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New Conceptions of Geometry and Space in Freud and Lacan
Series: Psychoanalyse

Psychoanalysis and Topology – Four Vignettes Mai Wegener In my contribution I would like to propose four vignettes concerning the adoption of topology in psychoanalysis, in particular in Jacques Lacan’s teaching. The first one begins in medias res: it initially outlines different possibilities to relate the inside to the outside and then finally arrives at the topological figure of the Möbius strip, where this relation becomes inoperative. The second departs from Freud’s developments on “psychic locality” and the “Other scene”, before introducing Lacan

III. The Drama of Existential Disgust & Psychoanalysis [A]s in true theater, without makeup or masks, refuse and corpses show me what I permanently thrust aside in order to live. These body fluids, this defilement, this shit are what life withstands, hardly and with difficulty, on the part of death. There, I am at the border of my condition as a living being. (Kristeva, Powers of Horror 3; original emphasis)1 In the first half of the twentieth century, psychoanalysis and existential philoso- phy were two prominent disciplines occupied with what Nietzsche had

377 RITUALS OF MANLINESS IN WESTERN FILMS OF THE 90’S: PSYCHOANALYSIS AS A METHOD OF CULTURAL COMPARISON HANS-DIETER KÖNIG To start with, I would like to take up two lines of thinking1. First, I wish to present a psychoanalytical method of cultural psychology developed by Lorenzer (1986) within the framework of cultural studies in the Frankfort School and which he called depth hermeneutics2. Then, through the reconstruction of certain exemplary case studies, I would like to show how we may investigate and then compare socio-psychological processes in

neurons draw their own connections during a self-learning process. Critiquing such a brain physiological model, the following article takes up the idea of a “psychoanalysis of things” and applies it to artificial intelligence and machine learning. This approach may help to reveal some of the hidden layers within the current A. I. debate and hints towards a central mechanism in the psycho-economy of our socio-technological world: The question of “Who speaks?”, central for the analysis of paranoia, becomes paramount at a time, when algo- rithms, in the form of

Wounds and Words
Childhood and Family Trauma in Romantic and Postmodern Fiction
Series: Lettre
Uncivil Discourse and the Excess of Desire
The Second Generation in Germany
Series: Sozialtheorie
Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder in American Fiction
New Perspectives on Motherhood in the Works of D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Jean Rhys
Series: Lettre