Tony Hughes – Lacan’s Use of Topology – A Chronology

The Letter 59 & 60 Summer – Autumn 2015, pages 91-105 Lacan’s use of topology seems to have begun with the Rome Discourse in September 1953. From that time on until the end of his life he used it extensively … Continue reading

Magdalena Romanowicz, Raul Moncayo – Going Beyond Castration in the Graph of Desire

THE LETTER 58 Spring 2015, Pages 31-58 This paper explores the various meanings attached to Lacan’s famous graph of desire. The graph represents the relations between desire and the law, the signifier, the subject and the code. In addition, the … Continue reading

Christian Fierens -Reading L’Étourdit – The Second Turn – Chapter 3 – Sense and Structure

THE LETTER 49 (Spring 2012) pages 23-50. We forsake meaning in order to advance into sense. Castration no longer has the Freudian meaning but the sense which aims at the cut. The teachable starts not just from number but from … Continue reading

Jean-Pierre Georgin and Erik Porge – Above the Horizon there is no Sky

Issue 43 (Spring 2010) Pages – 53-77 This paper takes one of Lacan’s “o objects” – the look – as its starting point. Lacan developed his thinking on the implications of perspective geometry for painting in 1966 in his seminar … Continue reading