The Triumph of Religion

The Triumph of Religion

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"I am the product of priests", Lacan once said of himself. Educated by the Marist Brothers (or Little Brothers of Mary), he was a pious child and acquired considerable, personal knowledge of the torments and cunning of Christian spirituality. He was wonderfully able to speak to Catholics and to bring them around to psychoanalysis. Jesuits flocked to his school.

Freud, an old-style Enlightenment optimist, believed religion was merely an illusion that the progress of the scientific spirit would dissipate in the future. Lacan did not share this belief in the slightest: he thought, on the contrary, that the true religion, Roman Catholicism, would take in everyone in the end, pouring bucketsful of meaning over the ever more insistent and unbearable real that we, in our times, owe to science.

- Jacques-Alain Miller
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 122 x 192 x 20mm | 180g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0745659896
  • 9780745659893
  • 375,111

Table of contents

Table of Contents

Note by Jacques-Alain Miller

Discourse to Catholics

Lecture Announcement

I. Regarding Morality, Freud Has What It Takes

II. Can Psychoanalysis Constitute the Kind of Ethics Necessitated by our Times?

The Triumph of Religion

I. Governing, Educating, and Analyzing

II. The Anxiety of Scientists

III. The Triumph of Religion

IV. Closing in on the Symptom

V. The Word Brings Jouissance

VI. Getting Used to the Real

VII. Not Philosophizing

Translator s Notes

Bibliographical Information
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About Jacques Lacan

Jacques Lacan (1901 1981) was one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers. His many works include
The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-analysis and the many other volumes of
The Seminars.
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