As speaking beings, we don't relate to sex through mere anatomy, but through a logic of sexuated identification. Symbolic and real, phallic jouissance and the solitude of a non-symbolizable “Other-sex,” are not in contradiction but in interplay, as this presentation of Lacan's quantic formulas will attempt to show.
Suggested Readings: Lacan: Le savoir du Psychanalyste - Entretiens de Sainte-Anne 1971-72, 3 mars, 4 mai, and 1 juin 1972 (English translation available in several internet versions, either as Knowledge of the Psychoanalyst or The Psychoanalyst's Knowledge [Seminar XIXa]).
Paula Hochman practices psychoanalysis in Buenos Aires. She is a member of Topologie en Extension, a professor at universities in Argentina and Brazil, and the author of La función fálica y la castración (TEE), Psicoanálisis del narcisismo y el fantasma. Un método en el laberinto (Ed. Logos Kalós, Buenos Aires 2019), and, in English translation, The Courage to Read (TEE/ L. Álvarez, 2021).
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Two (2) CE credits will be granted to Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Psychoanalysts, and Licensed Psychologists who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the presentation, and complete the evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation form, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all participants who comply with these requirements.
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Learning Objectives: After this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Differentiate the notion of “sexuated identification” from sexual anatomy.
2. Explain why Lacan approached sexuality in terms of formulas link to mathematics.
3. Recognize the function of Lacan's formulas of sexuation and the logic of sexuated identification.
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