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 

or at :

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  /Freud-Philosophy (31. CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS (Das Unbehagen in der Kultur))

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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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

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