L'agressivité en psychanalyse
|1948||L'agressivité en psychanalyse|
Aggressivity in psychoanalysis
This theoretical report was read at the Eleventh Congress of French-Speaking Psychoanalysts in Brussels, May 1948.
This theoretical report was read at the XI Conférence des Psychanalystes de Langue Française in Brussels, May 1948.
Its objective was to give psychoanalysis the status of a science, by making aggressivity into a concept, and by proving that analytic experience could, in its own way, provide results capable of founding "a positive science."
Lacan's conception of therapy is clear here; analytic technique is useful for setting into play the motivating forces of aggressivity, in particular negative transference, the "inaugural knot of the analytic drama."
These theses and the practice that they subte~d would give rise to many discussions and arguments.
Published, Écrits, pp. 101-24. Translated. Ecrits: A Selection, pp. 8-29.