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The Ethics of Inisherin: Seminar on Ethics of Psychoanalysis

Neill, Calum



In this talk, Calum Neill will explore Lacan’s four propositions on ethics from his Seminar on the Ethics of Psychoanalysis and seek to illustrate his arguments through Martin McDonagh’s 2022 film The Banshees of Inisherin. This will allow us to examine the question and pertinence of guilt and desire in Lacan’s consideration of ethics, and the particular use he makes of the concept of the tragic. Contemplating the characters of Colm and Pádriac and their various choices, Calum hopes to bring some light to the inconclusive conclusion of both the film and the seminar.

Presentation Conference Type Presentation / Talk
Conference Name Irish Council for Psychotherapy seminar
Start Date May 6, 2023
End Date May 6, 2023
Deposit Date Jul 17, 2023
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