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Five Lessons on the Psychoanalytic Theory of Jacques Lacan

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In this first English translation of a classic text by one of the foremost commentators on Lacan's work, Nasio eloquently demonstrates the clinical and practical import of Lacan's theory, even in its most difficult or obscure moments.
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Overview

In this first English translation of a classic text by one of the foremost commentators on Lacan's work, Nasio eloquently demonstrates the clinical and practical import of Lacan's theory, even in its most difficult or obscure moments.
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Translation of a French text published in 1992 by <'E>ditions Rivages. Nasio (psychology, U. of Paris VII) demonstrates the clinical and practical import of Lacan's theory. Topics include the linguistic structure of the unconscious, the unconscious as the displacement of the signifier between the patient and the analyst, the therapeutic goal of psychoanalysis, fantasy, the symbolic and imaginary conceptions of the body, and . Appends a lecture by the author on the concept of the subject of the unconscious. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791438329
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Series: Series in Psychoanalysis and Culture
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Translators' Introduction

Five Lessons on the Psychoanalytic Theory of Jacques Lacan

Prefatory Remarks

First Lesson: The Unconscious and Jouissance

First Principle: "The unconscious is structured like a language"

Second Principle: "There is no sexual relation"

Second Lesson: The Existence of the Unconscious

When can the unconscious be said to exist?

The unconscious manifests itself in "lalangue"

The unconscious is a structure that actualizes itself

The unconscious is the displacement of the signifier between the patient and the analyst

The subject of the unconscious

Third Lesson: The Concept of Object a

The therapeutic goal of psychoanalysis

Object a

The problem of the other

The formal status of object a

The "corporal" status of object a

The breast as object a

Summary on object a: the need-demand-desire triad

Fourth Lesson: Fantasy

That which is proper to psychoanalysis

Clinical observations on fantasy

The body as a core of jouissance

Fifth Lesson: The Body

Sexual, symbolic, and imaginary body

Partial body and jouissance

A clinical vignette

Formations of object a

Appendix: The Concept of the Subject of the Unconscious

Translated by Boris Belay

The relation of the subject to unconscious knowledge

The relation of the subject to logic

The relation of the subject to castration

The layered subject of the unconscious

The concept of unconscious knowledge

Notes

Index

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