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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 'Per via di porre', 'per via di levare', 'per via di tagli' : contemporary symptoms and the art of interpretation 

      Loose, Rik (Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland, 2010)
      In Du Discours Psychanalytique Lacan seems to argue that the discourse of the master produces the discourse of the capitalist, or at least, he implies that the discourse of the capitalist is produced by a warping of the ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • The subject of addiction 

      Loose, Rik (The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH, 2002)
      The earliest evidence of psychoactive drug use and knowledge of hallucinogenic plants dates back some 13,000 years. Most early forms of religion used drugs in an attempt to gain divine knowledge. Drugs and drug use are an ...
    • 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. ...