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    • Analytical discourse and scientific discourse : a difference in responsibility 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1994)
      What is worth knowing has a special place in the discourse of analysis and it is something that is difficult to transmit. In psychoanalysis, knowledge, S2, is related to truth; it occupies the place of truth in its discourse ...
    • A case of hysteria ? 

      Loose, Rik; Sullivan, Gerry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1995)
      In 1896 Freud proposed the theory that hysterical obsessive neurosis was caused by an actual sexual encounter between father and child. The first hint of a movement away from the seduction theory came on 8 February, 1897 ...
    • Some short odds on gambling : a psychoanalytic approach 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1995)
      We often consider gambling to be dangerous in the same way as drugs and alcohol: It is something to which we can become addicted. The destruction and deterioration caused by addictions reveals a similar pattern and is ...
    • Libido and toxic substance 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1996)
      Despite Freud's tendency to deny this, there can be little doubt that the Cocaine Episode was an important part of his scientific and therapeutic work. Elsewhere we have proposed a reading of Freud's Cocaine Papers which ...
    • Reading Plato's Symposium 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1997)
      Lacan decided that an analysis of the Symposium of Plato in his Seminar of 1960 - 1961 would be an illuminating detour by which to investigate the transference relation in psychoanalysis. This investigation centred on the ...
    • Toxicomania and psychoanalytic treatment: double trouble 

      Loose, Rik (JCFAR, 1997)
      In Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious Freud analyses the technique of a joke about a dipsomaniac tutor. The joke goes as follows: ‘A man who had taken to the drink supported himself by tutoring in a small town. ...
    • Plato's good for Lacan 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1998)
      This paper is about sex. And if it is about sex, it is about number. In the final weeks of the Seminar entitled Crucial Problems for Psychoanalysis Lacan identifies what has been a theme, perhaps the major one, of that ...
    • Lacan for beginners 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1998)
      Is it misguided to write a 'beginners book' on a thinker as complex, obscure, fluid and rich as Lacan? It depends perhaps, on to whom the book is addressed. In the opening to the French edition of the Ecrits, Lacan states ...
    • A review of Freud's early remarks on addiction : introduction from an ideal to masturbation 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1998)
      It is a remarkable fact that there is no real substantial psychoanalytic theory of addiction, especially given that Freud had clinical experience of working with addicts. This fact is even more remarkable when you know ...
    • What is literature? A systems definition. 

      Sadowski, Piotr (De Gruyter, 1999)
      One of the main methodological problems in any academic inquiry is that of definition. Defining things, processes, and phenomena is unavoidable because one has to identify and describe, however generally, the object of ...
    • Memory and phantasy 

      O'Donnell, Barry (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1999)
      There is a presupposition in the term 'false memory syndrome' that there are memories that are true and memories that are false; that a false memory is something fabricated and that it therefore has no bearing on the truth; ...
    • A Gross episode 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 1999)
      In three letters written by Freud in 1908 and addressed to Jung, references were made to the addiction of their colleague, the rebellious and burlesque Otto Gross. It is most peculiar that these references are not mentioned ...
    • Psychological configurations and literary characters : a systems view 

      Sadowski, Piotr (De Gruyter, 2000)
      The object of the present paper is to apply concepts and models of systems theory (Mazur, 1966, 1976) to generate statements and definitions relevant to the human psyche in general and to the characters described in literary ...
    • Lacan and the Sophist - indications of the logic of the subject 

      O'Donnell, Barry (Psychoanalytische Perspectieven, 2000)
      In the Seminar Crucial Problems for Psychoanalysis Lacan suggests that the logical conditions for the subsistence of the subject are indicated in Plato’s Sophist. Lacan argues that the same conditions are necessary for ...
    • The addicted subject caught between the ego and the drive : the post-Freudian reduction and simplification of a complex clinical problem 

      Loose, Rik (Psychoanalytische Perspectieven, 2000)
      Texts by Abraham, Rado, Glover and Gross are explored in order to investigate post-Freudian literature on the question of addiction. The reduction of the Freudian field is analysed in order to produce new foundation stones ...
    • Spenser’s 'golden squire' and the 'golden Meane': numbers and proportions in Book II of the Faerie Queene 

      Sadowski, Piotr (AMS Press Inc, 2000)
      The essay interprets Spenser's arithmetical and geometrical metaphors of temperance in their primary, mathematical sense, and argues that the 'golden squire' used to measure out a 'mean' of temperance refers to the ...
    • Literature as interaction : a systems model of literary composition and reception 

      Sadowski, Piotr (Konstanta Publishers, 2000)
      can it be reduced to a selected element or types of elements. For example, a reduction of literary meaning to a single factor: be it the socio -economic conditions in which the text is produced (as in Marxist criticism), ...
    • ‘A god / good kissing carrion’ : Hamlet II.ii.181 

      Sadowski, Piotr (Regents of the University of Colorado, 2001)
      During his first public appearance as a ‘madman ,’ Hamlet treats the importunate Polonius with a number of equivocations, saying among other things what in most editions of the play is rendered as: ‘For if the sun breed ...
    • The Sound-Symbolic Quality of Word-Initial Gr-Cluster in Middle English Alliterative Verse 

      Sadowski, Piotr (The Modern Language Society of Helsinki, 2001)
      Sound symbolism or linguistic iconicity, is based on the assumption that language contains instances of a natural, imitative, non-arbitrary connection between the form of the linguistic sign and its meaning. At the same ...
    • The Fideism of the Wittgensteinians 

      Bottone, Angelo (Metalogicon, 2001)
      Among the various English philosophical currents that have dealt with religion, “Wittgensteinian fideists” have, more than anyone else, stressed the relativity of beliefs and their relation to the forms of life in which ...