The Singularity of Being: Lacan and the Immortal Within

The Singularity of Being: Lacan and the Immortal Within

by Mari Ruti

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823243143
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 09/03/2012
Series: Psychoanalytic Interventions
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mari Ruti is Associate Professor of Critical Theory at the University of Toronto, where she teaches contemporary theory, psychoanalysis, and continental philosophy. She is the author of Reinventing the Soul: Posthumanist Theory and Psychic Life; A World of Fragile Things: Psychoanalysis and the Art of Living; and The Summons of Love.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Introduction 1

Part I The Call of the Immortal

1 The Singularity of Being 13

2 The Rewriting of Destiny 36

3 The Ethics of the Act 59

4 The Possibility of the Impossible 83

Part II The Echo of the Thing

5 The Jouissance of the Signifier 105

6 The Dignity of the Thing 127

7 The Ethics of Sublimation 148

8 The Sublimity of Love 168

Conclusion: The Other as Face 189

Notes 217

Works Cited 245

Index 249

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