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24 March 2015
7pm - doors open at 6.30pm

The Real Jouissance of Uncountable Numbers: The Philosophy of Science within Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Raul Moncayo and Magdalena Romanowicz

We are joined this evening by Raul Moncayo and Magdalena Romanowicz, who will discuss their publication, 'The Real Jouissance of Uncountable Numbers: The Philosophy of Science within Lacanian Psychoanalysis' (Karnac Books, 2014).

"Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said “To learn from Freud, you have to be critical”. Much the same can be said of Jacques Lacan’s oeuvre. This wonderful volume provides a rigorous scaffolding to help us penetrate Lacanian density. Using mathematics and clinical experience as a basis, the authors lead us through Lacan’s antisystemic tradition. Their efforts enable us to approach one of the most influential French thinkers of the last century. Our efforts will be rewarded by reaching a deeper understanding of how Lacan manages to radically critique reductionism in psychiatry while expanding the non-reductionist revolution of Freud and psychoanalysis" Professor Hans Steiner.

Raul Moncayo is training director for Mission Mental Health, San Francisco and a supervising analyst at the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis of the San Francisco Bay Area, California. He also has a private practice in which he provides psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, consultation, and supervision.

Magdalena Romanowicz is an adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist currently on staff at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH. She graduated from her adult psychiatry residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Stanford University, CA. Her clinical and research interests include applications of different mathematical models in psychoanalysis.

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