Freud's invention of psychoanalysis was based on his own desire to know something about the unconscious, but what have been the effects of this original desire on psychoanalysis ever since? How has Freud's desire created symptoms in the history of psychoanalysis? Has it helped or hindered its transmission?Exploring these questions brings Serge Cottet to Lacan's concept of the psychoanalyst's desire: less a particular desire like Freud's and more a function, this is what allows analysts to operate in their practice. It emerges during analysis and is crucial in enabling the analysand to begin working with the unconscious of others when they take on the position of analyst themselves. What is this function and how can it be traced in Freud's work?Cottet's book, first published in 1982 and revised in 1996, is a classic of Lacanian psychoanalysis. It is not only a scholarly study of Freud and Lacan, but a thought-provoking introduction to the key issues of Lacanian psychoanalysis.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Serge Cottet is a psychoanalyst and a member of the Ecole de la Cause Freudienne. He is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION PART I: FROM THE HYSTERIC TO FREUD’S DESIRECHAPTER ONE: Freud’s analytic act CHAPTER TWO: Capturing the unconscious CHAPTER THREE: Between two passions: the real and the signifier CHAPTER FOUR: On Freud’s transference CHAPTER FIVE: The case of Freud PART II: THE PASSION FOR ORIGINSCHAPTER SIX: Questioning the desire for truth CHAPTER SEVEN: Truth and certitude CHAPTER EIGHT: Reaching the real through constructions CHAPTER NINE: Freud’s excavations and the archaeologist’s desire CHAPTER TEN: Successful paranoia CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Freudian myth PART III: FREUDIAN ETHICSCHAPTER TWELVE: The ethics of desire CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Strategy and tactics CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The analyst’s ideals CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Desire and its discontents PART IV: THE DESIRE OF THE OTHERCHAPTER SIXTEEN: The psychoanalyst’s action CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Socrates’s desire CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The de-being of the analystCONCLUSION REFERENCES INDEX