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Knots and Unknots

Definition : 1) A knot is a simple closed curve in 3-dimensional space.   What does that mean? Well, a loop like the one at the left is considered a knot in mathematical knot theory (it is a simple closed curve in 3-dimensional space). In fact this knot has a […]

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The Borromean Knot – Definition

http://www.freelearning.com Definition: A knot is a simple closed curve in 3-dimensional space.  What does that mean? Well, a loop like the one at the left is considered a knot in mathematical knot theory (it is a simple closed curve in 3-dimensional space). In fact this knot has a special name: […]

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Illiteracy-Definitions

INTRODUCTION: Definitions of Literacy Read the definitions below. Decide which one seems to you to be the best definition of literacy. The definitions are phrased in terms of what a person should be able to do to be considered “literate”: able to sign his/her name able to read/write a simple […]

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What is a cartel ? The standard professor-student relation is replaced by that of the analyst-analysand

What is a cartel ? 1) Descriptive Unlike the standard attempt to educate the student in psychoanalytic theory on an academic model, PLACE formulates the transmission of psychoanalytic theory in a purely psychoanalytic structure – the cartel. In order to abbreviate this reorientation, the standard professor-student relation is replaced by […]

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Lacan’s version of the Signifer

Lacan, Krauss & the unconscious The unconscious is structured like…. Language is central to Lacan’s work from about 1950 on, before the Seminars and all but the earliest of the Écrits. The precise formulation that “the unconscious is structured like a language” first occurs (I think) in Seminar III from […]

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The Lost Topology of Psychoanalysis (La Topologie Perdue de la Psychanalyse)

Extract from: http://topoi.net-PLACE (Psychanalysis Los Angeles California Extension) La Topologie Perdue de la Psychanalyse Independently of the propositions on culture and nature that thematize the field of psychoanalysis, Lacan has constructed its discipline in a topology (Greek topos [place] + logos [discourse/reason/logic]) which has become a basis on which to […]

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How to read Lacan

On Reading Lacan If one disregards occasional short texts (introductions and afterwords, transcribed improvised interventions and interviews, etc.), Lacan’s oeuvre clearly falls into two groups: seminars (conducted every week during the school-year from 1953 till Lacan’s death, in front of an ever larger public) and é′crits (written theoretical texts). The […]

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