Lacan : The Silent Partners

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Jacques Lacan is the foremost psychoanalytic theorist after Freud. Revolutionizing 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 i ek, 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. Focusing on Lacan's 'silent partners', those who are the hidden inspiration to Lacan theory, they discuss his work in relation to the pre-socratics, Diderot, Hegel, Nietzsche, Schelling, Holderlin, Wagner, Turgenev, Kafka, Henry James and Artaud. This Major collection, including three essays by i ek, marks a new era in the study of this unsettling thinker, breathing new life into this classic work.
Contributors: Alain Badiou, Bruno Bosteels, Miran Bozovic, Lorenzo Chiesa, Joan Copjec, Mladen Dolar, Timothy Huson, Frederic Jameson, Adrian Johnston, Sigi Jottkandt, Silvia Ons, Robert Pfaller, Alenka Zupan?i? and Slavoj i ek.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 152 x 200 x 30mm | 539g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated ed
  • 1844675491
  • 9781844675494
  • 968,988

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'The Ultimate aim of this present volume is to instigate a new wave of Lananian paranoia: to push readers to engage in the work of their own and start to discern Lacanian motifs everywhere, from politics to trash culture, from obscure ancient philosophers to Franz Kafka.' Slavoj i ek
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About Slavoj Zizek

Slavoj i ek is international Director of Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London, and a senior researcher at the institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana.
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