The Seminar of Jacques Lacan
The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis
By (author) Jacques Lacan
Edited by Jacques Alain Miller
Translated by Alan Sheridan
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Seminar of Jacques Lacan by Jacques Lacan
Book DescriptionThis volume is based on a year's seminar in which Dr. Lacan addressed a larger, less specialized audience than ever before, among whom he could not assume familiarity with his work. For his listeners then, and for his readers now, he wanted to "introduce a certain coherence into the major concepts on which psycho-analysis is based," namely, the unconscious, repetition, the transference, and the drive. Along the way he argues for a structural affinity between psychoanalysis and language, discusses the relation of psychoanalysis to religion, and reveals his particular stance on topics ranging from sexuality and death to alienation and repression. This book constitutes the essence of Dr. Lacan's sensibility.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393317756
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 3-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jacques Lacan
Formations of the Unconscious, Hardback (May 2017)
When I decided to explore the question of Witz, or wit, with you this year, I undertook a small enquiry. It will come as no surprise at all that I began by questioning a poet.
Sinthome, Hardback (September 2016)
Ten times, an elderly grey-haired man gets up on the stage. Ten times puffing and sighing. Ten times slowly tracing out strange multi-coloured arabesques that interweave, curling with the meanders of his speech, by turns fluid and uneasy.
Triumph of Religion, Paperback (September 2015)
"I am the product of priests", Lacan once said of himself. Educated by the Marist Brothers (or Little Brothers of Mary), he was a pious child and acquired considerable, personal knowledge of the torments and cunning of Christian spirituality. He was wonderfully able to speak to Catholics and to bring them around to psychoanalysis.
On the Names-of-the-Father, Paperback (September 2015)» View all books by Jacques Lacan
What astonishing success the Name-of-the-Father has had! Everyone finds something in it. Who one's father is isn't immediately obvious, hardly being visible to the naked eye. Paternity is first and foremost determined by one's culture. As Lacan said, "The Name-of-the-Father creates the function of the father.
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Author Biography - Jacques Lacan
The psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan (1901-1981) was one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers. His many published works include Ecrits and The Seminars. Jacques-Alain Miller is Director of the Department of Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII and editor of Lacan's Seminars.
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