Looking for something Castoriadis said

Lisa & Ian Murray seamus at accessone.com
Wed Jan 12 20:15:00 PST 2000

C. spends more time attacking Roustang than Lacan on those pages. He lands into Lacan for abusing his audience when he claims there is an algebra or topology of the unconscious [actually Gregory Bateson sort of hinted at that possibility as well--Evo. Psych. also with the modular brain linked by algorithms]...

"Theory is only one moment of elucidation...Patients are not items of analytic raw material, to be exploited as source of 'material for theorisation' or 'transformed into 'normal individuals'."[p. 84]

"One thing is certain: for many years, Lacan has been maleficant. During the last decade - even more unbearable, an aesthete might say - he has also become boring." [p. 53]

The interesting and uncompressible stuff on L and de S. is on p. 52. It was Guy Rosolato who made the comparison upon ditching [diss'ing L]


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> Subject: Looking for something Castoriadis said
> Does anyone have a handy copy of Cornelius Castoriadis's the
> Cross-roads of the
> Labyrinth? What does he say about Lacan on pages 81 - 95 (in 10 lines or
> less). I found an ambiguous quote in Yannis Stavrakakis's Lacan & the
> Political - it sounds like Castoriadis is calling Lacan a modern
> day Sade - I'd
> just like to find out if Castoriadis is saying this or if he is
> claiming that
> someone else said this. Either way, those on the list not
> predisposed to Lacan
> will surely like what they find.
> ken

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