The Cambridge Companion to Lacan

This collection of specially commissioned essays, first published in 2003, explores key dimensions of Lacan's life and works.

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Author: Professor of English & Comparative Literature Jean-Michel Rabate

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521002036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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This collection of specially commissioned essays, first published in 2003, explores key dimensions of Lacan's life and works.

Lacan

Throughout his life, Lacan behaved ambivalently towards archives.” Just as he
believed that 'love is giving what you haven't got to someone who doesn't want it',
so he thought that the power of archives is all the greater to the extent that they ...

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Author: Elisabeth Roudinesco

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 9781781681633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Enjoy Your Symptom

An elucidation of the fundamentals of Lacanian theory - letter, fantasy, woman, repetition, phallus, father, - with reference to popular culture and films such as "City Lights", "Sophie's Choice" and "The Elephant Man" amongst others.

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Author: Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415928125

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 238

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An elucidation of the fundamentals of Lacanian theory - letter, fantasy, woman, repetition, phallus, father, - with reference to popular culture and films such as "City Lights", "Sophie's Choice" and "The Elephant Man" amongst others.

The Singularity of Being Lacan and the Immortal Within

The Singularity of Being offers a Lacanian interpretation on what makes each of us a unique and irreplaceable creature.

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Author: Mari Ruti

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823243143

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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The Singularity of Being offers a Lacanian interpretation on what makes each of us a unique and irreplaceable creature. Focusing on the Lacanian real, it builds a theory of individual distinctiveness while also intervening in critical debates about subjectivity, agency, resistance, the self-other relationship, and effective political and ethical action.

Jacques Lacan and the Other Side of Psychoanalysis

Lacan starts this lesson with the remark "It does have to be said that it is unusual
to die from shame. ... Sygne de Coufontaine, living in Napoleonic times, has
decided to dedicate her life to saving and bringing together what is left of the
family ...

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Author: Justin Clemens

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822337193

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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DIVArticles by noted Lacanian psychoanalysts and scholars discussing issues that emerge in Lacan's Seminar XVII (newly translated) that import fields of psychoanalysis, philosophy, political theory, cultural studies and literary studies./div

Self and Emotional Life

The latter predominates: lacan and his followers repeatedly appeal to Freud's
remarks from 1915 in “The unconscious” regarding affects to defend their being
relatively downplayed in lacanian psychoanalysis. (The lacanian analyst Colette
 ...

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Author: Adrian Johnston

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535182

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou defy theoretical humanities' deeply-entrenched resistance to engagements with the life sciences. Rather than treat biology and its branches as hopelessly reductive and politically suspect, they view recent advances in neurobiology and its adjacent scientific fields as providing crucial catalysts to a radical rethinking of subjectivity. Merging three distinct disciplines—European philosophy from Descartes to the present, Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and affective neuroscience—Johnston and Malabou triangulate the emotional life of affective subjects as conceptualized in philosophy and psychoanalysis with neuroscience. Their experiments yield different outcomes. Johnston finds psychoanalysis and neurobiology have the potential to enrich each other, though affective neuroscience demands a reconsideration of whether affects can be unconscious. Investigating this vexed issue has profound implications for theoretical and practical analysis, as well as philosophical understandings of the emotions. Malabou believes scientific explorations of the brain seriously problematize established notions of affective subjectivity in Continental philosophy and Freudian-Lacanian analysis. She confronts philosophy and psychoanalysis with something neither field has seriously considered: the concept of wonder and the cold, disturbing visage of those who have been affected by disease or injury, such that they are no longer affected emotionally. At stake in this exchange are some of philosophy's most important claims concerning the relationship between the subjective mind and the objective body, the structures and dynamics of the unconscious dimensions of mental life, the role emotion plays in making us human, and the functional differences between philosophy and science.

Esoteric Lacan

Beneath the exoteric psychoanalytic apparatus of Lacan's thought, there is an esoteric Lacan who remains unexplored.

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Author: Philipp Valentini

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International

ISBN: 9781786609717

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Jacques Lacan was fascinated with forms of the "religious" throughout his life, from monotheism, which shaped his account of the signifier, to modern occultism, as he was well acquainted with the writings of figures such as Oskar Goldberg and René Guénon. Lacan also repeatedly turned to non-European religiosities to test the limits of psychoanalytic theory. In his yearly seminars he engaged with traditions such as Kabbalah and Taoism, going beyond the Western Christian, capitalist and postcolonial setting of the French university to search for a possible outside to psychoanalysis. But such a quest ultimately recapitulates Lacan's constant awareness of the desire for a new master, and the still open question regarding the names and meanings that this desire may yield. This anthology of eleven essays, which travel from gnosticism to sufism, from afro-pessimism to post-68 ex-Maoist apocalypticism, investigates these unresolved threads that Lacan left behind. Beneath the exoteric psychoanalytic apparatus of Lacan's thought, there is an esoteric Lacan who remains unexplored.

