How to recompose the Name-of-the Father : 2004 : Éric Laurent

by Julia Evans on January 1, 2004

Translated by Rivka Warshawsky :

Available on the web-site of the Lacan Circle of Melbourne in the Library section or here

or at : here

or at   /éric laurent

Note from Bruno de Florence on 15th October 2014 : About Laurent’s ” How to recompose the Name-of-the Father”: in France, mixed families (different children/parents) are called “recomposed families”.

Originally published in French

“Noms-du-Père?” : Éric Laurent : Élucidation no 8/9 : Paris, Verdier : 2004

References to Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan


– Lacan, J., Les complexes familiaux, Paris, Navarin éditeur, 1984, p. 73. : Information and availability in English (Page number has not been found) : Family Complexes in the Formation of the Individual: 1938: Jacques Lacan or  here. Also in Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan  : See here

– Civilization and its Discontents: 1929: Sigmund Freud : p326 of the Penguin Freud Library, pfl : Available at Richard G. Klein’s site See here

Lacan, J., « RSI », Ornicar?, n° 3, janvier 1975, p. 109. Availability in English: Seminar XXII: R. S. I. : 1974-1975 : from 19th November 1974  or here .: Seminar XXII : 3rd January 1975   : Page reference not known.


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Further Texts:

By Éric Laurent here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here

Translation Working Group here

Use of power here

Lacanian Transmission here

Some Lacanian history here

Of the clinic here

Topology here

By Julia Evans here 

Further texts by Éric Laurent

An up-to-date list of posts in the LacanianWorks’ “Laurent Éric” category : here

Lost in Cognition: Psychoanalysis and the Cognitive Sciences : 2014 : Éric Laurent

Racism 2.0 : 26th January 2014 : Éric Laurent

On the real in a psychoanalysis : 17th October 2013 : Éric Laurent

Psychosis, or Radical Belief in the Symptom : 17th June 2012 : Éric Laurent : given in Tel Aviv, Israel

Psychoanalysis & Our Time (video): 30th September 2011: New York : Éric Laurent

Against Neuro-metaphors (video): 30th September 2011 : New York : Éric Laurent

Lacan as Analysand (video): 30th September 2011 : New York : Éric Laurent

The Symbolic Order in the XXI Century: Consequences for the Treatment: July 2010: Éric Laurent

Guiding Principles for Any Psychoanalytic Act: 16th July 2006 : Rome : Éric Laurent

How to recompose the Name-of-the Father : 2004 : Éric Laurent

The Real and the Group : 2000 : Éric Laurent