The Lacan Tradition

1st Edition

Lionel Bailly, David Lichtenstein, Sharmini Bailly

Routledge
Published March 22, 2018
Reference - 244 Pages
ISBN 9781780491516 - CAT# K377817
Series: The Lines of Development

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Summary

The Lacanian Tradition is unique among psychoanalytic schools in its influence upon academic fields such as literature, philosophy, cultural and critical studies. This book aims to make Lacan's ideas accessible and relevant also to mainstream psychoanalysts, and to showcase developments in Lacanian thinking since his death in 1981.

The volume highlights the clinical usefulness of such concepts as the paternal metaphor, the formula of fantasy, psychic structure, the central role of desire and the interlinking of the individual subject in the matrix of the Other. While these themes are woven through all the papers, each is a highly individual reflection upon some aspect of Lacanian theory, practice or history.

 

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