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Catherine Malabou and Eric Laurent – Psychoanalysis and the Cognitive Sciences

Event Date: 22 January 2015
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

The London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins presents:

Catherine Malabou and Eric Laurent
Psychoanalysis and the Cognitive Sciences

Catherine Malabou and Eric Laurent debate psychoanalysis and the cognitive sciences

Catherine Malabou is Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University. Her work focuses upon the inter-relationship between Continental philosophy, neuroscience and recent discoveries in epigenetics through which she has developed the concept of ‘plasticity’. Her publications include ‘The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage’ (2007) and ‘Self and Emotional Life: merging Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience’ (with Adrian Johnston, 2010).

Éric Laurent is a psychoanalyst and former president of the World Association of Psychoanalysis. Trained by Jacques Lacan in the 1970s, Éric Laurent was a member of the directorate of the École freudienne de Paris at the time of the School’s dissolution in 1980 and has been a member of the École de la Cause freudienne since its inception. He was editor-in-chief of La Cause freudienne from 1992 to 1994 and currently teaches within the framework of the Clinical Section of the Department of Psychoanalysis at University Paris-VIII.


Introduction by Professor Scott Wilson (Kingston) and Dr Véronique Voruz (Kingston):

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Catherine Malabou:

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Eric Laurent:

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Audience Questions and discussion:

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Information about the MA Psychoanalysis at Kingston University can be found HERE.

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