- Jean Laplanche and Bertrand Vichyn: "Conversation".

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- B. Vichyn « Naissance des concepts : auto-érotisme et narcissisme », Psychanalyse à l’Université, T. 9, n° 36, sept, 1984.

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Some picks from the various contents you can discover too:
- Jean Laplanche on the "seduction theory", see Jean Laplanche's Page.
- Alain de Mijolla, on the Guests' Page, tells the story of how psychoanalysis was first received in Paris.

- Several articles from Patricia Cotti, Ph.D.
- Presentation of two authors, Freud's contemporaries, Sigmund Exner and Isidor Sadger in the Archives.

       © B. Vichyn 2004-2007


What is our relationship to Freud’s thinking? How many of our analytical conceptions, are not determined by this initial production? For us analysts, the need to examine this thinking - which forms the very foundation of our own professional thinking - should be obvious as the need for personal analysis. Yet, without a genuine questioning of this primary source, most of us make do with a simple compendium of the theories developed by Freud and his successors. Adding on eclectic amplifications and our own theorizations, we end up with a theoretical aggregate not unlike that of Ptolemy and his followers.
Since 1981, encouraged by the example of the work done by Jean Laplanche, I have dedicated myself to a thorough examination of Freudian ideas, proceeding as a mathematician who questions the axioms of a system whose conclusions lead him into errors. I invite you to follow me along this pass and possibly bring your own contributions.

Bertrand Vichyn






Quels rapports entretenons-nous avec la pensée de Freud ? Quelle est la part de nos conceptions analytiques qui ne soit déterminée par cette production initiale ? Pour nous, analystes, l’examen de cette pensée qui fonde véritablement la nôtre devrait s’imposer comme une évidence, à côté de l'analyse personnelle. Pourtant, sans un véritable questionnement de cette source première, la majorité d’entre nous se contente d’acquérir une sorte de compendium sur les théories de Freud et de ses successeurs auquel viennent s’ajouter des amplifications éclectiques, voire des théories propres. Le résultat finit par ressembler alors à un agrégat théorique digne de Ptolémée et ses suiveurs.
Depuis 1981, encouragé par l’exemple de l’œuvre de Jean Laplanche, je me suis engagé dans un examen minutieux des idées freudiennes tout comme le mathématicien interrogerait les axiomes d’un système lorsque ses conclusions le mènent à des erreurs. Je vous remercie de suivre ici ce cheminement et d’y apporter éventuellement vos propres contributions.

Bertrand Vichyn


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Ysa BLOGThe need for the Meccano's metaphor instead of History
GUESTSAlain de Mijolla on The Reception of Psychoanalysis in France in the 20's
JEAN LAPLANCHELaplanche on "Seduction"

Laplanche's brief bibliography

Discussion on the metaphors used for our works

READING ROOMArticle on Freud and History

Pieces of Freud's Science: Introduction of "History of Libido Development" by P. Cotti

VOCABULARYIntroduction to a revisited psychoanalytical vocabulary
ARCHIVESThe Entwurf  by Sigmund Exner (1846-1926). Brief presentation.

Recollecting Freud by Isidor Sadger. Review and biography.

Articles of Rolf Reitan and Patricia Cotti

B. VICHYN'S BIBLIOGRAPHYMy previously published articles
WITZEJiddische Witze
BV'S GRAPHICSSome of my graphics concerning Freud
EXHIBITIONNeurotica/Erotica drawings and photos by Philippe Tertrais and Iulia Huiduc
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