Guillaume Collett questions to what extent we can locate Deleuze within the Lacanian School during the late-1960s, prior to Guattari. In so doing, he offers a new, integrated reading of Deleuze's The Logic of Sense (1969) by understanding it as a "psychoanalysis of sense", and gives a new interpretation of Deleuze's conception of philosophy itself.
The Psychoanalysis of Sense shows that Deleuze was not merely aware of the debates animating the Lacanian School during the 1960s: he sought to contribute to them. Emphasising his appropriation of the work of post-Lacanian Serge Leclaire, Collett shows how Deleuze constructed a more singular and immanent theory of the linguistic structure of the unconscious - granting the erogenous body a larger structuring role.
About the Author:
Guillaume Collett is Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Critical Thought, University of Kent. He has co-edited a number of Skepsi journal issues as well as Deleuze and Philosophical Practice for Deleuze Studies (Edinburgh University Press, 2013) and has translated a number of articles from French into English for philosophy journals. He is currently co-editing a volume on Deleuze and Transdiciplinarity.