Seminar of Jacques Lacan: The Psychoses / Edition 1

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Overview

Sometimes controversial, invariably fascinating, Lacan's psycholinguistic approach to analysis of the psychoses is seen here in virtually unmediated form.
Taking us into and beyond the realm of Freudian psychoanalysis, Lacan examines the psychoses' inescapable connection to the symbolic process through which signifier is joined with signified. Lacan deftly navigates the ontological levels of the symbolic, the imaginary, and the real to explain psychosis as "foreclosure," or rejection of the primordial signifier. Then, bridging the gap between the theoretical and the practical, Lacan discusses the implications for treatment. In these lectures on the psychoses, Lacan's renowned theory of metaphor and metonymy, along with the concept of the "quilting point," appears for the first time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393316124
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Series: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,266,407
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

The psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan (1901-1981) was one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers. His many published works include Ecrits and The Seminars.

Jacques-Alain Miller is Director of the Department of Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII and editor of Lacan's Seminars.

Russell Grigg practices psychoanalysis and teaches philosophy and psychoanalytic studies at Deakin University. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Russell Grigg practices psychoanalysis and teaches philosophy and psychoanalytic studies at Deakin University. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Table of Contents

Translator's note

Abbreviations
Introduction to the Question of the Psychoses
I Introduction to the question of the psychoses
II The meaning of delusion
III The Other and Psychosis
IV "I've just been to the butcher's"

Thematics and Structure of the Psychotic Phenomenon
V On a god who does not deceive and one who does
VI The psychotic phenomenon and its mechanism
VII The imaginary dissolution
VIII The symbolic sentence
IX On nonsense and the structure of God
X On the signifier in the real and the bellowing-miracle
XI On the rejection of a primoridial signifier
XII The hysteric's question
XIII The hysteric's question (II): What is a woman?
XIV The signifier, as such, signifies nothing
XV On primordial signifiers and the lack of one
XVI Secretaries to the insane
XVII Metaphor and metonymy (I): "His sheaf was neither miserly nor spiteful"
XVIII Metaphor and metonymy (II): Signifying articulation and transference of the signified
XIX An address: Freud in the century

The Environs Of The Hole
XX The appeal, the allusion
XXI The quilting point
XXII "Thou art the one who wilt follow me"
XXIII The highway and the signifier "being a father"
XXIV "Thou art"
XXV The phallus and the meteor
Bibliography
Index

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