Reading Seminars I and II: Lacan's Return to Freud / Edition 1

Reading Seminars I and II: Lacan's Return to Freud / Edition 1

by Richard Feldstein, Bruce Fink, Maire Jaanus, Richard Feldstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791427803

ISBN-13: 9780791427804

Pub. Date: 02/01/1996

Publisher: State University of New York Press

In this collection of essays, Lacan's early work is first discussed systematically by focusing on his two earliest seminars: Freud's Papers on Technique and The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis. These essays, by some of the finest analysts and writers in the Lacanian psychoanalytic world in Paris today, carefully lay out the background and…  See more details below

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In this collection of essays, Lacan's early work is first discussed systematically by focusing on his two earliest seminars: Freud's Papers on Technique and The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis. These essays, by some of the finest analysts and writers in the Lacanian psychoanalytic world in Paris today, carefully lay out the background and development of Lacan's thought. In Part I, Jacques-Alain Miller spells out the philosophical and psychiatric origins of Lacan's work in great detail. In Parts II, III, and IV, Colette Soler, Eric Laurent, and others explain in the clearest of fashions the highly influential conceptualization Lacan introduces with the terms "symbolic," "imaginary," and "real." Part V provides the first sustained account in English to date of Lacan's reformulation of psychoanalytic diagnostic categories - neurosis, perversion, psychosis, and their subcategories - their theoretical foundations, and clinical applications (ample case material is provided here.). Parts VI and VII of this collection take us well beyond Seminars I and II, relating Lacan's early work to his later views of the 1960s and 1970s. Slavoj Zizek explores the complex philosophical relations between Hegel and Lacan regarding the subject and the cause. And Lacan's article, "On Freud's 'Trieb' and the Psychoanalyst's Desire" - which appears here for the first time in English and is brilliantly unpacked by Jacques-Alain Miller in his "Commentary on Lacan's Text" - takes a giant step forward to 1965 where we see a crucial reversal in Lacan's perspective; desire is suddenly devalued, the defensive, inhibiting nature of desire coming to the fore. "What then becomes essential is the drive as an activity related to the lost object that produces jouissance."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791427804
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Series:
Series in Psychoanalysis and Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
An Introduction Seminars I and II: Lacan's Orientation Prior to 19533
The Symbolic Order39
Transference56
Time and Interpretation61
The Oedipus Complex67
The Subject and the Other's Desire76
Lacan and Levi-Strauss98
Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan111
The Imaginary118
Language, Speech, and Discourse123
The Mirror of Manufactured Cultural Relations130
The Nature of Unconscious Thought or Why No One Ever Reads Lacan's Postface to the "Seminar on 'The Purloined Letter'"173
An Overview of the Real, with Examples from Seminar I192
A Discussion of Lacan's "Kant with Sade"212
An Introduction to Lacan's Clinical Perspectives241
Hysteria and Obsession248
Clinical Vignette: A Case of Transsexualism283
"Black Jacket": A Case of Transitory Fetishism287
A Case of Childhood Perversion294
From Freud to Lacan: A Question of Technique301
On Perversion306
"A Civilization of Hatred": The Other in the Imaginary323
Logical Time and the Precipitation of Subjectivity356
The Ethics of Hysteria and of Psychoanalysis387
Hegel with Lacan, or the Subject and Its Cause397
On Freud's "Trieb" and the Psychoanalyst's Desire417
Commentary on Lacan's Text422
Index429

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