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Description - Beyond the Psychoanalytic Dyad by John P. Muller

This work explores the formative power of signs and their impact on the mind, the body and subjectivity, giving special attention to work of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and the American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce. It illustrates how Lacan's way of understanding experience through three dimensions - the real, the imaginary and the symbolic - can be useful both for thinking about cultural phenomena and for understanding the complexities involved in treating psychotic patients. The author develops Lacan's perspective gradually, presenting it as distinctive approaches to data from a variety of sources, such as cognitive, social and developmental psychology, literature, history, art and psychoanalytic treatment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415910682
ISBN-10: 0415910684
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John P. Muller

John P. Muller is Chief Psychologist and Director of Education at The Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and author (with William J. Richardson) of Lacan and Language: A Reader's Guide to Ecrits.

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