Lacan: The Silent Partners
Verso, 2006 - Philosophy - 406 pages
Jacques Lacan is the foremost psychoanalytic theorist after Freud. Revolutionising the study of social relations, his work has been a major influence on political theory, philosophy, literature and the arts, but his thought has so far been studied without a serious investigation of its foundations. Just what are the influences on his thinking, so crucial to its proper understanding?
In Lacan: The Silent Partners Slavoj Zizek, the maverick theorist and pre-eminent Lacan scholar, has marshalled some of the greatest thinkers of our age in support of a dazzling re-evaluation of Lacan's work. Focussing on Lacan's 'silent partners', those who are the hidden inspiration to Lacanian theory, they discuss his work in relation to the Pre-Socratics, Diderot, Hegel, Nietzsche, Schelling, Hölderlin, Wagner, Turgenev, Kafka, Henry James and Artaud.
This major collection, including three essays by Zizek, marks a new era in the study of this unsettling thinker, breathing new life into his classic work.
Contributors: Alain Badiou, Bruno Bosteels, Miran Bozovic, Lorenzo Chiesa, Joan Copjec, Mladen Dolar, Timothy Huson, Fredric Jasmeson, Adrian Johnston, Sigi Jöttkandt, Silvia Ons, Robert Pfaller, Alenka Zupancic and Slavoj Zizek.
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Jacques Lacan, who thought of himself as a psychoanalyst, was a much-talked-about, if somewhat mysterious, figure of the Parisian intellectual community from the 1920s until his death in 1980. His ... Read full review
Lacan and the PreSocratics
The Omniscient Body
Ghosts of Substance Past Schelling Lacan and the Denaturalization of Nature
Truth and Contradiction Reading Hegel with Lacan
Nietzsche Freud Lacan
May 68 The Emotional Month
Alain Badious Theory of the Subject The Recommencement of Dialectical Materialism
Burned by the Sun
The Politics of Redemption or Why Richard Wagner Is Worth Saving
Forfeits and Comparisons Turgenevs First Love
Kates Choice or The Materialism of Henry James
Lacan with Artaud jouissens jouissens jouissans
Lacan and the Dialectic A Fragment
Notes on Contributors