A Life of the Dead

Political economy is about the contingencies of human life , in this sense .
Lacan's psychoanalysis , which is not simply a " reading " of Freud but a direct
intervention in therapeutic practice ( these were training seminars at the Société ...

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Author: Gauti Sigthorsson

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P006201328

Category: Data protection

Page: 644

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The Death Drive

This book will be of interest to all those students and professionals alike who might have come to question consoling notions of therapy as leaving something important and central to Freud's thinking, his often neglected second reference ...

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Author: Rob Weatherill

Publisher: Rob Weatherill

ISBN: 1900877147

Category: Psychology

Page: 258

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The third book in the new 'Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis' series. This book will be of interest to all those students and professionals alike who might have come to question consoling notions of therapy as leaving something important and central to Freud's thinking, his often neglected second reference point, the death drive.

Jacques Lacan and the Adventure of Insight

Oedipus , in his very life , is entirely this myth . He himself is ... Oedipus ' destiny is
thus marked by a repetition compulsion , illustrating and rejoining , in Lacan ' s
eyes , Freud ' s tragic intuition in Beyond the pleasure Principle . Like the later ...

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Author: Shoshana Felman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011678276

Category: Medical

Page: 169

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Jacques Lacan, one of the most influential and controversial French thinkers of the twentieth century, was a practicing and teaching psychoanalyst in Paris, but his revolutionary seminars on Freud reached out far beyond professional circles: they were enthusiastically attended by writers, artists, scientists, philosophers, and intellectuals from many disciplines. Shoshana Felman elucidates the power and originality of Lacan's work. She brilliantly analyzes Lacan's investigation of psychoanalysis not as dogma but as an ongoing self-critical process of discovery. By focusing on Lacan's singular way of making Freud's thought new again--and of thus enabling us to participate in the very moment of intellectual struggle and insight--Felman shows how this moment of illumination has become crucial to contemporary thinking and has redefined insight as such. This book is a groundbreaking statement not only on Lacan but on psychoanalysis in general. Felman argues that, contrary to popular opinion, Lacan's preoccupation is with psychoanalytic practice rather than with theory for its own sake. His true clinical originality consists not in the incidental innovations that separate his theory from other psychoanalytic schools, but in the insight he gives us into the structural foundations of what is common to the practice of all schools: the transference ation and the psychoanalytic dialogue. In chapters on Poe's tale "The Purloined Letter"; Sophocles' Oedipus plays, a case report by Melanie Klein, and Freud's writings, Felman demonstrates Lacan's ediscovery of these texts as renewed and renewable intellectual adventures and as parables of the psychoanalytic encounter. The book explores these questions: How and why does psychoanalytic practice work? What accounts for clinical success? What did Freud learn from the literary Oedipus, and how does Freud text take us beyond Oedipus? How does psychoanalysis inform, and radically displace, our conception of what learning is and of what reading is? This book will be an intellectual event not only for clinicians and literary critics, but also for the broader audience of readers interested in contemporary thought.

Thinking Fragments

For Lacan anything external (objects, culture, language) is necessarily imposed
on and alien to us. ... objects real if it is experienced against the background of
the mother's adequate adaptation and response to the child at the beginning of
life.

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Author: Jane Flax

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520369009

Category:

Page: 289

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1990.

The Wild Region in Life History

J. Lacan , L'éthique de la psychanalyse , Le séminaire , bk . 7 , p . 340 ; in English
: p . 294 . 114. Cf. R. Bernet , “ Subjekt und Gesetz in der Ethik von Kant und
Lacan , ” in Ethik und Psychoanalyse . Vom kategorischen Imperativ zum Gesetz
 ...

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Author: Laszlo Tengelyi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059155617

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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A critique of--and alternative to--pure narrative approaches to life-history, offered by a distinguished Hungarian philospher

Encyclopedia of World Biography Kilpatrick Louis

Urbane , brilliant , and provocative , Lacan continued to influence French
intellectual life even while his ideas were questioned and debated . Further
Reading French commentaries and histories both for and against Lacanian
psychoanalysis ...

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Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787625493

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 540

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Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed.

