Philadelphia Lacan Study Group

Thursday, August 16, 2012 (7 to 10 pm)



We engage in a close reading of the seminar followed by a discussion. The meetings last 3 hours each.
The seminar is open to everyone interested. This is the second of three meetings. Meetings take place in a private office in Center City. The meeting location will be communicated directly to those who want to participate.

We will work on Lacan’s Seminar XXI: Les non-dupes errent (1973-1974).

“The unduped wander/are mistaken. That has a funny sound, huh? It is my kind of little air. Or to put things better, a little erre, e, double r, e. You know perhaps what is meant by an erre? It is something like the initial impetus. The impetus of something when what is propelling it stops and it still continues to move on. It nevertheless remains that this sounds strictly the same as les noms du pere (the names of the father.) Namely what I promised to never speak about again. There you are.”
Jacques Lacan, first session of the seminar, 13 November 1973.

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