Joel Dor's Introduction to the Reading of Lacan is the demystifying first in The Lacanian Clinical Field, a landmark series that elucidates clinical applications of Lacanian theory for the English-speaking audience. Dor probes the link between structuralism and linguistic theory, clarifying Lacan's famous formulation that the unconscious is structured like a language, and proving that the mighty if opaque ideas of Jacques Lacan can be made understandable. -- from the publisher
“A major and long overdue addition to the American/English psychoanalytic literature….All major concepts-among them the mirror stage, the Name-of-the-Father, metaphor and metonymy, the phallus, the foreclosure of the subject-are developed and discussed in depth.”
-Nicholas Kouretas, Harvard Medical School
Joel Dor is professor of psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VII and a member of Association de Formation Psychoanalytique et de Recherches Freudiennes: Espace Analytique.
Table of Contents:
The Lacanian Clinical Field: Series Overview; Editor's Preface; Introduction PART I: LINGUISTICS AND THE FORMATION OF THE UNCONSCIOUS 1. The “Return to Freud” 2. Condensation and Displacement in Dream Work 3. The Notion of Structure 4. Elements of Structural Linguistics: The Linguistic Sign , The Two Axes of Language 5. The Value of the Linguistic Sign and Lacan's Anchoring Point 6. Metaphor, Metonymy and the Primacy of the Signifier: The Metaphoric Process, The Metonymic Process 7. Condensation as a Metaphoric Process 8. Displacement and Dream Work as Metonymic Process 9. The Joke as a Metaphoric-Metonymic Process 10. The Symptom as a Metaphoric Process PART II: THE PATERNAL METAPHOR AS THE STRUCTURAL CROSSROADS OF SUBJECTIVITY 11. The Predominance of the Phallus 12. The Mirror Stage and the Oedipus Complex, The Mirror Stage, The First Phase of the Oedipus Complex, The Second Phase of the Oedipus Complex, The Third Phase of the Oedipus Complex, 13. The Paternal Metaphor-The Name-of-the-Father-The Metonymy of Desire 14. The Foreclosure of the Name-of-the Father: An Approach to Psychotic Processes 15. The Division of the Subject and the Advent of the Unconscious through the Signifying Order 16. The Splitting of the Subject: Alienation in Language 17. Subject of the Unconscious-Subject of the Enunciation-The Foreclosure of the Subject 18. The Alienation of the Subject in the Ego-Schema L-The Foreclosure of the Subject 19. Dialectic of Consciousness and Dialectic of Desire: The First Phase, The Second Phase, The Third Phase PART III: DESIRE-LANGUAGE-THE UNCONSCIOUS 20. Need-Desire-Demand 21. The Graph of Desire 1: From the Anchoring Point to the Chatterbox 22. The Formula of Communication and theUnconscious as Discourse of the Other 23. The Graph of Desire 2: The Creation of Meaning in the Signifying Technique of the Joke and the Subversion of the Unconscious in Language 24. The Graph of Desire 3: The Coupling of Desire with the Signifier 25. The “Generation” of the Graph References; Credits; Index