Resistances of Psychoanalysis (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

Resistances of Psychoanalysis (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

by Jacques Derrida
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

In the three essays that make up this stimulating and often startling book, Jacques Derrida argues against the notion that the basic ideas of psychoanalysis have been thoroughly worked through, argued, and assimilated. The continuing interest in psychoanalysis is here examined in the various "resistances" to analysis - conceived not only as a phenomenon theorized at… See more details below

Overview

In the three essays that make up this stimulating and often startling book, Jacques Derrida argues against the notion that the basic ideas of psychoanalysis have been thoroughly worked through, argued, and assimilated. The continuing interest in psychoanalysis is here examined in the various "resistances" to analysis - conceived not only as a phenomenon theorized at the heart of psychoanalysis, but as psychoanalysis's resistance to itself, an insusceptibility to analysis that has to do with the structure of analysis itself. These essays serve to clarify Derrida's thinking about the subjects of the essays - Freud, Lacan, and Foucault - a thinking that, especially with regard to the last two, has been greatly distorted and misunderstood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804730181
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Series:
Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >