The Black Hole of Vanities : 9th September 2005 : Éric Laurent

by Julia Evans on September 9, 2005

Published :

A previous version seems to have been published on the École de la Cause Freudienne Messager web-site, as ‘Le trou noir des vanités’, ECF-messager, 2nd March 2000. This is not now available.

– translation: Circulated on NLS (New Lacanian School) Messager (, as [nls-messager] > 172 : Eric Laurent, The Black Hole of Vanities on 12th September 2005 at 09:36 : This appears not now to be available on the NLS web-site.

– Éric Laurent, Le trou noir des vanités, La Cause Freudienne, n° 61, octobre 2005, p. 11-14

Translated by Thelma Sowley with the participation of Anne Lecroart,

Available at  /éric laurent or authors by date  

Linked text

Why is the Ideology of Evaluation Pernicious? : 14th April 2010 : Jean-Claude Maleval : Information here

Partial Summary of a Reading of “Triumph of Religion” (Montreal, Canada) : 18th November 2005 : Éric Laurent or here

Thomas Svolos : There is no situation in the United States : 29th September 2005 : Information here

Other text

Society of Digital Distrust : Spring 2016 : Éric Laurent : Information here

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

The UK Government’s ethnic or practice cleansing of talking therapies: a response to CHRE/PSA consultation by Julia Evans on July 10, 2012 : Information here

Further texts

Networking & Politics  here

By Éric Laurent here

Contemporary Clinic here

From life here


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Of the clinic here 

Lacanian Transmission here 

Some Lacanian History here 

Topology here 

From LW working groups here

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 

By Julia Evans here