Liberating Oedipus?: Psychoanalysis as Critical Theory

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Lexington Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 245 pages
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In Liberating Oedipus?: Psychoanalysis as Critical Theory, Dr. Filip Kovacevic demonstrates how psychoanalytic theory can join political theory in designing alternative political norms and values. Detailing the thoughts of major psychologists including Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, and Alain Badiou, this book offers a new approach to traditional Lacanian theory. Kovacevic's emphasis on Lacanian psychoanalysis is especially relevant due to the modern challenges of failed globalization and the subsequent terrorist reactions. Kovacevic proves that political practice without an emancipatory psychology to guide it is potentially dangerous. Liberating Oedipus? is a critical text for scholars of political theory and those interested in the history of ideas.
 

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Contents

Freuds Theses
1
The Liberation Thesis
59
Lacans Theses
107
PostLacanian Theses
157
Contemporary Lacanian Theses The Liberation Thesis Revisited
193
Conclusion
225
Bibliography
231
Index
239
About the Author
245
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Filip Kovacevic is professor of political psychology and leadership studies at the University of Montenegro.

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