Jacques Lacan is renowned as a theoretician of psychoanalysis whose work is still influential in many countries. He refashioned psychoanalysis in the name of philosophy and linguistics at a time when it faced certain intellectual decline. Focusing on key terms in Lacan's often difficult, idiosyncratic development of psychoanalysis, this volume brings new perspectives to the work of an intimidating influential thinker.
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Chronology; 1. Lacan’s turns to Freud Jean-Michel Rabaté; 2. The mirror-stage: an obliterated archive Elisabeth Roudinesco; 3. Lacan’s myths Darian Leader; 4. Lacan’s science of the subject: between linguistics and topology Danny Nobus; 5. From the letter to the matheme: Lacan’s scientific models Bernard Burgoyne; 6. The paradoxes of the symptom in psychoanalysis Colette Soler; 7. Desire and jouissance in the teachings of Lacan Nestor Braunstein; 8. Lacan and philosophy Charles Shepherdson; 9. Lacan’s Marxism, Marxism’s Lacan (from Zizek to Althusser) Joe Valente; 10. Ethics and tragedy in Lacan Alenka Zupancic; 11. A Lacanian approach to the logic of perversion Judith Feher-Gurewich; 12. What is a Lacanian clinic? Diana Rabinovitch; 13. Beyond the phallus: Lacan and feminism Deborah Luepnitz; 14. Lacan and queer theory Tim Dean; 15. Lacan’s afterlife: Jacques Lacan meets Andy Warhol Catherine Liu; Further Reading.
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Jean-Michel Rabaté, Elisabeth Roudinesco, Darian Leader, Danny Nobus, Bernard Burgoyne, Colette Soler, Nestor Braunstein, Charles Shepherdson, Joe Valente, Alenka Zupancic, Judith Feher-Gurewich, Diana Rabinovitch, Deborah Luepnitz, Tim Dean, Catherine Liu