By Arthur I. Miller
Title note: initially released in 2009, in hardcover as Deciphering the Cosmic quantity: The unusual Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung
Is there a host on the root of the universe? A primal quantity that every little thing on this planet hinges on?
This query exercised many nice minds of the 20th century, between them the groundbreaking physicist Wolfgang Pauli and the well-known psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Their obsession with the ability of yes numbers—including 137, which describes the atom’s fine-structure consistent and has nice Kabbalistic significance—led them to strengthen an not going friendship and to embark on a joint mystical quest achieving deep into medieval alchemy, dream interpretation, and the chinese language publication of alterations.
137 explores the profound intersection of recent technology with the occult, yet particularly it's the story of a rare, fruitful friendship among of the best thinkers of our instances.
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Therefore, they saw winning the battle of the implementing decrees as a critical step. This was just what it would take to win the lucrative monopoly on the university training of therapists. That was so, but psychoanalysis is an experience of the subject, and without freedom, the subject’s responsibility cannot be engaged. This means that psychoanalysis cannot be practised outside of a space of liberty which only democracy can guarantee. In casting aside the principles of liberty with an eye to breaching psychoanalysis, Lacan’s enemies also showed themselves to be enemies of the Enlightenment and the values of the French Republic.
When it comes to the sexual drives, they are no better off in Widlöcher’s theory because they PROCRUSTES AND THE RIVER OF SLUDGE II 41 have to restrict themselves to reproductive need. Doesn’t this fall rather short when it comes to giving an account of the diversity of modes of jouissance, both hetero- and homosexual? And how is the reproductive purpose to be entertained in shoe fetishists? Truth silenced Elucidating the logic of jouissance is not of course at issue in this kind of project. This is why, contrary to the facts of the analytic experience, Widlöcher asserts: “Psychoanalysis does not have the goal of establishing or acknowledging a truth” (Widlöcher, 1996, p.
More to the point, it is to refuse him his status as a speaking, desiring subject, and in particular his status as a subject responsible for his jouissance. “Scientific” psychology rejects the subject because it is only at this high price that it can assert that the psyche obeys the laws of science, as does the organism, and that it is strictly determined, regardless of what one might say about it. The Freudian discipline is incompatible with this postulate (and in this respect it sides with religion and the major schools of philosophy, albeit for different reasons) because the subject cannot be eliminated from the analytic experience.