The question might seem strange, since an affirmative answer seems so obvious. But then again, why did Freud consider that in psychoanalysis healing comes in addition, as a sort of bonus, indicating by this that its essential operation is located elsewhere? And why would there be the slightest need for an analytic School if therapeutic problem-solving were the sole goal of the analytic experience? The Freudian notion of ‘interminable analysis’ points towards a paradigm proper to psychoanalysis. Through the production of an ‘unsolvable’ remainder, which is exactly what the paradigm ‘problem-solution’ cannot include, the psychoanalytic discourse proposes a way out of the contemporary discourses where the promotion of universal ‘remedies’ goes hand in hand with the rejection of singularity.
Friday 12th May 2017
7pm to 9pm
Fee: 10 euro
Venue: PSI, 2nd Floor Grantham House, Grantham Street, D8