Lacan, Language, and Philosophy

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SUNY Press, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 213 pages
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Lacan, Language, and Philosophy explores the linguistic turn in psychoanalysis taken by Jacques Lacan. Russell Grigg provides lively and accessible readings of Lacan and Freud that are grounded in clinical experience and informed by a background in analytic philosophy. He addresses key issues in Lacanian psychoanalysis, from the clinical (how psychosis results from the foreclosure of the signifier the Name-of-the Father; the father as a symbolic function; the place of transference) to the philosophical (the logic of the “pas-tout”; the link between the superego and Kant’s categorical imperative; a critique of Žižek’s account of radical change). Grigg’s expertise and knowledge of psychoanalysis produce a major contribution to contemporary philosophical and psychoanalytic debates.

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Russell Grigg is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Studies at Deakin University in Australia. He is the translator of The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: Book III: The Psychoses, 1955–1956 and The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: Book XVII: The Other Side of Psychoanalysis.

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