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Lacan and Klein, Creation and Discovery : An Essay of Reintroduction

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On the one hand, Creation and Discovery, Lacan and Klein: An Essay of Reintroduction seeks to disclose the often suppressed or unacknowledged proximity, even intimacy, between Lacan and Klein, and thereby to facilitate a re-introduction between Lacan and Klein such that their works can read anew, both independently and together. On the other hand, by reconstructing the highly divergent metapsychological theories and clinical orientations of Jacques Lacan and Melanie Klein from their discussions of the same case material, the text seeks to demonstrate the irreducible plurality of psychoanalysis and the ethico-political significance of this plurality. Siding with neither Lacan nor Klein's perspective, Adam Rosen-Carole argues that within and between these exaggerated positions, a dialectic of creation and discovery emerges that affords the reader unique insights into the nature and status of psychoanalytic knowing and its particular objects. Special attention is paid to the indelible exaggerations and distortions, the guiding sensitivities and urgencies, and the concomitant structures of blindness and insight organizing various psychoanalytic perspectives. Written for clinicians as well as for students and scholars interested in psychoanalysis and philosophy, this book serves not only as a comprehensive introduction to Lacan, but also a reassessment of psychoanalytic method.show more

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  • Hardback | 278 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739164562
  • 9780739164563
  • 1,712,829

About Adam Rosen-Carole

Adam Rosen-Carole teaches philosophy at Bard College.show more

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This book makes an incredible contribution to our understanding of Lacan and Klein, as well as what psychoanalysis means and does more generally. Rosen-Carole puts Lacan into conversation with Klein, and shows how Lacan offers tools to read Klein in much more productive ways. It is truly breathtaking in its accomplishment, a remarkable achievement. -- Clayton Crockett, University of Central Arkansasshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 I. A Re-beginning Through Logos Part 3 II. Controversy: Creation or Discovery Part 4 III. The Treatment Part 5 IV. How to Read Melanie Klein (A Few Comments) Part 6 V. Lacan Visits the Butcher Chapter 7 The Imaginary Chapter 8 The Ego (and the object) Chapter 9 The Subject Chapter 10 Desire Chapter 11 Objet a Chapter 12 Truth Part 13 VI. From the Imaginary to the Symbolic Part 14 VII. Back on the Case Chapter 15 The Symbolic Chapter 16 The Signifier Chapter 17 The Real Chapter 18 Reality Part 19 VIII. Summation Part 20 IX. How to Read Lacan Part 21 X. Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends (How to Read Lacan, Part II)show more

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