Lacan and Levi-Strauss or The Return to Freud (1951-1957)

Lacan and Levi-Strauss or The Return to Freud (1951-1957)

by Markos Zafiropoulos


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855757264
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2010
Series: Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library Series
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Markos Zafiropoulos is a psychoanalyst and a sociologist. He is Director of Studies at the CNRS Centre for Research in Psychoanalysis and Social Practises in Paris and author of several acclaimed books, including Tristesse dans la Modernite and Lacan et les Sciences Sociales: le Declin du Pere.

Table of Contents

Note to the Reader and Acknowledgements vii


The young Lacan 1

Chapter 1 The transcendence of the imaginary by the symbolic or the mirror stage and the symbolic function 17

Freud's technique, transference from Lacan to Freud, and the post-Freudians' resistance to Freud 20

The effectiveness of symbols: From Anna Freud to Claude Lévi-Strauss 45

From the mirror stage to the inverted bouquet 57

Chapter 2 The subject receives from the Other his own message in an inverted form: An investigation 93

Presentation on Transference (1951) 97

"The Freudian Thing or the Meaning of the Return to Freud in Psychoanalysis" 107

1953 117

The Rome Report: "The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis" or testifying to a pass (September 1953) 129

Chapter 3 The name of the father, psychosis and phobia 157

From the Rat Man to little Hans: The question of the Name-of-the-Father 158

The institutional forms of the zero value 165

Object Relations: Book IV of the Seminar, 1956-1957 174


The doxa: Its ideals and the repression of Lévi-Strauss 193

Louis Althusser's point of view 199

The essential: Lacan's point of view 205

Thanks to Lévi-Strauss 206


Making the world incomplete 211

The lack in the other 212

Lacan as a critic of Lévi-Strauss 214

The sublime excommunicant 216

Bibliography 219

Index 225

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