On Feminine Sexuality: The Limits of Love and Knowledge

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1998 - Psychology - 150 pages
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Jacques Lacan begins the 20th year of his seminar by weighing up theories of the relationship between the desire for love and the attainment of knowledge from such diverse and influencial thinkers as Aristotle, Marx and Freud. He leads readers through mathematics, philosophy, religion and psychoanalysis, into an unexpected way of interpreting the two most fundamental human drives.
 

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Contents

On jouissance
1
Tojakobson
14
The function of the written
26
Love and the signifier
38
the other satisfaction
51
God and Womans jouissance
64
A love letter
78
Knowledge and truth
90
On the Baroque
104
Rings of string
118
The rat in the maze
137
Index
147
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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 graduated from the Ecole Normale Superieure. He is the director of the Department of Psychanalysis of Paris VIII. He edits the journal Ornicar?

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