European psychoanalytic group for research and training on the causes of illiteracy


Illiteracy, topology and psychoanalysis :


Another approach towards illiteracy





The single thought (La pensée unique : in French)

It is the one which does not integrate the difference of sexes, the one which integrates only a purely imaginary version of it. It doesn't deal with Symbolic system. It gives formulas like: "A dog is a dog" or "A" ="A". It means identification with the others.


Imaginary or the binary thought

You have here the choice between two terms only. One can be nice or bad, stop! One can be only "for" or "against" the war. This thought is poor and misses of what French call "Le tiers absent". It refers to a field where "A" = "A". It is what the psychoanalyst Francoise Dolto called in French "se mêmer" (to love oneself), that means total identification.


Symbolic system or the trinary thought

When a Human Being reaches symbolized imaginary, he found himself recorded in his sexuation, and has access then to what Lacan calls the Other (with a big "O"), and to Art and Love.


Symbolized Imaginary

Being able to read, needs to be able to read oneself, and for that, it is necessary to have recorded a membership in the catalogue of the living. It is this recording which psychoanalysts call "symbolic castration system", and also the initiatory rituals in the whole world refer to this when speaking about Symbolic Death.


What we think in Lituraterre

In Lituraterre, we tried to approach the symptom of illiteracy and we affirm that its origin is a non inscription, a non recording of the Symbolic Sexuation System.


Other web sites on Topology or mathematics

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PLACE - Psychoanalysis Los Angeles California Extension

What is Lacanian psychoanalysis ?

How does Lacanian analysis address the question of mysticism ?

Is topology used as a model in psychoanalysis ?

What is a psychoanalytic position on  current DNA research and homosexuality ?


Some of our other pages :


Joyce the Symptom : Conference given by J. Lacan in the large auditorium of the Sorbonne on the 16th of June, 1975

How to read lacan ?, by SLAVOJ ZIZEK

Topological approach to the symbolic sexuation, by Charley Supper

Illiteracy and Sexuation - (French Essai on illiteracy), by Charley Supper (Download)

The Lost Topology of Psychoanalysis (La Topologie Perdue de la Psychanalyse) , by Robert Groome

What is "a cartel" in psychoanalysis ?

Recurso a las propuestas de Gottlob Frege,  by Luisa Matallana (Spanish text)

The topological Denouement of the cure, by Robert Groome

Invention of the concept of "Real" by Lacan, from Charley Supper

Frege's Predicate Calculus and Theory of Concepts (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)


Lacan's version of the Signifer

The Signifer "Europe"

The lying of illiteracy

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein

Illiteracy and Topology - Adam and Eve, by Charley Supper

Topology-Knots and Unknots

Illiteracy - Stop with warlike terminology !

Illiteracy and Globalisation by Charley Supper

Free Internet publications on education (Canadian)

El poder de la palabra vacia (The Power of the Empty Word). Hugo Calello y Susana Neuhaus - An analysis of the populist political discourse, supported by the disguisable plan regarding the ideology as language and by Adorno's idea of "empty word".  Text (in spanish only)

Knot theory

Iconicity and Metaphor in Sign Languages : Recent Studies by Sarah Lind

What is Psychoanalysis ?

Illiteracy and Sexuation

What is Topology ?

Pas Tout Lacan : All the writtings of Lacan (in French) to download on "L'école lacanienne de Psychanalyse"

Illiteracy and topology definitions - The Guide of every days words and current English and French expressions













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