The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis, 1954-1955

The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis, 1954-1955

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This Seminar, together with Seminar I, which was published simultaneously, was worked on by both translators so as to produce uniformity in both terminology and style. Considerable attention was paid to the practices of previous translators of Lacan, in particular Anthony Wilden, Alan Sheridan, Stuart Schneiderman and Jacqueline Rose, in the hope that some consistency in the English rendition of Lacan can be achieved.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 482g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0393307093
  • 9780393307092
  • 84,691

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A complete translation of the seminar that Jacques Lacan gave in the course of a year's teaching within the training programme of the Socie'te' Francaise de Psychanalyse. The French text was prepared by Jacques-Alain Miller in consultation with Jacques Lacan, from the transcriptions of the seminar.
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"The Seminar Books I and II have a special place because of their value as an introduction to Lacan... [They] are a sure path of entry into Lacan's critique of ego psychology... Lacan's work underscores that part of Freud's message that is most revolutionary for our time. The individual is 'decentered.' There is no autonomous self. What sex was to the Victorians, the question of free will is to our new Fin-de-Siecle." -- Sherry Turkle "A rare opportunity to experience Lacan as a teacher... The publication of these two early seminars ... may allow Lacan's work to do what it does most remarkably: shed light on, and expand, the theoretical implications of psychoanalysis, but also train a new generation of psychoanalysts by asking again and again: what exactly do we do when we do psychoanalysis?" -- Lisa Kennedy
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About Jacques Lacan

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 is Director of the Department of Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII and editor of Lacan's Seminars.
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