Ian Parker and and David Pavón-Cuéllar
This event will likelly be rescheduled for Fall 2020.
David Pavón Cuéllar and Ian Parker will discuss their work in progress Psychoanalysis: Critical Psychology for Liberation Movements.
This manifesto is for movements of liberation for a better world, about the interrelationship between the miserable exploitative oppressive reality of life today and our “internal” lives, our psychology. Psychoanalysis grasps
that intimate interconnection between this reality and what feels deep within each of us. We must understand the nature of that interconnection to build a practical alternative to capitalism, sexism, and racism. Our task is to reconstruct psychoanalysis as an authentic form of “critical psychology” with the help of ideas gathered in the Marxist political-intellectual tradition and in the extensive theoretical and practical work carried out for a century at the intersection between Marxism and psychoanalysis. We address the role of the unconscious, repetition, drive and transference in clinical and political analysis in order to address questions of subjective transformation.
This event will feature responses by Lacan Toronto members and open discussion.