Returns of the French Freud:: Freud, Lacan, and Beyond [NOOK Book]

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Creating a snapshot of current thinking about psychoanalysis, this lively collection examines the legacy of Freud and Lacan. Through provocative and penetrating arguments, the contributors take psychoanalysis to task for 0ts dark view of human nature, theoretical sorcery, devaluation of femininity, self-referentiality, discipleship, negativity, ignorance of history and more.

The essays also examine the complex relationships between Freudian ...
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Returns of the French Freud:: Freud, Lacan, and Beyond

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Overview

Creating a snapshot of current thinking about psychoanalysis, this lively collection examines the legacy of Freud and Lacan. Through provocative and penetrating arguments, the contributors take psychoanalysis to task for 0ts dark view of human nature, theoretical sorcery, devaluation of femininity, self-referentiality, discipleship, negativity, ignorance of history and more.

The essays also examine the complex relationships between Freudian and Lacanian theory and philosophy, feminism, anthropology, communications theory, deconstruction, Foucauldian genealogy and medical history. The outstanding list of contributors includes Paul Roazen, Francois Roustang, John Forrester, Rodolphe Gasche, Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen and Jacques Derrida.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317795612
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 252
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Todd Dufresne teaches at and is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought at York University, Toronto. His work has appeared in The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Books and The Psychoanalytic Review.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: Beyond the French Freud 1
2 Nietzsche, Freud, and the History of Psychoanalysis 11
3 Sublimation: Necessity and Impossibility 25
4 Fear of Birth: Freud's Femininity 35
5 Can the Phallus Stand, or Should It Be Stood Up? 43
6 Lacan's Debt to Freud: How the Ratman Paid Off His Debt 67
7 Lacan, Sure - And Then What? 91
8 "Mac" 107
9 Freud and His Followers, Or How Psychoanalysis Brings Out The Worst in Everyone 117
10 "To Do Justice to Freud": The History of Madness in the Age of Psychoanalysis 133
11 The Witch Metapsychology 169
12 Basta Cosi!: Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen on Psychoanalysis and Philosophy: Interview 209
References 229
Author Index 241
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