Ricoeur and Lacan

Ricoeur and Lacan

by Karl Simms

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Ricoeur and Lacan by Karl Simms

This is the first comparative study of the work of the philosopher Paul Ricoeur and the psychoanalayst Jacques Lacan. The book explores the conflict between the two thinkers that arose from their differing views of ethics: Ricoeur's universalist stance drew on a phenomenological reading of Kant, whereas Lacan's was a relativist position, derived from a psychoanalytic reading of Freud and de Sade. Ricoeur and Lacan gives a full critical overview of the work of both figures, tracing the origins and development of their principal ideas, and identifying key similarities and differences. Not only a valuable and original addition to the literature on two major thinkers, Ricoeur and Lacan is also an important study of contemporary Continental ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826477965
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Series: Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy Series , #54
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Karl Simms is Senior Lecturer in the School of English at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of Paul Ricoeur in the Routledge Critical Thinkers series (2003).

Table of Contents

1.Introduction

2. The Cogito and its Detractors

3. From the Cogito to the Unconscious

4. The Unconscious and Language

5. From the Symbolic to the Ethical

6. The Law of the Subject and the Law of the Other

7. Ethics Following Ricoeur

8. Ethics After Lacan

9. Conclusion

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