Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Annals of Absurdity: Jacques Lacan Special Number

Jacques Lacan's daughter has just won a slander judgment against his biographer, Elisabeth Roudinesco, who wrote that Lacan would have preferred a Catholic funeral to the "plain, intimates-only" ceremony he actually had. The court held that Roudinesco had no sufficient grounds for believing this, even if she wrote in good faith. She was sentenced to pay the aggrieved daughter 1 euro plus court costs of 6,000 euros.

Vive la France! Vive la République!


Anonymous said...

Sorry but what is exactly absurd ? what Roudinesco as an historian wrote ? Or the judgment against her ?

Massilian said...

Vive les psychanalystes ! Lacan au Panthéon, Roudinesco à l'Académie. Le glaive lumineux de la pensée française, rayonne sur le monde !

Mitch Guthman said...

The maxim of English common law that "the law does not concern itself with trifles" would seem to be lacking a counterpart in the civil law.