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0881 ER 57 1964 (4 pp.)-ACTE DE FONDATION DE L'E.F.P. (THE FOUNDING ACT OF THE E.F.p.)-19n The solemn tone of the opening is well known: "I hereby found the Ecole Fran<;aise de Psychanalyse, by myself. as alone as I have ever been in my relation to the psychoanalytic cause." The Ecole Fran<;aise de Psychanalyse was soon to become, under the same initials, the Ecole Freudienne de Paris. Very rapidly, people started talking of the Lacanian School, which defined itself by the haughty admission of its isolation, its conception of psychoanaly�sis as a cause to be defended, its faithfulness to a name-freud-and to a body of texts, its appeal to disciples gathered in a School where they could militate in favor of the truth of a doctrine taught in seminars, its crusade against the unfaithful, and its "movement of reconquest" for which Lacan needed "determined workers." The organization of the ecole in three sections revealed the theoretical choices. The first section, the most prestigious, was called "the section for pure psychoanalysis. or praxis and doctrine of psychoanalysis properly speak�ing, which is nothing but didactic psychoanalysis." It was the lively place of theoretical elaboration, which was not reserved for physicians alone. Thera�peutics and clinical practice were separated from it; they formed the section for applied psychoanalysis that was open to physicians even if they had not been psychoanalyzed. As for the third section, it was linked to the seminars and to the research of the E.P.H.E. and the E.N.S.; it was the section for taking inventory of the Freudian field that studied the analytic movement and its publications, its articulation with related sciences, and, curiously, the ethics of psychoanalysis. It seemed to be open to whomever supported the Lacanian principles. The novelty and the open-mindedness of the enterprise are clear but the notion of a "pure psychoanalysis," so institutionalized and isolated, was soon going to create a problem.

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