits and playing upon the words. The relation between psychoanalysis and linguistics isas close as that of the speech and the unconscious. Lacan used to recommend crossword to the analysts. From the very beginning in his correspondences with Fliess, Freud tried to find […]

Psychoanalytical terminology

Aggression: for Freud, instinctive and innate. See Thanatos. Agoraphobia: the ego’s method of self-limitation for avoiding the anxiety of acting out a sexual desire. Don’t leave the house without id. Anaclitic: the kind of love that is directed toward an object, usually a parent. Contrast narcissistic.Anal Character: one fixed at the anal level of psychosexual […]

Some Lacan’s writings

Some writings from J.Lacan « Some reflections on the ego » was read by Lacan at British Psycho-Analytical Society in 1951, published by International Journal of psychoanalysis, 1953, volume 34, pp. 11-17. SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE EGO  (11)The development of Freud’s views on the ego led him to two apparently contradictory formulations.The ego takes sides against […]

Lacan`s life and thoughts

Jacques-Marie-Émile Lacan (April 13, 1901 – September 9, 1981) was born in a family of solid Catholic tradition, and was educated at a Jesuit school. After completing his baccalauréat he commenced studying medicine and later psychiatry. In 1927, he commenced clinical training and began to work at psychiatric institutions, meeting and working with (amongst others) […]

Some writings from S.Freud

LAPSES IN READING (a) While looking over a number of the Leipziger Illustrierten,which I was holding obliquely, I read as the title of the front-page picture,”A Wedding Celebration in the Odyssey.” Astonished and with my attentionaroused, I moved the page into the proper position only to read correctly,”A Wedding Celebration in the Ostsee (Baltic Sea).” […]

Abstract of Freud’s writings

1893 -1900 Charcot (1893) From October 1885 to February 1886 Freud worked at the Salpetriere in Paris under Charcot. This was the turning point in Freud’s career, for during this period his interest shifted from neuropathology to psychopathology, from physical science to psychology. The obituary, written only a few days after Charcot’s death, is some […]

French Psychoanalysis

History of psychoanalytical movement in France (from Alain de Mijolla, Short Story of Psychoanalysis, International Association for History of Psychoanalysis, Intruduction No doubt the psychoanalytic movement in France would have unfolded much more smoothly had professor Sigmund Freud never existed ! One could then have made some accommodation to psychoanalysis, if necessary, but to […]