Ethics of the Real

She also understands that in accepting it, she will lose the cause of her desire (
her reason for living'). Her final decision allows us to see the point of Lacan's play
on words: parier du père au pire, to back Father (represented here by honour ...

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Author: Alenka Zupancic

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 9781844677870

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

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Lacan

For Lacan, topology is neither myth nor metaphor. It is the precise way we may understand the construction and appearance of the subject. Space is multidimensional in terms of both meaning and logic.

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Author: Ellie Ragland-Sullivan

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 189274676X

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

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The study of topology examines the way something can change shape while still retaining the same properties. Jacques Lacan devoted the last part of his teaching to the topology of the subject. During the 50s, he gauged the topology of surfaces (torus, Moebius strips, Klein bottles, crosscaps) and from 1972 on, he studied the topology of knots (Borromean, the sinthome). Showing that bodily and mental life function topologically, he did what no one had done before: he added to the logic of how representations function, the logic of jouissance or libidinal meaning that "materializes" language by making desire, fantasy, and the partial drives ascertainable functions of it. For Lacan, topology is neither myth nor metaphor. It is the precise way we may understand the construction and appearance of the subject. Space is multidimensional in terms of both meaning and logic. Lacanian topology answers questions of post-structuralism while revealing the flaws in its theories. It also advances a 21st-century teaching that obviates symbolic logic and its positivistic assumptions. Applications are made to the clinic, to literature, and to the social sciences. The authors collected here include world renowned Lacanian topologists such as Jacques-Alain Miller, Jeanne Lafont, Jean-Paul Gilson, Pierre Skriabine, Juan-David Nasio, Jean-Michel Vappereau, and several new theorists from the United States and Europe.

Jacques Lacan

Elisabeth Roudinesco suggests that the loss of a clear sense of authority in his
life may have been responsible for the young Lacan ' s brief interest in the
monarchist ( and anti - Semitic ) Action française movement around this time . ? If
Émilie ...

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Author: Jonathan Scott Lee

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: UOM:39015043091753

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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The study aims to provide general readers with an introduction to the work of Lacan, an introduction that will both allow readers to formulate an initial assessment of Lacan's significance (particularly in areas outside the confines of psychoanalysis itself) and encourage them to read Loacan's text for themselves.

Jacques Lacan

work Lacan often selected visual images to express the operation of the psyche ;
he used , for example , figures such as anamorphosis and the Gordian knot . 17
In the last ten years of his life Lacan increasingly began to use number theory ...

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Author: Madan Sarup

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029700096

Category: Psychanalyse - France - Histoire - 20e siècle

Page: 204

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Jacques Lacan and the Philosophy of Psychoanalysis

But Lacan ' s wide - ranging use of theories from different areas of study have
enabled him to theorize links between unconscious representations and speech ,
which , visible in conscious life as well as in dreams , are attached to the ...

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Author: Ellie Ragland-Sullivan

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press

ISBN: UOM:39015010690959

Category: Psychology

Page: 358

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Offers an analysis of Jacques Lacan's thought for the English-speaking world. Using empirical data as well as Lacan's texts, this title demonstrates how Lacan's teachings constitute a new epistemology that goes far beyond conventional thinking in psychoanalysis, psychology, philosophy, and linguistics.

Lacan and Theological Discourse

Lacan. and. Theological. Discourse. CharlesL. Winquist. In "Deconstructing
Theology," part one of Mark Taylor's book ... we turn to Lacan and the secondary
literature about the work and life of Lacan is that everyone has trouble reading
Lacan.

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Author: Edith Wyschogrod

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791401103

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

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The authors examine implications of Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic theory of discourse for the understanding of theological language. Topics include self, desire, post-structuralism, the unconscious, the father's rule, dwelling (in Heidegger's sense), Anselm, ontological argument, alterity, utopia, signifiers/signifieds, God, reason, and text.

Jacques Lacan

Furthermore , Lacan refuses to bet on life against death ; rather , he bets on the
greatness of “ between - two - deaths " against a radically devaluated life ( 43 , 47
) . The fundamental positions of the two thinkers are irreconcilable . 50 1960 ...

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Author: Marcelle Marini

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029529727

Category: Psychology

Page: 302

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Although many books have been published on Jacques Lacan that attempt to explain his work and to provide insights into the relationship between his work and his life, most of them depend largely on the small number of texts that were published in his lifetime. JACQUERS LACAN, published to great acclaim in France in 1986, has now been translated into English. It is the first look at Lacan and his work from within the French context. Marcelle Marini, a knowledgeable insider, provides a full chronological, biographical, and bibliographical dossier - year by year - of the progress of Lacan's work.