Sigmund Freud Lecture
Colette Soler: La psychanalyse et le politique
Psychoanalysis and Politics
(Lecture in French language)
There is a politics of psychoanalysis. It dates back to Freud and is defined by the aims of the psychoanalytic cure. All other political questions derive from it, in particular the one of its influence on the general discourse. When Freud arrived in New York with Ferenczi, he thought that psychoanalysis would bring »the plague«, for Lacan, it is subversion; but the question of its function is still unresolved. And then there are the divisions, different currents, the multiple apples of discord that all raise the question of what is left of political unity of … the psychoanalysis.