In this definitive explication, Roberto Harari skillfully explores Lacan's Seminar on “Anxiety,” one of the least examined aspects of his work, and one that has far-reaching clinical and theoretical reverberations. In Lacanian terms, anxiety is not a symbolic phenomenon, but is situated at the border of the imaginary and the real: no longer reduced to concept of ego, the very question of the birth of the subject is raised by the phenomenon of anxiety. This is the step that Harari's account will elucidate.
The Seminar on “Anxiety” (Seminar X) situates Lacan's expansion upon Freud's concepts about anxiety with rigor, precision, and a wealth of clinical underpinnings. As Harari states, it is a key to Lacan's teaching in terms of the ways that it has had an impact on analytical treatment. -- from the publisher
Roberto Harari, Ph.D., has been a psychoanalyst in Buenos Aires since 1965. He is a charter member and former President of Mayeutica-Institucion Psicoanalitica. Since 1986, he has directed the Freud-Lacan Collection in Ediciones Nueva Vision. Harari has published more than 200 articles in international magazines, and has authored sixteen books. Several have been translated into French and Portuguese. This is his first volume published in English.
Table of Contents:
Foreword; Translator's Note; Preface; Introduction to the English Language Edition; The Lacanian Clinical Field: Series Overview 1.Affect, Signal, Matricial Framework 2. Not…without an Object. The Graph of Anxiety 3. To Lack Lack, a-Thing, Acting Out, and Passing to the Act 4. Destinies of the a: Deception, Transference, Failure, and Mourning 5. The Framework of the Division of the Subject by the Signifier 6. Sublimation-Love, Jouissance, and Guts as Cause 7. Knowledge Drive? The Graph of the Floors of a 8. Voice, Gaze, Phallus. Faire “l'amourir” 9. From the Phantemic Framework to a New Version of the Matricial Framework Index