Fundamental texts


I hereby found — as alone as I have always been in my relation to the psychoanalytic cause — the École Française de Psychanalyse, whose direction I will personally assume for the next four years, which nothing currently prohibits me from answering for.
I intend this title to represent the organism in which there is work to be accomplished—work which in the field Freud has opened restores the cutting edge of its truth ; which brings the original praxis that he instituted under the name of psychoanalysis back to the duty that in our world is incumbent upon it ; which, through a sustained critique, denounces the deviations and compromises that encumber its progress while degrading its use.
(extract from the "Founding Act")