Willem de Kooning, Untitled
"The Mourning Show" : An open space for rèflection
In seminar VII Lacan says: "the ethical limits of psychoanalysis coincide with the limits of its practice. Its practice is only a preliminary to moral action as such - the so-called action being the one through which we enter the real."
In this space, we will watch brief segments of the Morning Show, followed by reading excerpts from Lacan's seminar on Ethics, leading to an open, free discussion
We will attempt to answer Lacan's question -- "Moral action is, in effect, grafted on to the real... How is it that psychoanalysis prepares us for such action," ?
In particular the notions of "the attraction of transgression", "the murder of the father" (Freud, Totem & Taboo), "the death instinct" (Freud, Civilization & Its Discontents), "taming of perverse jouissance", "component drive," "moral experience", "moral law", "moral action", "masochism", "Real, Imaginary, Symbolic," "pleasure principle", "the master" will be explored
In each encounter, a plus one will lead a discussion together with Ayelet Hirshfeld
The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis, Jacques Lacan Book VII, 1959-1960
Faculty: Ayelet Hirshfeld, Ph.D., Analyst of the School
When: First Wednesday of the month @ 5:30PM to 7:30PM Pacific Time, January through June 2023 (1/4; 2/1; 3/1; 4/5; 5/3; 6/7)
Where: Via Zoom or in person in Los Gatos ÇA
Fee: $480 or School Tuition
Contact: Ayelet Hirshfeld, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.874.6506
Dr Ayelet Hirshfeld, Ph.D., is a Psychoanalyst, Analyst of the School & Faculty, Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, SF; a Psychoanalyst & Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Los Gatos, CA; Founder of startup companies; Board and Advisory Council Member of Cancer Non Profit Organizations; and a consultant to various companies.