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The Unconscious Real and the Numerical Real
Erik Porge

Saturday, February 25, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

In 1973 Lacan distinguished an inaccessible real of the unconscious and a real of number, two forms of real. What relates them? In the same year, he also posed a question regarding logical time: What, in a set of dimensions, "simultaneously produces surface and time"? We will address the limits to deciphering the signifiers in dreams and to censorship, and the limits number creates. The boundary between these two reals depends on the contingency of object a in the analytical cure and the end of analysis.

Suggested Readings: Freud: The Interpretation of Dreams (1900), chapter 6, “The Dream-Work.” Lacan: Seminars: Livre XIX. “...ou pire,” 1971-72 [“...Or Worse,”], June 1, 1972; Livre XX. Encore, 1972-73, Jan. 16 and June 26, 1973; Livre XXI. Les non-dupes errent, 1973-74, April 9, 1974; Livre XXII. RSI, 1974-45, May 13, 1975. “Compter avec Lacan,” issue theme, essaim no. 49, automne 2022.
Erik Porge practices psychoanalysis in Paris and is a founding member of the association L'instance lacanienne and the editor-in-chief of the journal essaim. He is a faculty member of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association. In English he has published Truth and Knowledge in the Clinic (2017); the latest of his many books in French is L'incurable de la vérité. Un réel de la psychanalyse (2022).

Fee: $40; for students with ID: $20. Registration details to follow.

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