École Freudienne de Paris

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Founded by Jacques Lacan in 1964 after he was expelled from the International Psychoanalytical Association, to train analysts to practise as psychoanalysts. The founding members of the School included Michel de Certeau, Cornélius Castoriadis, Félix Guattari, and Luce Irigaray. At the invitation of Louis Althusser, the school was based at École Normale Supérieure. Its membership fluctuated between 150 and 600 according to the changes in political tides. Lacan dissolved the School abruptly in January 1980.

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